Hello & Welcome to “In Art This Week Episode 4 – 16/02/2019”
In this series of “In Art This Week” we will cover 3 of the top stories in Arts & Culture from that given that week. Stay tuned as we keep you up to date with the art world ranging from the weird & wonderful to the crazy and extreme.
1. Artist hacked her way into Frieze LA.
- Gretchen Andrews harnessed Search Engine Optimization
- to ensure her art appeared first on Google image search results for “Frieze Los Angeles.”
- Calling her work “search engine art”, she put her images on her own site, Frieze-los-angeles.com, as well as other sites.
2. Leonardo da Vinci’s works to appear on stamps.
- The UK’s postal service, the Royal Mail, is creating a series of stamps featuring the artist’s drawings.
- It’s to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the artist’s birthday. The stamp collection is part of a series of UK exhibitions currently on show as part of 500th anniversary
3. A documentary shows that bees can see the difference between works of art.
- In The Great Australian Bee Challenge, an experiment shows honey bees telling the difference between Australian Indigenous and European art in just one afternoon.
- The experiment showed a European artwork and an Australian Indigenous artist artwork with a sweet solution on the latter as a reward and a bitter one on the other.
- After removing this rewarding system, the bees continued to land on the Marawili, suggesting that they can tell the difference between the two styles.