@TABLOIDARTHIST JOINS THE GAP BETWEEN HIGH ART AND POP CULTURE EQUALLY.
Elise Bell, Chloe Esslemont, and Mayanne Soret have all studied art or are artists — at least enough to be able to pair up some of the recent instant classic moments of pop culture and celebrity history with their art historical equivalents.
With their Twitter page, “Tabloid Art History” they show through each post, how “high art” and pop culture are combined, encouraging others to love and consume pop culture as a pleasure, rather than a “guilty pleasure”.
Centuries passed where Caravaggio’s and pre-Raphaelite’ works were the focal point of admiration and gossip – now is this Twitter account uniting what’s seen as art with modern pop culture, as the bio of their account says “because for every pic of Lindsay Lohan falling, there’s a Bernini sculpture begging to be referenced”.
Ultimately, this project legitimises a love for media sidelined as shallow, and unworthy of analysis: Tabloid Art History champions a nuanced, playful exploration of taste culture, as well as the basic ability to engage with anything you enjoy.