Formerly titled VisualBites, this blog was launched in 2007 and features international art news, debates, exhibitions and opinion. The recently re-branded ArtSmacked in addition to the above mentioned content provides a more streamline format for readers to catch up on their art news. Specific categories include Editor’s Picks, Features, Reviews, Videos, What’s On and ‘You’ve Been ArtSmacked’ which highlights the latest and most controversial art news.
Beyond art news, ArtSmacked boasts an online gallery showcasing curated exhibitions which primarily serves as a platform for emerging artists to show their work. ArtSmacked Academy is aimed at those who wish to do more than just read about art, offering a range of activities and services from guided tours and lectures to curatorial, editorial and professional services.
About the Blogger
London-based author, Stephanie Cotela Tanner not only provides insight into the London art scene but aims to include newsworthy artistic activities throughout the world. You can count on ArtSmacked to give it to you straight, there is no dancing around the ever-present pomposity of art industry personalities.
Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and a masters degree from Birkbeck College, University of London in the History of Art. She is a freelance art historian and curator. She also lectures on a wide range of subjects, including Northern and Italian Renaissance art, Nineteenth century American art, British modernism and post-World War II Italian painting and cinema. She has extensive experience in the art world in both America and Britain having held positions at arts organisations in San Diego, New York and London.
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