The Lonely Palette

By Tamar Avishai

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 May 16, 2019

Petit Parapluie
 Apr 30, 2019
Enlightening, fascinating, very well produced - and Tamar's soothing voice makes it an even more marvellous journey.

Zoe
 Feb 9, 2019
An enlightened journey through every episode, by taking an artist, artwork or art movement each time the history of society and humans is picked apart. A fantastic production, recommended to everyone. I am most grateful to Tamar and the whole production team. Continue the great work!

AllenO
 Aug 24, 2018
reawakened my joy in looking at art and visiting museums.

A Podcast Republic user
 Aug 16, 2018

Description

Welcome to The Lonely Palette, the podcast that returns art history to the masses, one painting at a time. Each episode, host Tamar Avishai picks a painting du jour, interviews unsuspecting museum visitors in front of it, and then dives deeply into the object, the movement, the social context, and anything and everything else that will make it as neat to you as it is to her. For more information, visit thelonelypalette.com | Twitter @lonelypalette | Instagram @thelonelypalette.

Episode Date
BonusEp. 0.3 - Tamar Avishai interview with Artists of Camberville
00:32:43
On July 29, 2019 (the day after the birth of my son!), host and producer Danielle Monroe posted this interview we had recorded the week before for her podcast "Artists of Camberville." This was one of best conversations I've ever had about the origins of "The Lonely Palette" and the trials and tribulations of art-viewing, meaning-making, script-writing, audio podcasting about the visual, and, like, a little bit about The Bachelorette. Enjoy! 00:10: Introduction. 00:41: Laying the groundwork for starting "The Lonely Palette". 4:18: Clip from "Episode 24: Meditations on Mark Rothko". 6:12: Permission to slow down in front of a work of art. What is the best way to be present in an art museum? Both amateurs and experts have a hard time with this. 9:12: Is allowing for any reaction to an artwork “uneducated”? Exploring songwriting and meaning-making with a little help from Dar Williams and Mark Rothko. 14:30: As a podcaster, the difference between thinking like a radio producer and thinking like an art historian. 18:51: The desired takeaway from "The Lonely Palette"? Art history makes for a damn good story. Not scary stuff, just human stuff. 21:08: Can you do a museum wrong? Or maybe just…unpleasantly? 22:26: The weekend course that launched a podcast that people actually want to be on! 24:39: What would I do differently if I had to do it all again? How the depth of the episode scripts has evolved. 27:57: The Hub & Spoke garage story: attempting success due to the appearance of success. 31:44: Wrapping up, and fortunately (?) not going into labor on mic. Original episode post: https://daniellehmonroe.com/ep7/ Listen to "Artists of Camberville" wherever you get your podcasts, and please do leave a rating and a review! Support "The Lonely Palette" and keep the kiddo in fresh diapers: www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
Aug 09, 2019
Ep. 40 - Frida Kahlo's "Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia)" (1928)
00:37:52
In which we go beneath the flowers, the unibrow, the broken body, and the shadow of her marriage, to reframe the fame of Frida Kahlo: the Cult Icon of Humanness. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/7/14/episode-40-frida-kahlos-dos-mujeres Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Jat Poure,” “Li Fonte,” “Clouds at the Gap,” “Master,” “When the Guests Have Left,” “Curiously and Curiously,” “Thread Ceylon,” “Gondola Blue” Tinpan Orange, “Song for Frida Kahlo” Support the show: www.patreon.com/lonelypalette Episode sponsors: www.thegreatcourses.com/lonely www.visualartspassage.com/palette
Jul 19, 2019
Ep. 39 - Rembrandt van Rijn's "Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh" (1632)
00:31:43
It isn't 17th century Dutch art if we're not going so deep into Rembrandt's soul and so close to the meticulous details of his virtuosic portraiture that we make the guards nervous. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/5/23/episode-39-rembrandt-van-rijns-portrait-of-aeltje-uylenburgh-1632 Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Lovers Hollow” “Tailrunner,” “Entwined Oddity,” “Lupi,” “Thannoid,” “Camp Fermin” Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette Thanks to our episode sponsors: www.thegreatcourses.com/lonely www.visualartspassage.com
Jun 07, 2019
BonusEp. 0.2 - Tamar Avishai interviews Dan Byers, Director of Harvard's Carpenter Center
00:22:33
Tamar met Dan when she was a worshipful high school freshman and he was (to her) an übercool junior who was not only the arts editor of Thoughtprints, the school's art/lit mag, but also spent his free time in the fine art studio, bending the charcoal like Beckmann. Now he's the Director of the Carpenter Center of Visual Arts at Harvard University, she's an art history podcaster, and they reconnected in the Busch-Reisinger galleries in front of Max Beckmann's "Self-Portrait in a Tuxedo" from 1927 to talk about self-portraiture, self-evolution, and the limitations of peaking in high school. [00:17] - Describing the painting. [02:35] - What drew Dan to the painting as a teenager. [06:16] - The ephemera of the cigarette. [08:17] - Self-portraits in high school. [09:25] - Drawing in thick, expressive lines. [11:35] - The self-portrait that doesn't need our validation. [15:19] - Beckmann isn’t Egon Schiele [18:58] - Dan's evolving relationship with this painting. [21:58] - Thoughtprints! Full transcript: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/dan-byers-interview Music used: The Blue Dot Sessions, "Greyleaf Willow"
Apr 04, 2019
Ep. 38 - Wassily Kandinsky's "Untitled" (1922)
00:30:42
The later work of Russian ex-pat turned German Expressionist turned indispensable Bauhaus faculty member Wassily Kandinsky is a lot like the Bauhaus itself: a disparate collection of pieces parts that ends up assembling itself into a transparent, efficient, powerfully cohesive, form-follows-function whole. This episode was a collaboration with WBUR's Radio Open Source: check them out at radioopensource.org, and listen to their show on the Bauhaus Centennial on April 11, 2019 at 9:00pm EDT on 90.9 WBUR Boston. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/3/24/episode-38-wasily-kandinskys-untitled-1922 Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” Thelonious Monk, “Misterioso” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Highway 94”, “Boston Landing”, “Junca”, “Unfolding Plot”, “Micro”, “Betty Dear” Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show: www.patreon.com/lonelypalette Episode sponsor: www.shedunnitshow.com
Mar 28, 2019
Ep. 37 - Ansel Adams' "The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming" (1942)
00:31:10
Let's explore America the Beautiful, the Complicated, and the Contradictory, where a purple mountain has no sense of its own majesty, through the lens of the quintessential dorm room poster photographer Ansel Adams. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/3/8/episode-37-ansel-adams-the-tetons-and-snake-river-grand-teton-national-park-wyoming-1942 Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Vibrant Canopy”, “Bridgewalker”, “The Yards”, “Silver Lanyard”, “Velvet Ladder” Tamar Avishai, “Michigan” Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette Sponsors: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lonely www.visualartspassage.com
Mar 15, 2019
Ep. 36 - Behold the Monkey
00:40:06
The fruits of the Second Annual Year-End Patreon Listener Challenge has us staring directly into the cold dead eyes of the beast! How could this restoration of a forgotten 19th century Spanish fresco have gotten so grotesquely botched, and what does it tell us about the challenges of art restoration, religious iconography, and iconoclasm? And more importantly, Jesus, why you look like a shark? See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/1/25/episode-36-behold-the-monkey-the-ecce-homo-restoration Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Sylvestor”, “Mute Steps”, “Mr. Graves”, “Lobo Lobo”, “Lumber Down”, “Cloudy Cider” Tracie Potochnik, “Cecilia and the Saints” Episode sponsor: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lonely Support the show! Some more! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
Jan 31, 2019
BonusEp. 0.1 - Tamar Avishai interviews artist Cecilia Vicuña
00:19:10
On October 10, 2018, both the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Cecilia Vicuña herself were generous enough to give me the opportunity to take a few moments away from the installation of "Disappeared Quipu" and interview Vicuña. We talked about bridging the masculinity of Land Art and the femininity of Fiber Art, the origins of Vicuña's life as an artist, and how her own awareness has evolved throughout her career.
Dec 14, 2018
Ep. 35 - Cecilia Vicuña's "Disappeared Quipu" (2018)
00:31:43
Thick woolen knots, suspended from the ceiling, alive with projections and immersed in sound. You might not realize that Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña has woven together your awareness of your own awareness, but maybe you just needed some help translating it. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/12/1/episode-35-cecilia-vicuas-disappeared-quipu-2018 Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “The Face of the Thrush”, “We Build With Rubber Bands”, “Vdet”, “Between Stones”, “Cover Letter”, “Gentle Son” Support the show! http://www.thelonelypalette.com/2018listenerchallenge Episode sponsor: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lonely
Dec 14, 2018
Ep. 34 - Dance Dance Revolution
00:41:58
We're trying a little something different today: what happens when Disney scares the pants off you as a kid, and then, in mining the roots of your existential dread, you realize that Henri Matisse and Igor Stravinsky both had their respective pants scared off too, and that this communal pants-scaring explains a whole heck of a lot about early 20th century modernism? See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/10/27/episode-34-dance-dance-revolution Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" Igor Stravinsky, “The Rite of Spring” The Blue Dot Sessions, “Monder”, “House of Grendel”, “Thread Caramb”, Emmit Sprak”, “Lubber”, Ervira” Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Be a part of history! The 2nd Annual Year-End Patreon Listener Challenge is officially ON: www.thelonelypalette.com/2018listenerchallenge Sponsors: https://www.inboundbos.com/ https://www.bumblejax.com/
Nov 14, 2018
Ep. 33 - Jean-Honoré Fragonard's "The Desired Moment" (c. 1770)
00:30:24
Powder those wigs and ungird those loins: today we're diving deep into the curves, pastels, and licentious yearnings of a ridiculously saucy little style known as Rococo. See the Images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/9/8/episode-33-jean-honor-fragonard-the-desired-moment-c-1770 Music Used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Mknt”, “The Big Ten”, “Vernouillet”, “Swapping Tubes”, “Line Etching”, “Fern and Andy” Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Sponsor: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lonely Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
Sep 13, 2018
Ep. 32 - René Magritte's "The Son of Man" (1964)
00:29:12
Ever have a day when you just feel a little... blocked? Well, sure as God made little green apples, Surrealist René Magritte feels you. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/8/24/episode-32-ren-magrittes-son-of-man-1964 Music used: Django Reinhardt, "Django's Tiger" The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Roundpine", "Borough", "Building The Sled", "Rate Sheet", "Lick Stick", "Pull Beyond Pull" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Sponsors: http://www.danasaylor.com/retreat http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lonely Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
Aug 28, 2018
Ep. 31 - Hiroshi Sugimoto's "Byrd Theater, Richmond, 1993" (1993)
00:31:58
Trying to capture time in art is like trying to pin a wave upon the sand or hold a moonbeam in your hand. So leave it to Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto to do it so effectively by taking us to the Golden Age of Cinema. "Seeking Stillness" is on view at the MFA, Boston until September 3, 2018. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/7/5/episode-31-hiroshi-sugimotos-byrd-theater-richmond-1993-1993 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Cash Cow", "Aourourou", "A Little Powder", "Delicious", "Astrisx", "Bliste" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Today's sponsors: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lonely http://www.theconversationpod.com/ Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
Jul 12, 2018
Ep. 30 - Donatello's "Madonna of the Clouds" (c. 1425-1435)
00:26:48
Join the OG Ninja Turtle as he guides you into the Renaissance by way of an exquisite tour of heaven. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/5/28/episode-30-donatellos-madonna-of-the-clouds-c-1425-1435 Music Used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" Lobo Loco, "Piano Cora Theme" The Blue Dot Sessions, "UpUpUp and Over", "Slow Line Stomp", "Lakeside Path", "Perspiration", "Threads and Veils", "Moon Bicycle Theme" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show: www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
May 31, 2018
Ep. 29 - Egon Schiele's "Nude Self-Portrait" (1910)
00:29:53
Welcome to the cult of the punk: where the skin is flayed, the contortions are twisty, and the struggle is real.  So why can't we get enough? See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/4/23/episode-29-egon-schieles-nude-self-portrait-1910 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Taoudella", "Fifteen Street", "Smooth Stone", "Scraper", "Then A Gambling Problem", "Warm Fingers", "Chrome and Wax" Support the show: www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
Apr 27, 2018
Ep. 28 - Yoko Ono's "Cut Piece" (1964)
00:28:54
Yoko Ono. You may have heard of her. She hooked up with that musician that time. Just under the wire, we end Women's History Month with a peek beneath Ono's art and reputation - and why we need to reconsider both. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/3/29/episode-28-yoko-onos-cut-piece-1964 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Plaster Combo", "Valantis", "Strange Dog Walk", "Hundred Mile", "Down at the Bank"" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show: www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
Mar 30, 2018
Ep. 27 - Roy Lichtenstein's "Ohhh... Alright..." (1964)
00:26:59
Can a comic strip be elevated to fine art? Or is Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein just plain dotty? See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/3/5/episode-27-roy-lichtensteins-ohhhalright-1964 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Le Marais", "The Molerat", "Lemon and Melon", "Via Verre", "Lord Weasel", "Entrap" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette Thanks to our sponsors: https://audioboom.com/channel/empty-frames https://valt.io/lonely/
Mar 07, 2018
Ep. 26 - C.M. Coolidge's "Dogs Playing Poker" (1903)
00:38:56
Your Listener Patreon Challenge has been accepted! And now, let's dive together into kitsch: the frequency low enough for us all to hear. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/2/13/episode-26-cm-coolidges-dogs-playing-poker-1903 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Rose Ornamental," "Flattered," "Arizona Moon," "Laser Focus," "Alchemical," "Two in the Back," "Maisie Dreamer," "Gullwing Sailor," "Maldoc" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette Today's sponsors: https://www.artiststrong.com/drawing-drills-art-challenge/ https://valt.io/lonely/
Feb 15, 2018
SpecialEp. 0.3 - Keepers of the Culture (Live Event at the PRX Podcast Garage)
00:36:33
In this special episode, we listen to the audio from the live event at the PRX Podcast Garage, "Keepers of the Culture: A Celebration of Meduna and Holmes," which I had the privilege of participating in at the end of January. In it I chat with collage artist Ekua Holmes, play her some audio I produced on her work, and then we listen to art historian Barry Gathier give the curator talk to end all curator talks on art, artists, viewers, and why we do what we do. Special thanks to PRX, the PRX Podcast Garage, and WGBH. Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette Thank a sponsor! https://www.artiststrong.com/drawing-drills-art-challenge/
Feb 07, 2018
Ep. 25 - Mission: Mona Lisa
00:47:57
Our lady of the hour, muse of Dan Brown, satisfier of bucket lists, those eyes, that smile, La Gioconda, El Hefe. Just in time for the holidays, we bring you a super-sized episode on a super-sized love affair with a dinky little portrait. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/12/17/episode-25-mission-mona-lisa Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Tar and Spackle", "Welcome Home Sonny", "Caprese", "Tiny Putty", "Festering", "Inamorata", "Sunset at Sandy Isle", "Spins and Never Falls" Nat King Cole, "Mona Lisa" Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
Dec 22, 2017
Ep. 24 - Meditations on Mark Rothko
00:29:56
Whether you think Mark Rothko is the portal to spiritual transcendence or emotional-ambulance-chasing bunk, let's take the necessary time to explore his work without feeling like our souls are at stake. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/11/20/episode-24-meditations-on-mark-rothko Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "A Simple Blur", "Thematic", "Cases to Rest", "Plate Grayscale", "Drone Thistle," "Sage the Hunter" Dar Williams, "Mark Rothko Song" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette. Our Year-End Listener Challenge is ON. Become a patr(e)on by December 15th and yours truly will produce an episode on "Dogs Playing Poker" because of course.
Nov 21, 2017
Ep. 23 - Umberto Boccioni's "Unique Forms of Continuity in Space" (1913)
00:25:02
At the intersection of past and future sits a pack of hormonal dudes punching each other and making beautiful art. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/10/30/episode-23-umberto-boccionis-unique-forms-of-continuity-in-space-1913 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" Podington Bear, "Kaleidoscope" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Chase and We Follow", "The Telling", "Trelaga", "Thirteens" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
Oct 31, 2017
SpecialEp. 0.2 - Introducing Hub & Spoke (by way of Soonish)
00:37:48
The Lonely Palette is thrilled to announce that we're a founding member of Hub & Spoke, a brand spanking new collective of Boston-centric, idea-driven podcasts. To kick things off, we're proud to present an episode of Soonish, the podcast about the future, hosted by veteran technology journalist Wade Roush. This episode, "Can Technology Save Museums?" not only asks some important questions about the future of art museums, but features me telling The Lonely Palette's origin story (spoiler: I say puke a lot). Learn more about Soonish and Hub & Spoke: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/10/24/special-episode-10-introducing-hub-spoke-by-way-of-soonish Music used: The Blue Dot Sessions, "When In The West", "Cases to Rest"
Oct 25, 2017
Ep. 22 - Jasper Johns' "Target" (1961)
00:23:03
Ceci n'est pas un target, and other bewildering and profound pronouncements by conceptual neo-Dadaist (with abstract Pop Art sensibilities) Jasper Johns. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/9/21/episode-22-jasper-johns-target-1961 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Soothe", "Helado", "Chapel Donder", "The Summit" Jason Leonard, "Ritual Six" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the podcast! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
Sep 27, 2017
Ep. 21 - Mary Cassatt's "In the Loge" (1878)
00:25:45
So. It appears that art history has a woman problem. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/9/5/episode-21-mary-cassatts-in-the-loge-1878 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Waterborne", "Pat Dog", "Partly Sage", "Illway", "Turning to You", "Horizon Liner", "Soothe" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees” Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
Sep 05, 2017
Ep. 20 - Henryk Ross's Photographs of the Lodz Ghetto (1940-44)
00:24:54
In this special episode, we look at the exhibition Memory Unearthed: Henryk Ross’s Photographs of the Lodz Ghetto, and explore the Lodz ghetto specifically, Holocaust photography more generally, and the role our need for a good story has played in shaping our understanding of both. Memory Unearthed is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston until July 30, 2017 See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/6/29/episode-20-henryk-rosss-photographs-of-the-lodz-ghetto Music Used: The Blue Dot Sessions, "Doghouse", "Drone Pine", "Drone Birch", "3rd Chair", "Our Fingers Cold"
Jul 04, 2017
Ep. 19 - Guanyin, Bodhisattva of Compassion (Song Dynasty, 12th c. CE)
00:23:56
Take a load off as you relax into this Song Dynasty masterpiece. You're going to be here for a while. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/6/13/episode-19-guanyin-bodhisattva-of-compassion-song-dynasty-12th-c-ce Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Masonry", "Exceter Lask", "Hickory Interlude", "Copper Halls", "Feathering", "Inside the Paper Crane", "Doghouse" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Jun 13, 2017
Ep. 18 - JMW Turner's "The Slave Ship" (1840)
00:23:46
Because it's hard to look directly into the sun. Or yourself. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/5/22/episode-18-jmw-turners-the-slave-ship-1840 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Sunday Lights", "Town Market", "Rapids", "Liptis", "Ballast", "Masonry" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
May 23, 2017
MiniEp. 0.1 - Happy Birthday, Lonely Palette!
00:07:21
The Lonely Palette is ONE! And what a year it's been. We here at One Lonely Palette Plaza are celebrating with the launch of our own Patreon Campaign! Please consider checking it out, and supporting the podcast. All the information can be found at: www.patreon.com/lonelypalette Thank you for an artful, soulful, paint and cathedral and electric chair and torqued ellipse and apple and Pollocky-spatter and Aunt Fanny-ful year, and here's to the next! Music used: The Blue Dot Sessions, "Helado", "Red City Theme"
May 04, 2017
Ep. 17 - Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain" (1917)
00:27:20
On the occasion of its hundredth birthday, we dive into the art world's greatest joke (splash!). See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/4/17/episode-17-marcel-duchamps-fountain Music Used: Podington Bear, "A1 Rogue", "In My Head" The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "In The Back Room", "Rafter", "FasterFasterBrighter", "Nesting", "Lamplist" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Apr 18, 2017
Ep. 16 - Vincent Van Gogh's "Postman Joseph Roulin" (1888)
00:22:52
You've just had a manic break, cut off a piece of your ear, and gifted it to a prostitute. Who ya gonna call? Your get-a-grip postman friend, of course! See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/3/27/episode-16-vincent-van-goghs-postman-joseph-roulin-1888 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Step In Step Out", "Scratcher", "Over the Fence", "Scalloped", "On Belay" Lee Rosevere, "Curiosity" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees” Podington Bear, "A1 Rogue"
Mar 29, 2017
Ep. 15 - El Anatsui's "Black River" (2009)
00:22:31
One man's trash is Ghanaian fiber artist El Anatsui's treasure. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/3/1/episode-15-el-anatsuis-black-river-2009 Music used: Podington Bear, "Down and Around" The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Coronea", "Mercurial Vision", "Stipple", "Our Quiet Company", "Step In Step Out" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Mar 07, 2017
Ep. 14 - Paul Gauguin's "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" (1897-98)
00:24:06
The gospel according to Gauguin is basically an existential hodgepodge that you and I were never supposed to understand. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/1/25/episode-14-paul-gauguins-where-do-we-come-from-what-are-we-where-are-we-going-1897-98 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Flagger", "Pacing", "Open Flames", "One Quiet Conversation" Mathieu Lamontagne & Emmanuel Toledo, "Point de vue" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Jan 25, 2017
Ep. 13 - Edward Hopper's "Room in Brooklyn" (1932)
00:21:16
Welcome to Edward Hopper's specific, yet schematic, love letter to the alienation of the modern American city. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/12/28/episode-13-edward-hoppers-room-in-brooklyn-1932 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Lacquer Groove", "In Passage", "Cats Eye", "Tranceless", "Simple Melody", "Flagger" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Jan 03, 2017
Ep. 12 - Jackson Pollock's "Number 10, 1949" (1949)
00:21:15
Dust off your verbs, it's time to make sense out of chaos. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/11/30/episode-12-jackson-pollocks-10-1949-1949 Music used: Eric Dolphy, "Out To Lunch" The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Parade Shoes", "Inessential", "City Limits", "Lacquer Groove" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Dec 13, 2016
Ep. 11 - John Singer Sargent's "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" (1882)
00:22:22
The darlings, the crown jewels, the moneymakers. Just what the heck is it about these girls?! See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/11/14/episode-11-john-singer-sargents-the-daughters-of-edwards-darley-boit-1882 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Brass Buttons", "Heliotrope", "Vittoro", "Filing Away" Lobo Loco, "White Shapes Beauty" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees” Eric Dolphy, "Out To Lunch"
Nov 15, 2016
Ep. 10 - Piet Mondrian's "Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue" (1927)
00:21:38
Think abstraction is totally inaccessible? Pull up a chair. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/10/6/episode-10-piet-mondrians-composition-with-red-yellow-and-blue-1927 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "The Provisions", "A Certain Lightness", "A Rush of Clear Water", "Brass Buttons" Lee Rosevere, "Puzzle Pieces" Tamar Avishai, "Grid (after Sol LeWitt's Drawing Series)"
Oct 25, 2016
Ep. 9 - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's "Reclining Nude" (1909)
00:20:51
The German Expressionists get hot. Nazis get bothered. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/9/28/episode-9-ernst-ludwig-kirchners-reclining-nude-1910 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" David Szeszlay, "Night Surfing" Michael Howard, "The Tallest Man in Idaho (Instrumental)" Jason Leonard, "Ritual Twelve" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Stilt", "Manele", "The Provisions" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Oct 04, 2016
Ep. 8 - Richard Serra's "Torqued Ellipses" (1996)
00:18:41
This big bully is about to give you a lesson in contrasts you won't soon forget. Featuring Dar Williams! See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/9/19/episode-8-richard-serras-torqued-ellipses-1998 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Turning", "Downhill Racer", "Cloud Line" Lee Rosevere, "Reflections" Dar Williams and the WASTM Good Times House Choir, "The Water is Wide"
Sep 20, 2016
Ep. 7 - Claude Monet's "Rouen Cathedral" Series (1892-94)
00:18:08
After centuries in the shadows, it's light's turn to shine. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/9/5/episode-7-claude-monets-rouen-cathedral-series-1892-94 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "The Spinnet", "Lahaina", "Discovery Harbor", "Santre" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Sep 06, 2016
Ep. 6 - Pablo Picasso's "Portrait of a Woman" (1910)
00:15:47
You think your seven-year-old could paint this indecipherable abstract Cubist painting? Well, it's not abstract, it's totally understandable, and... he couldn't. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/7/19/episode-6-pablo-picassos-portrait-of-a-woman-1910 Music used: Paolo Pavan, “Blue Night Dance” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Balti", "The Rampart", "Steadfast", "Beast on the Soil" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees” Heftone Banjo Orchestra, "Peaceful Henry"
Jul 20, 2016
Ep. 5 - Andy Warhol's "Red Disaster" (1962)
00:12:12
Elbow-deep in trauma, Andy Warhol plays with repetition and bores us into action. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/7/5/episode-5-andy-warhols-red-disaster-1962 Music used: Chris Zabriskie, “Cylinder Four” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" Ketsa, “Catching Feathers” The Blue Dot Sessions, “Drifting Spade” Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees” Paolo Pavan, “Blue Night Dance”
Jul 05, 2016
Ep. 4 - Edgar Degas' "Duchessa di Montejasi with Her Daughters, Elena and Camilla" (c. 1876)
00:12:30
Hey! You there! Don't walk by this seemingly-boring painting. You might miss the 19th century. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/6/21/episode-4-edgar-degas-duchessa-di-montejasi-with-her-daughters-elena-and-camilla-c-1876 Music used: Reynold Philipsek, "Intro and Nuages" (Django Reinhardt cover) The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “A Burst of Light”, “The Silver Hatch” Lee Rosevere, “Wandering” Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees” Chris Zabriskie, “Cylinder Four”
Jun 21, 2016
Ep. 3 - John Singleton Copley's "Portrait of Samuel Adams" (1772)
00:15:14
While John Singleton Copley is busying himself with past and present art historical styles, Samuel Adams is getting all up in your biz. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/6/2/episode-3-john-singleton-copleys-portrait-of-samuel-adams-1772 Tri-Tachyon, “Little Lily Swing” The Blue Dot Sessions, “Decompression”, “Turning on the Lights” Velella Velella, “Hard Egg Timer” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees” Reynold Philipsek, "Intro and Nuages" (Django Reinhardt cover)
Jun 07, 2016
Ep. 2 - Christian Boltanski's "Lumieres (blue square - Sylvie)" (2000)
00:11:57
Christian Boltanski tackles memory and death. We tackle Christian Boltanski. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/5/18/episode-2-christian-boltanskis-lumieres-blue-square-sylvie-2000 Music used: The Blue Dot Sessions, “That Horse Ithica”, “The Terrarium”, “That River Wide” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees” Tri-Tachyon, “Little Lily Swing”
May 24, 2016
Ep. 1 - Paul Cezanne's "Fruit and Jug on a Table" (c. 1890-94)
00:16:38
Just how did Cezanne keep that fruit from tumbling all over the place? We have theories. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/5/10/episode-1-paul-cezannes-fruit-and-jug-on-a-table-c-1890-94 Music Used: Django Reinhardt, "Dinah" The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Stale Case”, “Tripoli”, “Andelo”, “This Horse Ithica” Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
May 11, 2016
IntroEp. 0 - Art! What is it Good For?
00:17:03
Art is everywhere. Why shouldn't it be for everyone, no matter how fluent you are in art history? This podcast says it should. Music used: The Blue Dot Sessions, "Cirrus", "The Spills", "The Zeppelin" The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" Doctor Turtle, "Marty Ladies and Gentlemen" Dave Depper, "All the Pieces Come Together" Django Reinhardt, "Dinah"
May 04, 2016