Marshall Arisman, the illustrator, novelist, painter and now raconteur, has a series of fanciful, farcical, inspirational, and faux art-historical videos available for free public consumption. Hear his dulcet tones and see his sculpted face; it is worth a few minutes out of your day. I urge you to check out the following, particularly the rhythmical recitation of “The Divine Elvis” (but watch out, they’re habit forming):
Mary Livingston: An art restorer finds a dog in great master paintings.
The Divine Elvis: A tale about a boy and his monkey twin (above).
The Art Collector: Vinny knows what he likes, or does he?
The Mental Patient: A critic diagnoses a learning disability. The Fan Letter: An admirer checks in with the artist.
Picasso My Wife: An Homage To Pablo.
Also check out the new book, Marketing Illustration: New Venues, New Styles, New Methods by Arisman and myself here.