Overrated & Underrated Artists 3

Why are some artists overrated, while some are underrated? This video provides 3 examples of overrated artists, and 3 examples of underrated artists, explaining the specific reasons why these artists receive more, or less attention over time. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Alex Rowe & Jordan McCracken-Foster. Video Walkthrough Spencer […]

How to Avoid Art Clichés

This video explains what is an art cliché, and how to avoid creating artworks that will be perceived as being cliché. This discussion breaks down how to get past the cliché in order to create artworks that are more thought provoking and unique in their approach. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching […]

“Bad” ILLUSTRATIONS

What is a “bad” illustration? This video shows a broad range of illustrations, and the opinions of several artists as to why the artworks are effective or not. The thoughts of each artist on the illustrations then stimulates a discussion on why a specific illustration is successful or not. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara […]

Underrated & Overrated Artists 2

Why are some artists overrated, while some are underrated? This video provides 3 examples of overrated artists, and 3 examples of underrated artists. We look at the reasons why these artists receive more, or less attention over time. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Alex Rowe & Deepti Menon. Watch the […]

Hunter Biden’s Art Sale: Ethics & Politics

With the announcement that Hunter Biden is selling his artwork through New York City gallerist Georges Bergès, ethics concerns are being raised by both the art world and in politics. Each of Hunter Biden’s artworks will be priced between $75,000 and $500,000. Is his artwork any good? Should it be commanding these prices? Discussion led […]

“Bad” FIGURE Painting Compositions

What is a “bad” figure painting? This video shows a broad range of figurative paintings, and the opinions of several artists as to why the artworks are effective or not. The opinion of each artist on the figure composition then stimulates a discussion on why a specific figure painting is successful or not. Discussion led […]

Kitsch & Thomas Kinkaid

The first 1000 people to use the link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: ​https://skl.sh/artprofcreatecritique06211. This video explores kitsch art, which is frequently seen as being “low brow” artwork that is for the masses and does not garner respect in the art world. Is all kitsch artwork inherently in poor taste? Explored […]

Underrated & Overrated Artists 1

Why are some artists overrated, while others are underrated? This video provides three examples of overrated artists, and three that are underrated. We explain the specific reasons why these artists receive more, or less attention over time. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Lauryn Welch and Jordan McCracken-Foster. Watch the 3 […]

What is the Future of NFTs?

This video discusses the recent sale of Beeple’s NFT (Non-fungible token) at Christie’s for $69 million dollars. This sale was Christies’ first for an entirely digital artwork, and the first time Christie’s accepted payment in the cryptocurrency Ether. How does this event impact the art world today, and the future in terms of NFTs? Discussion […]

How Artists Avoid Cultural Appropriation

This video addresses how artists use cultural appropriation, and explores ownership of stories represented by visual artists. Topics covered include what the difference is between representation and appropriation, the power of personal narratives, showing classic stories, and more. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Deepti Menon and Cat Huang. Video Walkthrough […]

“Bad” Abstract Painting Compositions

What is a “bad” abstract composition? This video shows a broad range of abstract paintings, and the opinions of several artists as to why the compositions are effective or not. The opinion of each artist on the abstract composition then stimulates a discussion on why a specific abstract composition is successful or not. Discussion led […]

Is it Wrong to Make Fan Art?

Fan Art is often where many young artists begin, but there’s a time and place for it, and inevitably copyright issues and ownership make it a more complicated subject. Read Iris Yip’s short article on the subject or watch Art Prof’s in depth video with Teaching Artists Cat Huang and Jordan McCracken-Foster. Fan art is […]