ArtCurious Podcast

By Jennifer Dasal/Art Curious

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 May 4, 2020


 Nov 19, 2019

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Think art history is boring? Think again. It's weird, funny, mysterious, enthralling, and liberating. Join us as we cover the strangest stories in art. Is the Mona Lisa fake? Did Van Gogh actually kill himself? And why were the Impressionists so great? Subscribe to us here, and follow us at www.artcuriouspodcast.com for further information and fun extras. © 2020 Jennifer Dasal // Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @artcuriouspod

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Episode #76: Art Auction Audacity-- O'Keeffe's Jimson Weed/White Flower #1 (Season 8, Episode 8)
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In our eighth season, we’re exploring examples of some of the most expensive artworks ever sold at auction considering why they garnered so much money, and discovering their backstories. Today, our season finale: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed/White Flower #1 . Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus: Enjoy a 14-day free trial with unlimited access Bloomberg Connects: Download‌ ‌Bloomberg‌ ‌Connects‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌Apple‌ ‌App‌ ‌and‌ ‌Google‌ ‌Play‌ ‌stores to access museums, galleries, and cultural spaces around the world anytime, anywhere Lightstream: Apply today for a Credit Card Consolidation loan from the company J.D. Power ranked #1 for customer satisfaction in personal loans. Plus, get an additional interest rate discount at our special link Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Episode #75: Art Auction Audacity-- Qi Baishi's Twelve Landscape Screens (Season 8, Episode 7)
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In our eighth season, we’re exploring examples of some of the most expensive artworks ever sold at auction considering why they garnered so much money, and discovering their backstories. Today: Qi Baishi’s Twelve Landscape Screens. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS: Kobo: Enjoy a 30-day free trial, and then a low monthly subscription fee of $12.99 Bloomberg Connects: Download‌ ‌Bloomberg‌ ‌Connects‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌Apple‌ ‌App‌ ‌and‌ ‌Google‌ ‌Play‌ ‌stores to access museums, galleries, and cultural spaces around the world anytime, anywhere Acorn: Use promo code “ARTCURIOUS” to enjoy Acorn free for 30 days Indeed: Get a free $75 credit to boost your job posting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
Bonus Episode: Jennifer Dasal on "With a Side of Knowledge," from the University of Notre Dame
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Holiday bonus! Please enjoy this episode of With a Side of Knowledge, a podcast from the University of Notre Dame. As an alumna of the university, host Ted Fox interviewed me to learn about the podcast and my book, ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
Episode #74: Art Auction Audacity-- Klimt's Adele Bloch-Bauer I (Season 8, Episode 6)
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In our eighth season, we’re exploring examples of some of the most expensive artworks ever sold at auction considering why they garnered so much money, and discovering their backstories. Today: Gustav Klimt’s Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS: Kobo: Enjoy a 30-day free trial, and then a low monthly subscription fee of $12.99 Bloomberg Connects: Download‌ ‌Bloomberg‌ ‌Connects‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌Apple‌ ‌App‌ ‌and‌ ‌Google‌ ‌Play‌ ‌stores to access museums, galleries, and cultural spaces around the world anytime, anywhere Acorn: Use promo code “ARTCURIOUS” to enjoy Acorn free for 30 days, and get a second subscription for 50% off when you buy an Annual Gift Membership during their Black Friday sale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
Episode #73: Art Auction Audacity-- Van Gogh's Portrait of Dr. Gachet (Season 8, Episode 5)
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In our eighth season, we’re exploring examples of some of the most expensive artworks ever sold at auction considering why they garnered so much money, and discovering their backstories. Today: Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus: Get free access to their entire library with my special link! Indeed: ArtCurious listeners get a FREE $75 CREDIT to boost job posts Kobo: Enjoy a 30-day free trial, and then a low monthly subscription fee of $12.99 Bloomberg Connects: Download‌ ‌Bloomberg‌ ‌Connects‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌Apple‌ ‌App‌ ‌and‌ ‌Google‌ ‌Play‌ ‌stores to access museums, galleries, and cultural spaces around the world anytime, anywhere Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Episode #72: Art Auction Audacity-- Rothko's No. 6 (Violet, Green, and Red) (Season 8, Episode 4)
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In our eighth season, we’re exploring examples of some of the most expensive artworks ever sold at auction considering why they garnered so much money, and discovering their backstories. Today: Mark Rothko’s No. 6 (Violet, Green, and Red). Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus: Get free access to their entire library with my special link Kobo: Enjoy a 30-day free trial, and then a low monthly subscription fee of $12.99 Acorn: Use promo code “ARTCURIOUS” to enjoy Acorn free for 30 days, and get a second subscription for 50% off when you buy an Annual Gift Membership during their Black Friday sale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Episode #71: Art Auction Audacity-- Cézanne's The Card Players (Season 8, Episode 3)
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In our eighth season, we’re exploring examples of some of the most expensive artworks ever sold at auction considering why they garnered so much money, and discovering their backstories. Today: Paul Cézanne’s The Card Players. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus: Get free access to their entire library with my special link! Indeed: ArtCurious listeners get a FREE $75 CREDIT to boost job posts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Episode #70: Art Auction Audacity--Picasso’s Les Femmes D'Alger (Version "O") (Season 8, Episode 2)
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In our eighth season, we’re exploring examples of some of the most expensive artworks ever sold at auction considering why they garnered so much money, and discovering their backstories. Today: Picasso’s Les Femmes D'Alger (Version "O"). Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus: Get free access to their entire library with my special link! Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days with promo code artcurious Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
Episode #69: Art Auction Audacity: Modigliani’s Nu Couché (Season 8, Episode 1)
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In our eighth season, we’re exploring examples of some of the most expensive artworks ever sold at auction considering why they garnered so much money, and discovering their backstories, beginning with Amadeo Modigliani’s Nu Couché. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus: Get free access to their entire library with my special link! Indeed: ArtCurious listeners get a FREE $75 CREDIT to boost job posts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Listener Favorites--Number 1, Part 2: Was Van Gogh Accidentally Murdered? (Season 1, Episode 2)
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You voted, and we listened! For the next couple of months, we’re replaying your top five favorite episodes of ArtCurious. Thanks to the many who voted! Up this week, it’s your top choice, our most popular episode ever— was Vincent van Gogh accidentally murdered? This is the first second of this episode-- go back and listen to the first part if this is your first time tuning in. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! SPONSORS Kaboonki: Our amazing production company can help you with videos, advertising, writing, podcasting, and more! ArtCurious, the Book: grab your copy of our first book now, wherever you buy books, audiobooks, or ebooks! Want to advertise/sponsor our show? We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/ArtCuriousPodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Listener Favorites--Number 1, Part 1: Was Van Gogh Accidentally Murdered? (Season 1, Episode 2)
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You voted, and we listened! For the next couple of months, we’re replaying your top five favorite episodes of ArtCurious. Thanks to the many who voted! Up this week, it’s your top choice, our most popular episode ever— was Vincent van Gogh accidentally murdered? This is the first half of this episode-- tune in next week for the second part. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Want to advertise/sponsor our show? We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/ArtCuriousPodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Our Book is Out!
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It’s finally here! ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History, from Penguin Books, is now available in a bookstore near you! To order the book: Penguin Random House Target Indiebound Amazon Barnes and Noble Secure your signed copy from my local favorite Quail Ridge Books (note your request for a signed copy in the "special instructions" section at checkout) For the audiobook, narrated by me: Audible Google Play Libro.fm For the ebook: Penguin Random House Barnes and Noble Quail Ridge Books Amazon Apple Books VIRTUAL EVENT ALERT: join me and my favorite local bookstore, Quail Ridge Books here in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, eastern. It’s a FREE event and open to anyone anywhere in the world, but you must register online for the event. And finally, a little request from me. Please snap a picture of yourself with your book, when you receive it--or listening to your audiobook, or reading it on your kindle or ipad--and share it! Please post it on your social media pages and tag me--I’m at artcuriouspod--or email me (jennifer@artcuriouspodcast.com) your picture so that I can share it on my pages, too. Thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Listener Favorites--Number 4: The Semi-Charmed Life of Elisabeth Vigeé Le Brun (Season 1, Episode 3)
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You voted, and we listened! For the next couple of months, we’re replaying your top five favorite episodes of ArtCurious. Thanks to the many who voted! Up this week, it’s our fave lady, back from Season 1— it’s Episode #3, all about Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun. ~Heart eyes emojis!~ Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! SPONSORS Kaboonki.com--Our producer of podcasts, videos, and more. Contact them for your own projects! ArtCuriousbook.com-- Our first book is coming out TOMORROW! Pre-order your copy now for the lowest price! Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days using my promo code artcurious Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Listener Favorites--Number 3, Part 2: Is the Mona Lisa a Fake? (Season 1, Episode 1)
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You voted, and we listened! For the next couple of months, we’re replaying your top five favorite episodes of ArtCurious. Thanks to the many who voted! Up this week— our very first episode, from 2016, about the theft(s) of the iconic Mona Lisa. This is the second part of this episode-- go back and listen to last week's show if you're just tuning in. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! SPONSORS Kaboonki.com--Our producer of podcasts, videos, and more. Contact them for your own projects! ArtCuriousbook.com-- Our first book is coming out in two weeks! Pre-order your copy now for the lowest price! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Listener Favorites--Number 3, Part 1--Is the Mona Lisa a Fake? (Season 1, Episode 1)
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You voted, and we listened! For the next couple of months, we’re replaying your top five favorite episodes of ArtCurious. Thanks to the many who voted! Up this week— our very first episode, from 2016, about the theft(s) of the iconic Mona Lisa. This is the first half of the episode-- tune in next week for the second part. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! SPONSORS Kaboonki.com--Our producer of podcasts, videos, and more. Contact them for your own projects! ArtCuriousbook.com-- Our first book is coming out in two weeks! Pre-order your copy now for the lowest price! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Listener Favorites #4: Shock Art: Gentileschi's Judith Slaying Holofernes (Season 4, Episode 3)
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You voted, and we listened! For the next couple of months, we’re replaying your top five favorite episodes of ArtCurious. Thanks to the many who voted! Up first this week— Episode #42 from our fourth season, all about Gentileschi’s Judith Slaying Holofernes. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Sponsors: Native: Use our link or use promo code artcurious at checkout for 20% off your first order. Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days using my promo code artcurious Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Listener Favorites--Number 5: Shock Art: Sargent's Madame X (Season 4, Episode 1)
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You voted, and we listened! For the next couple of months, we’re replaying your top five favorite episodes of ArtCurious. Thanks to the many who voted! Up first this week— Episode #40 from our fourth season, all about Sargent’s Madame X. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! SPONSORS Campfire Poetry: Support independent artists in their endeavor to bring poetry to new audiences Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
Episode #68: The Coolest Artists You Don't Know: Katsushika Ōi (Season 7, Episode 8)
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For most Americans, there’s a list of arts that they might be able to rattle off if pressed to name them off the top of their heads. Picasso. Michelangelo. Leonardo da Vinci. Name recognition does go a long way, but such lists also highlight what many of us don’t know-- a huge treasure trove of talented artists from decades or centuries past that might not be household names, but still have created incredible additions to the story of art. It’s not a surprise that many of these individuals represent the more diverse side of things, too-- women, people of color, different spheres of the social or sexual spectrum. This season on the ArtCurious podcast, we’re covering the coolest artists you don’t know. This week: Katsushika Ōi. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: Enjoy a free trial of The Great Courses Plus's entire library Campfire Poetry: Support independent artists in their endeavor to bring poetry to new audiences Indeed: Try Indeed out with a free $75 credit Native: Use our link or use promo code artcurious at checkout for 20% off your first order. PREORDER OUR BOOK! ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History is available for preorder now. The book will be released on September 15, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
BONUS: Wondery presents Business Wars: Playboy vs Penthouse
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Bonus episode this week! We'll be back in your feed next week with the final episode of the season. Listen to Business Wars: Playboy vs Penthouse, a Wondery+ exclusive, on the Wondery app. Download it today to join Wondery+ with a free trial to enjoy ad free listening, exclusives, binges and early access. Get it here: https://wondery.app.link/TpmaC6vYI7 We live in a time where you can watch the most explicit content on the same phone you use to call your mother. In our new exclusive series, Business Wars is taking you after-dark. To the heyday of the 1970s, when Playboy and Penthouse ruled the adult genre - and the line between sexy and obscene started just below a woman’s belly button. But when it comes to the boundaries of good taste, how are will founders Hugh Hefner and Bob Guccione go to expand their erotic empires? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Episode #67: The Coolest Artists You Don't Know: Romaine Brooks (Season 7, Episode 7)
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For most Americans, there’s a list of arts that they might be able to rattle off if pressed to name them off the top of their heads. Picasso. Michelangelo. Leonardo da Vinci. Name recognition does go a long way, but such lists also highlight what many of us don’t know-- a huge treasure trove of talented artists from decades or centuries past that might not be household names, but still have created incredible additions to the story of art. It’s not a surprise that many of these individuals represent the more diverse side of things, too-- women, people of color, different spheres of the social or sexual spectrum. This season on the ArtCurious podcast, we’re covering the coolest artists you don’t know. This week: Romaine Brooks. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: Enjoy a free trial of The Great Courses Plus's entire library MOVA Globes: use code "ARTCURIOUS" for 10% off your order PREORDER OUR BOOK! ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History is available for preorder now. The book will be released on September 15, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
Episode #66: The Coolest Artists You Don't Know: Henry Darger (Season 7, Episode 6)
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For most Americans, there’s a list of arts that they might be able to rattle off if pressed to name them off the top of their heads. Picasso. Michelangelo. Leonardo da Vinci. Name recognition does go a long way, but such lists also highlight what many of us don’t know-- a huge treasure trove of talented artists from decades or centuries past that might not be household names, but still have created incredible additions to the story of art. It’s not a surprise that many of these individuals represent the more diverse side of things, too-- women, people of color, different spheres of the social or sexual spectrum. This season on the ArtCurious podcast, we’re covering the coolest artists you don’t know. This week: Henry Darger. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: Enjoy a free trial of The Great Courses Plus's entire library MOVA Globes: use code "ARTCURIOUS" for 10% off your order PREORDER OUR BOOK! ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History is available for preorder now. The book will be released on September 15, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
Episode #65: The Coolest Artists You Don't Know: Edmonia Lewis (Season 7, Episode 5)
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For most Americans, there’s a list of arts that they might be able to rattle off if pressed to name them off the top of their heads. Picasso. Michelangelo. Leonardo da Vinci. Name recognition does go a long way, but such lists also highlight what many of us don’t know-- a huge treasure trove of talented artists from decades or centuries past that might not be household names, but still have created incredible additions to the story of art. It’s not a surprise that many of these individuals represent the more diverse side of things, too-- women, people of color, different spheres of the social or sexual spectrum. This season on the ArtCurious podcast, we’re covering the coolest artists you don’t know. This week: Edmonia Lewis. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: Enjoy a free trial of The Great Courses Plus's entire library MOVA Globes: use code "ARTCURIOUS" for 10% off your order PREORDER OUR BOOK! ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History is available for preorder now. The book will be released on September 15, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
Episode #64: The Coolest Artists You Don't Know: Rosa Bonheur (Season 7, Episode 4)
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For most Americans, there’s a list of arts that they might be able to rattle off if pressed to name them off the top of their heads. Picasso. Michelangelo. Leonardo da Vinci. Name recognition does go a long way, but such lists also highlight what many of us don’t know-- a huge treasure trove of talented artists from decades or centuries past that might not be household names, but still have created incredible additions to the story of art. It’s not a surprise that many of these individuals represent the more diverse side of things, too-- women, people of color, different spheres of the social or sexual spectrum. This season on the ArtCurious podcast, we’re covering the coolest artists you don’t know. This week: Rosa Bonheur. For more information on this artist, check out The Art Story: Rosa Bonheur Biography and Legacy Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: Enjoy a free trial of unlimited content Objective Wellness: Get 20% off your first order with promo code ARTCURIOUS PREORDER OUR BOOK ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History is available for preorder now! The book will be released on September 15, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Episode #63: The Coolest Artists You Don't Know: Henry Ossawa Tanner (Season 7, Episode 3)
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For most Americans, there’s a list of arts that they might be able to rattle off if pressed to name them off the top of their heads. Picasso. Michelangelo. Leonardo da Vinci. Name recognition does go a long way, but such lists also highlight what many of us don’t know-- a huge treasure trove of talented artists from decades or centuries past that might not be household names, but still have created incredible additions to the story of art. It’s not a surprise that many of these individuals represent the more diverse side of things, too-- women, people of color, different spheres of the social or sexual spectrum. This season on the ArtCurious podcast, we’re covering the coolest artists you don’t know. This week: Henry Ossawa Tanner. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: Enjoy a free trial of unlimited content Care/Of: Get 50% off your first vitamin/supplement purchase Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
BONUS: A HUGE Announcement from ArtCurious!
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ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History Coming September 15, 2020 from Penguin Books Preorder at our website: artcuriouspodcast.com/book Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
Episode #62: The Coolest Artists You Don't Know: Jusepe de Ribera (Season 7, Episode 2)
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For most Americans, there’s a list of arts that they might be able to rattle off if pressed to name them off the top of their heads. Picasso. Michelangelo. Leonardo da Vinci. Name recognition does go a long way, but such lists also highlight what many of us don’t know-- a huge treasure trove of talented artists from decades or centuries past that might not be household names, but still have created incredible additions to the story of art. It’s not a surprise that many of these individuals represent the more diverse side of things, too-- women, people of color, different spheres of the social or sexual spectrum. This season on the ArtCurious podcast, we’re covering the coolest artists you don’t know. This week: Jusepe de Ribera. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: Enjoy a free trial and pay only $10 a month when you sign up for a quarterly plan Objective Wellness: Get 20% off your first order with promo code ARTCURIOUS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
Episode #61: The Coolest Artists You Don't Know--Angelica Kauffman (Season 7, Episode 1)
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For most Americans, there’s a list of arts that they might be able to rattle off if pressed to name them off the top of their heads. Picasso. Michelangelo. Leonardo da Vinci. Name recognition does go a long way, but such lists also highlight what many of us don’t know-- a huge treasure trove of talented artists from decades or centuries past that might not be household names, but still have created incredible additions to the story of art. It’s not a surprise that many of these individuals represent the more diverse side of things, too-- women, people of color, different spheres of the social or sexual spectrum. This season on the ArtCurious podcast, we’re covering the coolest artists you don’t know. This week: Angelica Kauffman. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: listeners will receive 3 full months of unlimited access for just $30 The Gabriel Method: try this 12-week weight loss solution from Jon Gabriel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
CURIOUS CALLBACK Episode #51: Shock Art: Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa (Season 5, Episode 5)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Gericault’s The Raft of the Medusa. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! SPONSORS Indeed: get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first post The Gabriel Method: try this 12-week weight loss solution from Jon Gabriel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #44, Shock Art: Goya's Saturn Devouring His Son (Season 4, Episode 5)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Goya's Saturn Devouring His Son. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Sponsors The Great Courses Plus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2020
CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #36: Rivals- Turner vs. Constable (Season 3, Episode 5)
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In 19th century England, landscape painting transitioned into being something lovely and comparatively calm, and transformed into a personal and stylistic battleground. Landscape: pristine and idealized, or rough, ready, and turbulent? Which one would better express the heart of 19th century British painting? Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus: Get three months of unlimited access for just $30 Prose: get your personalized hair consultation and 20% off your first order Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2020
Episode #60: True Crime/Fine Art: Man Ray and the Black Dahlia Connection
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This season we’re learning that true crime and art history are two genres that have smashed together with some fascinating results. Today’s show: it’s our season finale, and this is the story we have been DYING (sorry) to tell you. Did Man Ray inspire the infamous (and infamously unsolved) Black Dahlia murder? Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS Audible: enjoy a special offer of 53% off your first 3 months of Audible by visiting audible.com/artcurious or text ARTCURIOUS to 500-500. Feals: Become a member today by going to feals.com/artcurious and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
BONUS: Listen to Wondery's Bad Batch Podcast
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In Wondery's new series Bad Batch, host Laura Beil (Dr. Death) investigates the multi-billion dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where greed and desperation collide. When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when a supposed miracle cure leaves you worse off than before? Listen to Bad Batch at wondery.fm/BadBatchArtCurious. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2019
Episode #59: True Crime/Fine Art: Eadweard Muybridge, Photo Pioneer and Jealous Husband
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This season we’re learning that true crime and art history are two genres that have smashed together with some fascinating results. Today’s show: a photo pioneer goes off the jealousy deep end. It’s Eadweard Muybridge time! Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: get an entire month of courses FREE Away: Visit awaytravel.com/ARTCURIOUS and order by 11:59 on 12/15 for free ground shipping with guaranteed free delivery by 12/20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
Episode #58: True Crime/Fine Art: The Mysterious Death of Ana Mendieta (and #MeToo)
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This season we’re learning that true crime and art history are two genres that have smashed together with some fascinating results. Today’s show: a contemporary art conundrum. Who is responsible for the death of Ana Mendieta? Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: get a free UNLIMITED trial EverlyWell: get 25% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test (use promo code ARTCURIOUS25) Super Chewer: get 50% off your first Super Chewer box when you visit superchewer.com/ARTCURIOUS and subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan Audible: get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month.  Visit audible.com/artcurious or text ARTCURIOUS to 500-500. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Episode #57: True Crime/Fine Art: Was Walter Sickert Actually Jack the Ripper? PART 2 (Updated)
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This season we’re learning that true crime and art history are two genres that have smashed together with some fascinating results. Today’s show: a revisiting of our popular two-parter from season 1. Was British painter Walter Sickert actually Jack the Ripper? (Part Two) Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: get an entire month of courses FREE Thrive Causemetics: get 15% off your first order (use code ARTCURIOUS) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
Episode #56: True Crime/Fine Art: Was Walter Sickert Actually Jack the Ripper? PART 1 (Updated)
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This season we’re learning that true crime and art history are two genres that have smashed together with some fascinating results. Today’s show: a revisiting of our popular two-parter from season 1. Was British painter Walter Sickert actually Jack the Ripper? Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: get an entire month of courses FREE Away: get $20 off your order (use promo code ARTCURIOUS) Backblaze: get a fully-featured 15-day free trial EverlyWell: get 15% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test (use promo code ARTCURIOUS) Charles and Colvard: get 20% off your first purchase Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
Episode #55: True Crime/Fine Art: Caravaggio the Murderer, and Murdered?
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This season we’re learning that true crime and art history are two genres that have smashed together with some fascinating results. Today’s show: a look into our favorite bad-boy artist, Caravaggio— he was a known murderer, but was he himself murdered? Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: get an entire month of courses FREE Backblaze: get a fully-featured 15-day free trial Charles and Colvard: get 20% off your first purchase Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2019
Episode #54: True Crime/Fine Art: Otto Dix and the Plot to Kill Hitler
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Welcome to Season 6 of the ArtCurious Podcast! This season we’re learning that true crime and art history are two genres that have smashed together with some fascinating results. First up: a “degenerate” painter much-hated by Hitler and fingered for his near-murder. Did Otto Dix plot to kill Hitler? Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: get an entire month of courses FREE AUrate: get 15% off your first AUrate purchase (use promo code ARTCURIOUS) Phlur: get 20% off your first custom Phlur sample set Backblaze: get a fully-featured 15-day free trial EverlyWell: get 15% off an EverlyWell at-home lab test (use promo code ARTCURIOUS) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2019
BONUS EPISODE: Meet Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
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We’re back for a bonus episode related to one of our “shock art” shows this past season: who is really responsible for creating the infamous urinal readymade, Fountain? Welcome to one of the art world’s latest scandals, and meet a truly unforgettable woman: the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus (get a free month using our link) ThirdLove (use our link to get 15% off) UTEP (for more details, check out the link)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2019
Episode #53: Shock Art: Courbet's The Origin of the World (Season 5, Episode 7)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Courbet’s The Origin of the World. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   SPONSORS The Great Courses (85% off digital course Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance, and more) Skillshare (get two months of unlimited courses FREE with our link) ThirdLove (get 15% off your first order with our link) The Citizenry (get a $50 gift voucher for any purchase of $200 or more with promo code ARTCURIOUS) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2019
Episode #52: Shock Art: Balthus' Thérèse Dreaming (Season 5, Episode 6)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Balthus’ Thérèse Dreaming. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS The Great Courses  (85% off digital course Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance, and more) Kaboonki: learn what our production partner can do for you!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2019
Episode #51: Shock Art: Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa (Season 5, Episode 5)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Gericault’s The Raft of the Medusa. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS Skillshare (get two months of unlimited courses FREE with our link) ThirdLove (get 15% off your first order with our link) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2019
Episode #50: Shock Art: Duchamp's Fountain (Season 5, Episode 4)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Duchamp’s Fountain. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   SPONSORS The Great Courses  (85% off digital course The Genius of Michelangelo, and more) The Thing About France Podcast   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2019
BONUS EPISODE: Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop LIVE Q&A at the Alamo Drafthouse
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BANKSY! Love him or loathe him, he’s a contemporary art dynamo, an icon of street art success. He’s also an enigma, a playful mystery. Last week-- on April 30, 2019-- I was asked to participate in a special screening of the 2010 Banksy documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop at the Alamo Drafthouse in Raleigh, North Carolina. Exit was part of Alamo’s Film Club series, curated by Jackson Cooper, and after the film I sat down with Jackson to record a special conversation/Q&A about the film, Banksy, and the legacy of street art. Enjoy— and we’ll be back next week with an all-new episode of ArtCurious. Just a note that there are some spoilers in terms of the fact that we talk about the documentary in general, as well as Banksy himself and the other artist profiled in the doc, a man called Mr. Brainwash.   SPONSOR Myro (use promo code ARTCURIOUS at checkout for 50% off and to get started for just $5)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2019
Episode #49: Shock Art: David's The Death of Marat (Season 5, Episode 3)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" David's The Death of Marat. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus (85% off digital course The Genius of Michelangelo, and more) AllModern (use promo code ARTCURIOUS for 10% off your first purchase) StoryWorth ($20 off your order) Cove (first month of migraine treatment free with this link) Casper (use promo code ARTCURIOUS for $100 off select mattresses) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2019
Episode #48: Shock Art: Eakins' The Gross Clinic (Season 5, Episode 2)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Eakins' The Gross Clinic Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   SPONSORS The Great Courses AllModern (use promo code ARTCURIOUS for 10% off your first purchase) Soraa Radiant (use promo code ARTCURIOUS for 15% any purchase over $50) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2019
Episode #47: Shock Art: Caravaggio's Sick Bacchus (Season 5, Episode 1)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Caravaggio's Sick Bacchus Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   SPONSORS The Great Courses AllModern (use promo code ARTCURIOUS for 10% off your first purchase) Soraa Radiant (use promo code ARTCURIOUS for 15% any purchase over $50) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2019
BONUS EPISODE: The Wild and Wonderful World of Weegee
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In this bonus episode, we’re revisiting one of our favorite weirdos—Weegee!— whom we featured in Episode 5, alongside Andy Warhol. Today, Weegee gets his full due with a deep dive into his life and work. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   SPONSORS Care/Of — Use promo code “ARTCURIOUS50” for 50% off your first month’s purchase Curiosity Stream — Use promo code “ARTCURIOUS” for your free 30-day trial AllModern (use promo code ARTCURIOUS for 10% off your first purchase) Soraa Radiant (use promo code ARTCURIOUS for 15% any purchase over $50) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2019
CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Accidentally Murdered? (PART TWO)
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This is a rebroadcast of our first episode, which originally aired on August 29, 2016. We’ve updated it with new details, music, and our beloved ArtCurious theme— and, per your suggestion, we have split it into two parts for easier listening. If you haven't listened to part one, please go back and do so. Enjoy! Vincent Van Gogh's suicide is a huge part of the mythology surrounding him: as much as the famous tale of the cut-off ear is. This so-called "tortured genius," it is said, was so broken down by life and failure that he had no choice but to end his life. Right? But in 2011, two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors published a book titled Van Gogh: The Life that stunned the art world. Therein, Gregory White Smith and Stephen Naifeh state that the artist didn't actually commit suicide. No, they say: he was actually murdered.   Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus Shout-out to Art and Object Zola - get $50 off your registry and your free wedding website Perfect Keto - use promo code "art" at checkout for 30% off sitewide   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2019
CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Accidentally Murdered? (PART ONE)
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This is a rebroadcast of our first episode, which originally aired on August 29, 2016. We’ve updated it with new details, music, and our beloved ArtCurious theme— and, per your suggestion, we have split it into two parts for easier listening. Enjoy! Vincent Van Gogh's suicide is a huge part of the mythology surrounding him: as much as the famous tale of the cut-off ear is. This so-called "tortured genius," it is said, was so broken down by life and failure that he had no choice but to end his life. Right? But in 2011, two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors published a book titled Van Gogh: The Life that stunned the art world. Therein, Gregory White Smith and Stephen Naifeh state that the artist didn't actually commit suicide. No, they say: he was actually murdered.   Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus —for a free 30-day trial Care/Of — Use promo code “ARTCURIOUS50” for 50% off your first month’s purchase Curiosity Stream — Use promo code “ARTCURIOUS” for your free 30-day trial SimpleHealth —Use promo code “ARTCURIOUS” for your first prescription free Shout-out to Art and Object   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2019
CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #1: Is the Mona Lisa a Fake? (UPDATED Season 1, Episode 1) PART TWO
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This is a rebroadcast of our first episode, which originally aired on August 10, 2016. We’ve updated it with new details, music, and our beloved ArtCurious theme— and, per your suggestion, we have split it into two parts for easier listening. If you haven’t already listened to part one, please go back and do so. Enjoy! The inaugural episode of the ArtCurious Podcast explores the world's most famous work of art: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It is iconic, incredible, and unforgettable-- but is the work on view in Paris's Louvre Museum today the real deal? Host Jennifer Dasal uncovers the story of the Mona Lisa from its creation in the 16th century through its 1911 theft and to its current status as untouchable superstar, breaking down the strange stories and rumors swirling around it. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus Poshmark (use invite code ARTCURIOUS) Zola Perfect Keto (use promo code ART at checkout) Shout-out to Art and Object Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2019
CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #1: Is the Mona Lisa a Fake? (PART ONE)
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This is a rebroadcast of our first episode, which originally aired on August 10, 2016. We’ve updated it with new details, music, and our beloved ArtCurious theme— and, per your suggestion, we have split it into two parts for easier listening. Enjoy! The inaugural episode of the ArtCurious Podcast explores the world's most famous work of art: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It is iconic, incredible, and unforgettable-- but is the work on view in Paris's Louvre Museum today the real deal? Host Jennifer Dasal uncovers the story of the Mona Lisa from its creation in the 16th century through its 1911 theft and to its current status as untouchable superstar, breaking down the strange stories and rumors swirling around it. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus Poshmark: use invite code ARTCURIOUS for $5 off your first purchase Kaboonki Shout-out to Art and Object Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2019
Episode #46: Shock Art: Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (Season 4, Episode 7)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   Sponsors Art and Object The Great Courses Plus Kaboonki Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2018
A Little Curious #6: The Discovery of Pompeii
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Welcome to A Little Curious, a series of special episodes that will provide you will short and sweet bonus content about the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. A Little Curious will publish in our season's "off" weeks. Enjoy! This week’s topic: a snapshot at the discovery of the city of Pompeii. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   Sponsors Art and Object BetterHelp   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2018
Episode #45: Shock Art: Michelangelo's The Last Judgment (Season 4, Episode 6)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Michelangelo's The Last Judgment. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus Kaboonki Audible Shout out to Art and Object Shout out to The Simple Sophisticate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2018
A Little Curious #5: Disastrous Inspiration behind Munch's The Scream?
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Welcome to A Little Curious, a series of special episodes that will provide you will short and sweet bonus content about the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. A Little Curious will publish in our season's "off" weeks. Enjoy! This week’s topic: the potential disastrous inspiration behind Munch's The Scream.    Sponsors Art and Object BetterHelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2018
Episode #44: Shock Art: Goya's Saturn Devouring His Son (Season 4, Episode 5)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Goya's Saturn Devouring His Son.   Sponsors The Great Courses Plus Kaboonki Shout out to Art and Object Shout out to The Simple Sophisticate   Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2018
A Little Curious #4: Leonardo's Hidden Masterpiece
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Welcome to A Little Curious, a series of special episodes that will provide you will short and sweet bonus content about the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. A Little Curious will publish in our season's "off" weeks. Enjoy! This week’s topic: Leonardo's hidden masterpiece. SPONSORS: Art and Object BetterHelp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2018
Episode #43: Shock Art: Dürer's Self-Portrait (Season 4, Episode 4)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Dürer's Self-Portrait. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts!   Sponsors The Great Courses Plus CAA, the College Art Association BetterHelp (discount code: ARTCURIOUS) Shout out to Art and Object Shout out to The Simple Sophisticate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2018
A Little Curious #3: The Pope's Secret Sexy Bathroom
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Welcome to A Little Curious, a series of special episodes that will provide you will short and sweet bonus content about the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. A Little Curious will publish in our season's "off" weeks. Enjoy! This week’s topic: The Pope’s secret sexy bathroom. Episode Credits Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Social media assistance by Emily Crockett.  More details at our blog for this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2018
Episode #42: Shock Art: Gentileschi's Judith Slaying Holofernes (Season 4, Episode 3)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Gentileschi's Judith Slaying Holofernes. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Sponsors:  The Great Courses Plus: thegreatcoursesplus.com/art Poshmark: invite code "ARTCURIOUS" Green Chef: greenchef.us/artcurious Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2018
A Little Curious #2: Donatello's Mary Magdalene
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Welcome to A Little Curious, a series of special episodes that will provide you will short and sweet bonus content about the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. A Little Curious will publish in our season's "off" weeks. Enjoy! This week’s topic: Welcome to A Little Curious, a series of special episodes that will provide you will short and sweet bonus content about the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. A Little Curious will publish in our season's "off" weeks. Enjoy! This week’s topic: Donatello’s rule-breaking Mary Magdalene Today’s Sponsors Kaboonki Poshmark (use invite code ARTCURIOUS) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2018
Episode #41: Shock Art: Edouard Manet's Olympia (Season 4, Episode 2)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Edouard Manet's Olympia. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2018
Introducing: A Little Curious #1: Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna
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Welcome to A Little Curious, a series of special episodes that will provide you will short and sweet bonus content about the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. A Little Curious will publish in our season's "off" weeks. Enjoy! This week’s topic: the deep relationship between Michelangelo Buonarotti, and a sweet arts patron and poet, Vittoria Colonna. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2018
Episode #40: Shock Art: Sargent's Madame X (Season 4, Episode 1)
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Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago. Today's work of "shock art:" Sargent's Madame X. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Sponsors: The Great Courses Plus Rx Bar Promo code: ARTCURIOUS Bumblejax Promo code: CURIOUS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2018
Bonus Episode: When Disney Met Dalí
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Today, we’re uncovering the bizarre artistic love child of Walt Disney and Salvador Dali with their incredible short film, Destino. This is a special bonus episode of the ArtCurious Podcast, exploring the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in Art History. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2018
Bonus Episode: CuriousTalk #2 (Recap of Season 3, Part 2)
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Loved being a part of ArtCurious's third season? Listen in to hear more in our new BONUS segment, CuriousTalk, for behind-the-scenes goodies, listener questions, and more. This episode recaps details from the last four episodes of the season. CuriousTalk is hosted by Josh Dasal, from ArtCurious's production partner, Kaboonki. Learn more about Kaboonki's video and marketing capabilities here. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2018
Bonus Episode: CuriousTalk #1 (Recap of Season 3, Part 1)
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Loved being a part of ArtCurious's third season? Listen in to hear more in our new BONUS segment, CuriousTalk, for behind-the-scenes goodies, listener questions, and more. This episode recaps details from the first four episodes of the season. CuriousTalk is hosted by Josh Dasal, from ArtCurious's production partner, Kaboonki. Learn more about Kaboonki's video and marketing capabilities here. Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2018
Episode #39: Rivals- Picasso vs. Matisse (Season 3, Episode 8)
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This episode receives additional support from Reynolda House Museum of American Art, where you can find one of the nation's most highly regarded collections of American art on view in a unique domestic setting - the restored 1917 mansion of R. J. and Katharine Reynolds surrounded by beautiful gardens and peaceful walking trails. You can browse Reynolda's art and decorative arts collections and see what's coming next at their website,  reynoldahouse.org.  The beginning of the Twentieth Century was a glittering time of hope and innovation. It was one of the golden ages of art, particularly in Paris, the glamorous capital of all things cultural, where writers such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein hobnobbed and debated ideas with painters like Salvador Dali, Georges Braque and many others who filled the bars, cafes, and salons, working and discussing politics and their idyllic fantasies about what art could be. Thinking and dreaming BIG was the norm-- and collaboration and sharing in each others’ concepts and victories was, too. But there was a shadowy side to such sharing, where friendships and support could morph into jealousy and competitiveness, as the drive to become the best took ultimate control. It is within this sparkling Parisian backdrop that what is possibly the greatest rivalry of art history played out-- what IS modern art, and what should it be? Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   Episode Credits Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Theme music by Alex Davis.  Social media assistance by Emily Crockett. Additional writing and research by Stephanie Pryor.  ArtCurious is sponsored by Anchorlight, an interdisciplinary creative space, founded with the intent of fostering artists, designers, and craftspeople at varying stages of their development. Home to artist studios, residency opportunities, and exhibition space Anchorlight encourages mentorship and the cross-pollination of skills among creatives in the Triangle. Additional music credits "Splash In The Ocean" by Daniel Birch is licensed under BY 4.0; "Beach" by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal; "Tundra" by Scanglobe is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0 ; "Trace Hunters Departement (ID 281)" by Lobo Loco is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "La neige tiède" by Fourmi is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; Ad Music: "I Was Waiting for Him" by Lee Rosevere is licensed under BY 4.0; "Hey Mercy" by Pierce Murphy is licensed under BY 4.0; "The Valley" by Dee Yan-Key is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "'Steve Combs Through' Theme" by Steve Combs is licensed under BY 4.0 Links and further resources Matisse and Picasso: The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship, Jack Flam The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art, Sebastian Smee In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art, Sue Roe Smithsonian Magazine: "Matisse & Picasso" The Art Story: Pablo Picasso PabloPicasso.org: Picasso and Matisse Slate: Matisse vs. Picasso The Art Story: Henri Matisse The Guardian: Quiz: Are You a Picasso or a Matisse? Pablo Picasso, Self-Portrait, 1907 Henri Matisse, Self-Portrait, 1906 Pablo Picasso, Guernica, 1937 Henri Matisse, Woman with a Hat, 1905 Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907 Henri Matisse, Le Dessert (Harmony in Red), 1908 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2018
Episode #38- Rivals: Manet vs. Degas (Season 3, Episode 7)
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This episode receives additional support from Reynolda House Museum of American Art, where you can find one of the nation's most highly regarded collections of American art on view in a unique domestic setting - the restored 1917 mansion of R. J. and Katharine Reynolds surrounded by beautiful gardens and peaceful walking trails. You can browse Reynolda's art and decorative arts collections and see what's coming next at their website,  reynoldahouse.org.  Gift-giving: it’s one of the primary ways to solidify a relationship. But what happens when gifting goes suddenly wrong, and alters a friendship for good? Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram   Episode Credits This is the third  of three episodes in collaboration with Sartle. Sartle encourages you to see art history differently, and they have a plethora of incredibly fun and informative videos, blog posts, and articles on their website. Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Theme music by Alex Davis.  Social media assistance by Emily Crockett. ArtCurious is sponsored by Anchorlight, an interdisciplinary creative space, founded with the intent of fostering artists, designers, and craftspeople at varying stages of their development. Home to artist studios, residency opportunities, and exhibition space Anchorlight encourages mentorship and the cross-pollination of skills among creatives in the Triangle. Additional music credits "Misterioso" by Dee Yan-Key is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Turkey Vulture" by Chad Crouch is licensed under BY-NC 3.0 ; "Bond Band" by Yan Terrian is licensed under BY-SA 4.0; "Galamus (piano solo)" by Circus Marcus is licensed under BY-NC 3.0; "Simple Life" by Anton Khoryukov is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Facing It" by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0. Ad Music: "Lonely Chicken Inside Shopping Mall (ID 122)" by KieLoKaz is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "The Valley" by Dee Yan-Key is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Pillow Tree: Version 2" by UncleBibby is licensed under BY 4.0.  Links and further resources Manet and the Family Romance, Nancy Locke Olympia: Paris in the Age of Manet, Otto Friedrich The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art, Sebastian Smee The Telegraph: "Did Manet Have a Secret Son?" The Art Story: Edgar Degas The New York Times: "Degas and Mrs. Manet" Edouard Manet, Self-Portrait with Palette, 1878–1879 Edgar Degas, Self-Portrait, 1855 (detail) Edouard Manet, Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (Luncheon on the Grass), 1862-1863 Edgar Degas, The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage, 1874 Edouard Manet, The Absinthe Drinker, 1859 (detail) Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet and Mme. Manet, 1868-69 Edouard Manet, Olympia, 1863 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2018
Episode #37: Rivals- Vigée Le Brun vs. Labille-Guiard (Season 3, Episode 6)
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This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. Get a FREE month of unlimited access to over 9,000 lectures presented by engaging, award-winning experts on everything from art to physics, interior design and world languages. Sign up today at thegreatcoursesplus.com/ART.  There’s an old quote that I’m sure you’ve heard referenced in a million sitcoms or Looney Tunes cartoons- though it actually stems from a 1932 western-- where one character, all flinty-eyed, turns to another, and declares, “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us.” It’s an order meant to scare someone away, but it’s also a declaration of the feelings of rivalry, of jealousy, as if it shouldn’t be allowed that two people of similar stature could be functioning-- or even flourishing-- in the same place and time. After all, you couldn’t possibly have two star quarterbacks on the team, or two top valedictorians. Someone always has to be the best, or even more importantly, to be seen by the public as the best.  But was this true in the case of the two top female painters in Revolutionary-era France? Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Episode Credits Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Theme music by Alex Davis.  Logo by Dave Rainey. Social media assistance by Emily Crockett. Additional writing and research by Adria Gunter.  ArtCurious is sponsored by Anchorlight, an interdisciplinary creative space, founded with the intent of fostering artists, designers, and craftspeople at varying stages of their development. Home to artist studios, residency opportunities, and exhibition space Anchorlight encourages mentorship and the cross-pollination of skills among creatives in the Triangle. Additional music credits: "Yellow-rumped Warbler" by Chad Crouch is licensed under BY-NC 3.0 ; "Circles (Instrumental)" by Greg Atkinson is licensed under BY 3.0; "Stronger" by Alan Špiljak is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Desktop Hall" by Yan Terrian is licensed under BY-SA 4.0; "Beijing 2008" by Anton Khoryukov is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0. Ad Music:  "I Was Waiting for Him" by Lee Rosevere is licensed under BY 4.0; "Streetworker Jack (ID 844)" by Lobo Loco  is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Comedie" by Jahzzar is licensed under BY-SA 4.0 Links and further resources: ArtCurious Episode 3: The Semi-Charmed Life of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun Harvard Magazine: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in an Age of Revolution, by Laura Auricchio Metropolitan Museum Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard Le Grand Palais: Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and Female Competition Jacques-Louis David: New Perspectives, by Dorothy Johnson   Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Peace Bringing Back Abundance, 1780 Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Self Portrait with Two Pupils, 1785 Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Self-Portrait, 1790 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2018
Episode #36: Rivals- Turner vs. Constable (Season 3, Episode 5)
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This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. Get a FREE month of unlimited access to over 10,000 lectures presented by engaging, award-winning experts on everything from art to physics, interior design and world languages. Sign up today at thegreatcoursesplus.com/ART.  In 19th century England, landscape painting transitioned into being something lovely and comparatively calm, and transformed into a personal and stylistic battleground. Landscape: pristine and idealized, or rough, ready, and turbulent? Which one would better express the heart of 19th century British painting? Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Episode Credits This is the second of three episodes in collaboration with Sartle. Sartle encourages you to see art history differently, and they have a plethora of incredibly fun and informative videos, blog posts, and articles on their website. Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Theme music by Alex Davis.  Social media assistance by Emily Crockett.  ArtCurious is sponsored by Anchorlight, an interdisciplinary creative space, founded with the intent of fostering artists, designers, and craftspeople at varying stages of their development. Home to artist studios, residency opportunities, and exhibition space Anchorlight encourages mentorship and the cross-pollination of skills among creatives in the Triangle. Additional music credits "Western Tanager" by Chad Crouch is licensed under BY-NC 3.0; "Not the end" by Alan Špiljak is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "More Than Friendship - Geglaettet (ID 814)" by Lobo Loco  is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Fuzzy Lines" by Yan Terrian is licensed under BY-SA 4.0; "Full of Stars" by Philipp Weigl is licensed under BY 4.0; "Phase 1" by Xylo-Ziko is licensed under  BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Whimsical Theme #2" by David Hilowitz is licensed under BY-NC 4.0; Ad Music: "Repeater Station - Observation (ID 204)" by Lobo Loco is licensed under  BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Electric Silence" by Unheard Music Concepts is licensed under BY 4.0 Links and further resources Memoirs of the Life of John Constable, C.R. Leslie John Constable: A Kingdom of His Own, Anthony Bailey The Life of J.M.W. Turner, Volume 2, Walter Thornbury Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of JMW Turner, Franny Moyle Standing in the Sun: A Life of JMW Turner, Anthony Bailey The Daily Mail: "Why Britain's Two Greatest Painters Hated Each Other's Guts: And now Turner and Constable Are Going Toe-to-Toe Once More" The Telegraph: "JMW Turner's Feud with John Constable Unveiled at Tate Britain"   Joseph Mallord William Turner, Self-Portrait, c. 1799 John Constable, Self-Portrait, c. 1799-1804 John Constable, The Hay Wain, 1821 JMW Turner, Rain, Steam and Speed, 1844 John Constable, The Opening of Waterloo Bridge, 1832 JMW Turner, Helvoetsluys, 1832 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2018
Episode #35: Rivals- Lee Krasner and Elaine de Kooning vs. Their Husbands (Season 3, Episode 4)
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This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. Get a FREE month of unlimited access to over 9,000 lectures presented by engaging, award-winning experts on everything from art to physics, interior design and world languages. Sign up today at thegreatcoursesplus.com/ART.  This episode is also sponsored by HelloFresh. For $30 off your first box of delicious, fresh ingredients and easy step-by-step recipes, please visit HelloFresh.com/artcurious30 and enter the promo code "artcurious30."  Anyone familiar with Abstract Expressionism will tell you that this art movement was one where all the insiders or practitioners were more closely involved than many other art movements.  Such close confines also made for some serious rivalries, too. But there were other artists who were more intimately involved with one another and their artistic process-- they were married, or were lovers. Such is the case with both Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning --both of whom married women who were incredible artists in their own right. Interestingly, and sadly, when these two spouses are mentioned, it’s very rare that we are treated to sincere commentary just about their works of art. More often than not, we are, instead, given explanations of how these women measure up to their (admittedly more famous) husbands, and are relegated either to a supporting role, or just plain seen as not good enough in comparison. Why is it that such talented women continue to have their posthumous careers and stories marked and shaped by their husbands?   Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts!  Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Episode Credits Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Theme music by Alex Davis.  Social media assistance by Emily Crockett. Additional research and writing for this episode by Patricia Gomes. ArtCurious is sponsored by Anchorlight, an interdisciplinary creative space, founded with the intent of fostering artists, designers, and craftspeople at varying stages of their development. Home to artist studios, residency opportunities, and exhibition space Anchorlight encourages mentorship and the cross-pollination of skills among creatives in the Triangle. Additional music credits "Song Sparrow" by Chad Crouch is licensed under BY-NC 3.0; "Converging Lines" by David Hilowitz is licensed under BY-NC 4.0; "Today, Tomorrow, & The Sun Rising" by Julie Maxwell is licensed under BY-ND 4.0; "Is everything of this is true?" by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License; "Fantasy in my mind" by Alan Špiljak is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0. Ad Music: "Hello September" by Proviant Audio is licensed under BY-NC-ND 3.0 US; "The Valley" by  Dee Yan-Key is licensed under  BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Galaxies" by Split Phase is licensed under BY-NC-SA 3.0 US Links and further resources Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art, Mary Gabriel The Art Story: Lee Krasner Artsy: "The Emotionally Charged Paintings Lee Krasner Created After Pollock's Death" Smithsonian Magazine: "Why Elaine de Kooning Sacrificed Her Own Amazing Career for Her More Famous Husband's" National Portrait Gallery Blog: "Elaine de Kooning's JFK"  NPR: "For Artist Elaine de Kooning, Painting was a Verb, not a Noun" Elaine de Kooning in her studio, 1963 Elaine de Kooning, Self-Portrait, 1946 Lee Krasner in her studio, date unknown Lee Krasner, Self-Portrait, c. 1929 Elaine de Kooning, John F. Kennedy, 1963 Lee Krasner, Untitled (Umber Series), c. 1960 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2018
Episode #34: Rivals- Pollock vs. de Kooning (Season 3, Episode 3)
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This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. Get a FREE month of unlimited access to over 9,000 lectures presented by engaging, award-winning experts on everything from art to physics, interior design and world languages. Sign up today at thegreatcoursesplus.com/ART.  This episode receives additional support from Reynolda House Museum of American Art, where you can find one of the nation's most highly regarded collections of American art on view in a unique domestic setting - the restored 1917 mansion of R. J. and Katharine Reynolds surrounded by beautiful gardens and peaceful walking trails. You can browse Reynolda's art and decorative arts collections and see what's coming next at their website,  reynoldahouse.org. The art world is a man’s world- or, at least, it used to be entirely one. This shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who is a longtime listener of the ArtCurious Podcast, because we’ve touched multiple times on the difficulties that have faced women who have sought careers as artists.  Now, thankfully, in the age of #metoo, the male-heaviness of the art world is changing a bit, as it is in other facets of society. But turning back the clock to any other era in history, and the reality is that it was totally a man’s game. And the absolute manliness of it all was compounded intensely in one particular time and place: post-war America, where it was all about brusque machismo, the biggest innovations, and the biggest splash. It was a measuring contest like none other, and two larger-than-life characters were at the center of it all. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts!  Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Episode Credits Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Theme music by Alex Davis.  Social media assistance by Emily Crockett. Additional research and writing for this episode by Stephanie Pryor. ArtCurious is sponsored by Anchorlight, an interdisciplinary creative space, founded with the intent of fostering artists, designers, and craftspeople at varying stages of their development. Home to artist studios, residency opportunities, and exhibition space Anchorlight encourages mentorship and the cross-pollination of skills among creatives in the Triangle. Additional music credits "The Walk" by Dee Yan-Key is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Catching Glitter" by Split Phase is licensed under BY-NC-SA 3.0 US; "Aquasigns" by Tagirijus  is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "You know why" by Loyalty Freak Music is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License; "Tethered" by Nctrnm  is licensed under BY 4.0. Based on a work at https://soundcloud.com/nctrnm/; "Dancing on the Seafloor (KieLoKaz ID 110)" by KieLoBot  is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Attempt 7" by Jared C. Balogh is licensed under BY-NC-SA 3.0 Ad music: "Ground Cayenne" by The Good Lawdz is licensed under BY-SA 3.0  Links and further resources The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art, Sebastian Smee The New York Times: "Ruth Kligman, Muse and Artist, Dies at 80" Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, Steven Naifeh and Gregory Smith De Kooning: A Retrospective, John Elderfield Willem de Kooning and his wife, Elaine, photograph by Hans Namuth, 1952. Jackson Pollock and his wife, Lee Krasner, photograph by Hans Namuth, 1950. Willem de Kooning, Excavation, 1950 Jackson Pollock, Stenographic Figure, c. 1942 Willem de Kooning, Woman I, 1950-1952 Jackson Pollock, Autumn Rhythm (Number 30), 1950 Jackson Pollock painting on panes of glass, Hans Namuth documentary stills, 1950. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2018
Episode #33: Rivals- Raphael vs. Michelangelo (Season 3, Episode 2)
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One pair of incredible Renaissance artists experienced a particularly epic rivalry. Both were vying for the same patrons, and their professional contempt very quickly got ultra-personal. Today, explore the intense conflict between Michelangelo and Raphael, both seeking approval and projects from one of the most innovative patrons: Pope Julius II. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. Get a FREE month of unlimited access to over 9,000 lectures presented by engaging, award-winning experts on everything from art to physics, interior design and world languages. Sign up today at thegreatcoursesplus.com/ART.  // Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts!  Twitter Facebook Instagram Episode Credits Production and Editing by Kaboonki.  Theme music by Alex Davis.  Social media assistance by Emily Crockett. Additional music credits may be found on our website.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2018
Episode #32: Rivals- Judith Leyster vs. Frans Hals (Season 3, Episode 1)
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Rivalries are inherently fascinating, because they typically affect not only the individual rivals themselves, but also a whole ecosystem that can grow up around a rivalry-- spurring it on, and enabling it.  Some of the greatest artists in history have engaged in some seriously curious conflicts. What causes these rivalries is fascinating and vast-- is it art and creativity? Is it money and patronage? Or is it simply ego? And are the artists really in conflict with one another, or does it just appear that  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2018
BONUS: Jennifer Dasal on "Genius" at CreativeMornings RDU (August 2017)
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We're thrilled to bring a bonus episode to you today. Last August, Jennifer Dasal was asked to speak on the topic of "genius" at CreativeMornings RDU. So what does genius have to do with madness? And how about suffering and sadness? Join Jennifer as she discusses this topic with the poster child for all suffering artists: Vincent Van Gogh. Want to WATCH this episode instead of listen to it? See the video of this lecture here! https://creativemornings.com/talks/jennifer-dasal/1 Learn more about CreativeMor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2018
Episode #31: Season Finale, Art and WWII- The Long Shadow (Season 2, Episode 11)
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World War Two was the bloodiest, biggest, and most destructive war of all time, decimating entire countries and taking the lives of millions. And as we have learned over the last 10 episodes of the ArtCurious Podcast this season, art was affected in many different ways due to the impact of the war. Art was used to document the experience of soldiers in battle; created to shape public opinion, values, and inspire the war effort; and to fight the enemy. It was a failed dream of Adolf Hitler, leading us to ask Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 25, 2017
Episode #30: Art and Remembrance (Season 2, Episode 10)
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It's interesting that literature seems to have cornered the market on artistic depictions of those who experienced the Holocaust firsthand. We think of The Diary of Anne Frank or Elie Wiesel’s Night first and foremost when we think of how war has been creatively represented by those who survived it-- or didn’t survive it. But it turns out that there were many artists who made visual representations of their experiences, too-- and lots of these individuals were prisoners, like Anne eventually became, in  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2017
Episode #29: The Monuments Men (Season 2, Episode 9)
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Ah, Hollywood. Nothing goes further than a big celebrity-studded movie to grab your pop-culture attention and to inspire countless articles and think-pieces about a particular topic. A really solid blockbuster can raise a niche book to bestseller status or inspire hopeful imitators. And it can lead to a renewed interest in a certain time period or subject matter. In the case of the 2014 film, The Monuments Men, all of this was certainly true. With superstar George Clooney directing and acting alongside Matt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2017
Episode #28: The Ghost Army (Season 2, Episode 8)
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In a time where the arts are ever-undervalued, it is increasingly important for us not just to support the arts in our communities, but to look back through periods of history where artists were applauded for making a significant difference. And in the case of one very special American troop in the midst of World War Two, artists and creative types were tasked specifically with using their skills to preserve people. Art here became a life-saving force- literally. A force for good, even through multiple mean Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2017
Episode #27: CURIOUS CALLBACK: What Happened to the Amber Room? (Season 2, Episode 7)
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This episode is sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial here. Thank you for supporting our show! This is a rebroadcast of our eighth episode, which originally aired on November 4, 2016.  It's a fan favorite, and it ties in rather nicely to the theme of our current season! Even if you've listened to this episode before, you're not going to want to miss this, as it updates our show based on new information. One of the most awe-inspiring sights in and around St. Petersburg, Russia, is the Catherine Palace, a rococo summer residence for the imperial family of yore. Up until World War II, The Catherine Palace housed something so incredible, so coveted, and so gorgeous that for hundreds of years, travelers fro all over the world flocked to admire it, referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." And then, in the early 1940s with the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, this priceless creation was stolen. And to this day, it has still never been found. What happened to the Amber Room? // Please  SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on iTunes. Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram Episode Credits Production and Editing by Kaboonki Creative. Theme music by Alex Davis. Research assistance by Stephanie Pryor. Social media assistance by Emily Crockett. Additional music credits: "Hermitage" by Dee Yan-Kee is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Rumbo de grises" by Circus Marcus is licensed under BY-NC 3.0; "modum" by Kai Engel is licensed under BY 4.0; "Trush Nightingale (ID 608)" by Lobo Loco is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; Like the sky" by Damiano Baldoni is licensed under BY 4.0; "The Warm Shoulder" by Mary Lattimore is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Seven Lights" by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under BY-NC 4.0; "Our Giant's Alone" by Art of Escapism is licensed under BY-SA 4.0; "owl's secret" by The Owl is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Gardarike" by Tri-Tachyon is licensed under BY-NC 4.0; "Remember Trees?" by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under BY 4.0 - Based on a work at http://chriszabriskie.com    Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below: The Mystery of the Nazis and the Vanished Amber Room Could Long-Lost Amber Room Be Stashed in a Nazi Bunker in Poland? A Brief History of the Amber Room Mystery of the Amber Room: Video ArtCurious is sponsored by Anchorlight, an interdisciplinary creative space, founded with the intent of fostering artists, designers, and craftspeople at varying stages of their development. Home to artist studios, residency opportunities, and exhibition space Anchorlight encourages mentorship and the cross-pollination of skills among creatives in the Triangle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2017
Episode #26: Hitler's Führermuseum (Season 2, Episode 6)
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Today, we’re digging into the story behind one of the most significant museums never built-- Hitler’s Fuhrermuseum-- what was his obsession with art, and was his “World’s greatest museum” really going to be as great as it purported to be? LEARN MORE: Artcuriouspodcast.com SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/artcurious-podcast/id1142736861 INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2017
Episode #25: The Draft, Doctrine, and The Duck (Season 2, Episode 5)
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How did Walt Disney and his team, especially a blustery cartoon duck, get involved so specifically in wartime propaganda? LEARN MORE: Artcuriouspodcast.com SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/artcurious-podcast/id1142736861 INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2017
Episode #24: American Propaganda Posters of WWII (Season 2, Episode 4)
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This episode is all about American World War Two propaganda posters: what they were, who created them, and how America was fighting the war via words and pictures. It wasn’t all about manpower and military might: the U.S. fought with art, too. LEARN MORE: Artcuriouspodcast.com SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/artcurious-podcast/id1142736861 INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2017
Episode #23: Combat Artists of WWII (Season 2, Episode 3)
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In the winter of 1945, a World War II infantryman for the United States would be supplied with gear that was to be carried and trekked from location to location, regardless of weather, ailment, or occurrence. All of this gear alone could easily weigh a good 50 to 60 pounds. Add on a rifle or pistol, bullets and any appropriate add-ons needed to maintain, clean, and restock a weapon, and you are talking a serious load to haul around. To a handful of these men, however, it wasn’t their guns, their helmets,  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2017
Episode #22: Hitler the (Failed) Artist (Season 2, Episode 2)
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In this episode, we contemplate the way that fine art inspired, affected, and ultimately molded the man who would become the biggest architect of terror in the 20th century. LEARN MORE: Artcuriouspodcast.com SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/artcurious-podcast/id1142736861 INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2017
BONUS EPISODE: Happy Birthday, ArtCurious Podcast!
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Today marks the one year anniversary since we launched our very first episode! This is a special episode for you, our listeners. Many of you called, emailed, and contacted us on social media to ask questions big and small. Here are some of my favorites. Most of all,  thank you. I do this for you, and without your ears, we wouldn't be here. Thank you for a year of love and support! LEARN MORE: Artcuriouspodcast.com SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/artcurious-podcast/id114273686 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2017
Episode #21: Season Prologue- The Relationship Between Art and War (Season 2, Episode 1)
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Season Two of ArtCurious begins now! It was the most widespread war in history, involving the participation of more than one hundred million people from around the world, including the greatest powers across the globe. It affected life in myriad ways, and its reach was one of the most horrible. Between the deaths on the battlefield and the mass killings of civilians, an estimated 50 to 85 million fatalities occurred, making it the deadliest conflict in all of recorded human history. And yet, at the same t Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2017
Announcements from ArtCurious!
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Hi ArtCurious listeners,  I’m so excited to announce that I’m coming back to you with a whole new season of episodes beginning on Monday, July 31st. I’ve loved working on this project and can’t wait to share it with you, so mark your calendars now and be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or the podcatcher of your choice to guarantee that you don’t miss this or any of our future episodes. I also have another exciting opportunity for you. Next month,  we will be celebrating our one year anniversa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2017
CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #5: Death and Disaster, Warhol and Weegee
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This is a rebroadcast of our fifth episode, which was originally released on October 13, 2016. Death has always been a part of art history. And so much of the great art that we know and love today works in the capacity to stave off one of the terrible side effects of death-- being forgotten. Andy Warhol’s series, Death and Disaster, is one of the most well-known and polarizing of his career. But Warhol wasn't the first artist to focus on the everyday tragedy of death as a subject to quite this revealing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2017
CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #3: The Semi-Charmed Life of Elisabeth Vigeé Le Brun
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This is a rebroadcast of our third episode, which was originally released on September 12, 2016. Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, had an image problem: she was seen as frivolous, silly, and out-of-touch. In order to combat her poor press, the royal court commissioned a series of portraits of the queen to make her more relatable and sympathetic. Such images act as excellent propaganda machines, giving Marie Antoinette a much-needed positive spin. But what is even more marvelous is the backstory of the ar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2017
Episode #20: Sofonisba Anguissola: Great (Woman) Artist (Season 1, Episode 20)
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Earlier this spring, I saw a hashtag making the rounds online, especially on Twitter and Instagram. Half the time, I only just vaguely pay attention to the trending terms on social media, but this one hit me right away. For a lot of people, including myself, it was like seeing an old beloved friend again- because this isn’t a new hashtag. It’s over a year old and was initiated originally by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with Women’s History Month, celebrated every year in March.  It read #5WomenArtists and was meant as a kind of dare. As the museum’s digital editorial assistant, Emily Haight, posted on their blog, “Ask someone to name five artists and responses will likely include names such as Warhol, Picasso, van Gogh, Monet, da Vinci—all male artists. Ask someone to name five women artists, and the question poses more of a challenge.” It’s a sad, but true, statement. Can many of us--especially those without in-depth artistic training or interest-- really name five or more women artists? Maybe, if you’re lucky, you can remember Frida Kahlo or Georgia O’Keeffe. And bonus points if you can recall our previous discussion on Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun. But especially in terms of artists who were around prior to the 20th century, the game grows much harder. Why? What’s the problem of the woman artist? And how can we fix it?  Today, we’re talking about women artists-- the historical difficulties in becoming an artist, the challenges present therein, and the limitations and legacies of one very important Renaissance painter. Today’s special episode of ArtCurious is the end result of a collaboration with art historian Ellen Oreddson and her excellent blog, How to Talk About Art History. Ellen has her own contribution to this topic on her site, where she lists five artists, inspired by the five women artists hashtag, and briefly discusses why each has been left out of the traditional art historical canon. Don't miss this insightful and fascinating post! // Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show—we can’t thank you enough! Check our website for images from today’s show, as well as information about our other episodes. And come find us on Twitter and Instagram! Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below: Italy Magazine: Sofonisba Anguissola- A Renaissance Woman Smarthistory: Sofonisba Anguissola ArtNews: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? National Museum of Women in the Arts Blog: Challenge Accepted: Can You Name Five Women Artists? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2017
Episode #19: Conservation and Controversy (Season 1, Episode 19)
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Conservators are art heroes: they transform damaged or dirty works of art into beautiful, fresh works for public consumption. Then why is it that conservation has been at the center of some of the biggest art historical controversies of the last fifty years? What does a conservator really do, and what happens when conservation goes too far?           // Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show—we can’t thank you enough! Check our website for images from today’s show, as well as information about our other episodes. And come find us on Twitter and Instagram! Many thanks to the incredible Stephanie Pryor for research assistance! Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below: NPR: Art Conservators at Work: A Living Exhibit Smithsonian Magazine: "True Colors" Hyperallergic: With Its Own Arts Center, Beast Jesus Rises Again Huffington Post: “Elderly Woman’s Hilarious Failed Attempt At Restoring A 19th Century Fresco In Borja, Spain.” ArtNet News: “Appalling Restoration Destroys Giotto Frescoes at the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi Parts of the priceless medieval frescoes are now lost forever.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2017
BONUS EPISODE: What is Art? (With A Thousand Things to Talk About)
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We are incredibly thrilled to release a bonus episode with our friend, Andrea Parrish, at A Thousand Things to Talk About! This daily podcast is the perfect start to your morning, with a brief 2-3 minute episode with thought-provoking questions and research. A Thousand Things to Talk About also offers the occasional "deep dive," and we're so excited to be a part of this one-- What is Art? It's a question that seems simple, but in reality, is it? LEARN MORE: Artcuriouspodcast.com SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW: h Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2017
Episode #18: Diagnosis: Art History (Season 1, Episode 18)
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Over the centuries, there have been numerous examples of fine artists creating works of art that deliberately work with and within contemporaneous medical thought, portraying people with particular ailments or diseases. But what about if we turn that concept around a little bit? What happens when those in the medical field turn to paintings or sculptures from the past and retroactively investigate the health of the individuals depicted therein? What happens when art history turns into a diagnosis?                 // Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show—we can’t thank you enough! Check our website for images from today’s show, as well as information about our other episodes. And come find us on Twitter and Instagram! Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below: Boston Globe: Monet? Gaugin? Using Art to Make Better Doctors New York Times: Studying Art with the Eye of a Physician Wall Street Journal: Doctors Enlist Paintings to Hone Skills The Guardian: The Fine Art of Medical Diagnosis The Guardian: Did the Mona Lisa Have Syphilis?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2017
Episode #17: The Casino of the Spirits (Season 1, Episode 17)
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Venice-- it's the most serene and beautiful city in Italy, and possibly the whole world. But Venice at night-- all darkened and quiet-- takes up the most space in my imagination. I seriously love the depictions of Venice as enigmatic, shadowy, and even dangerous. Without cars or streetlights or other modern comforts, you might feel like you’ve stepped back in time and that around any given corner, you could find… anything. All of this lends Venice this air of inscrutability and mystery. And over time, locals and visitors alike have reveled in this sensation as fodder for myth-making and storytelling. Some stories really stick, lasting for centuries and becoming embedded into the city itself, through its buildings, monuments, and specific locations. And there’s one building that has had plenty of legends built around it. This particular elegant structure had an illustrious past, having once been a meeting place where Italian Renaissance artists discussed their craft, caroused, and gambled. But it’s also the location where relationships soured, crimes were committed, and death inevitably followed. Today, some people won’t even enter this particular building because it is feared to be haunted, cursed… or both. // Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show—we can’t thank you enough! Check our website for images from today’s show, as well as information about our other episodes. And come find us on Twitter and Instagram! Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below: Glory of Venice exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art Read Vasari's take on Morto da Feltre Wikipedia's Entry on Morto da Feltre Mysterious Venice: The Casino of the Spirits (In Italian) Italian Mysteries: Haunted Venice Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2017
Episode #16: The Muse (Season 1, Episode 16)
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Sometimes when I am looking at a particularly fascinating work of art, I find myself overwhelmed with awe-- for the creative act itself and the technical prowess that was needed to bring it to fruition. I’ve often had those moments where I have thought to myself, “Wow. How did this all come about? What is the inspiration behind this piece?” And any conversation about inspiration in the arts inevitably brings up a discussion about muses. This episode looks at the relationship--and occasional romance-- between artists and their muses, with a particular emphasis on one woman whose connection to two brothers illustrates this exchange in a compelling way.  // Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show—we can’t thank you enough! Check our website for images from today’s show, as well as information about our other episodes. And come find us on Twitter and Instagram!        Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below: Artventures Blog: Manet and Morisot: The Tale of Love and Sadness in the Portraits Saper Galleries: The Women of Pablo Picasso Huffington Post: Ten Amazing Female Artists and Their Male Muses The Telegraph: Picasso's Muses Projection Systems Blog: The Origin of Painting   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2017
Episode #15: Hans-Joachim Bohlmann and Serial Art Vandalism (Season 1, Episode 15)
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A few months ago, I began looking into occurrences of art vandalism-- the purposeful destruction or harm of works of art that have occurred consistently, especially throughout the 20th century. As I read up, I saw that most of these events were one-offs: single moments where one person made a rash and ridiculous choice to lash out at a particular work of art. But then, I began to notice one name popping up over and over again- a German man who, over his lifetime, damaged over fifty works of art, creating a name for himself and a lasting impression on the art world. This episode, in a continuation of our Bigger Picture series, digs deeper into art attacks and examine the life and legacy of the vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann. // Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show—we can’t thank you enough! Check our website for images from today’s show, as well as information about our other episodes. And come find us on Twitter and Instagram!             Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.                                              Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2017
Episode #14: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre (Season 1, Episode 14)
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How many know that the inventor of the telegraph and co-creator of Morse code--Samuel F. B. Morse-- was a successful artist, too? And crazily enough, one of his paintings in particular, foreshadowed his interest in communication tools, providing the impetus for revolutionizing communication--and, indeed, the world as we know it. Listen in for details on Morse's masterpiece, Gallery of the Louvre.                // Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show—we can’t thank you enough! Check our website for images from today’s show, as well as information about our other episodes. And come find us on Twitter and Instagram!        Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below: The National Gallery of Art's exhibition page: with video, exhibition brochure, and more great info The History Blog's Profile on Morse the Artist Samuel Morse's Other Masterpiece: Smithsonian Magazine Samuel Morse's Early Works Six Things You May Not Know about Samuel Morse: History.com Samuel Morse website for more details: Samuelmorse.net                                                               Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2017
Episode #13: Diego and Frida, Part 2 (Season 1, Episode 13)
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Glamour. Curiosity. Excitement. A love story for the ages. Such are the types of descriptors that you hear when you ponder the life and love of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Truly, in the pantheon of great artistic relationships, they are one of the top couples out there. And they had the great fortune, or whatever you want to call it, of living their exciting lives in front of the camera, as well as on canvas. Google them, and all kinds of lovey-dovey images come up-- images of Diego nuzzling Frida, images of them kissing, of her embracing him around his wide middle section. But what some people neglect, or possibly even forget, is that their relationship was by no means perfect. There were great ups, of course, but the downs? Incredible. Even Diego Rivera himself was aware of this fact, later writing, quote, “If I ever loved a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her. Frida was the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait.” Harsh words. But would they always be that way?                        //SUBSCRIBE and review us on Apple Podcasts HERE!   And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                                                    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/artcuriouspod Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want even MORE information? Check out the links below:  http://kcur.org/post/tempestuous-relationship-between-frida-kahlo-and-diego-rivera#stream/0  http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/1995/09/frida-kahlo-diego-rivera-art-diary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2017
Episode #12: Diego and Frida, Part 1 (Season 1, Episode 12)
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There’s something a little strange about the pairing of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Certainly it’s the surprise of a pairing of seeming opposites, at least from a physical standpoint-- she the small, seductive, and somewhat frail painter whose subject matter referred to the most intimate sides of her own life; he, the large and somewhat brutish muralist whose large-scale works touched upon revolution and justice and larger issues of Mexican history. There’s almost a Beauty and the Beast quality there, and for many of us, the relationship between these two artists is just as intriguing as their creative output. And especially when it comes to Frida’s art, it’s very hard to separate their love from their artistic legacy. But how did it begin? And what is it about these two that makes them so fascinating, even 60 years later? //SUBSCRIBE and review us on iTunes HERE!   And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                                                            Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want even MORE information? Check out the links below:  http://kcur.org/post/tempestuous-relationship-between-frida-kahlo-and-diego-rivera#stream/0  http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/1995/09/frida-kahlo-diego-rivera-art-diary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2017
Episode #11: Art Attack! (Season 1, Episode 11)
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Throughout art history, there have been multiple occasions where people have entered into a museum or gallery with the explicit intention of harming or outright destroying a work of art. And some of the most iconic and greatest works of art in the world have been the targets of these disastrous missions. The big question, though, is why? What motivates people into a full blown art-attack?    //SUBSCRIBE and review us on iTunes HERE!   And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                                                                  Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want even MORE information? Check out the links below: The Top 12 Most Horribly Defaced Art Pieces of All Time Art Abuse: 11 Vandalized Works of Art Mugged: How the Mona Lisa was Attacked Vatican Marks Anniversary of 1972 Attack on Michelangelo's Pieta Whatever Happened to Laszlo Toth? The Attack on the Pieta: An Archetypal Analysis (Access to JSTOR required) Having an Art Attack: A Brief Look at Stendhal Syndrome Stendhal Syndrome: Overdosing on Beautiful Art Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2017
Episode #10: When Statues Cry (Season 1, Episode 10)
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Nearly ten years ago, my then-boyfriend, now husband, and I were backpacking through the Balkans region of Europe. After arriving in Bosnia, we opted to take a day trip to a small town called Medjugorje, in Herzegovina. We had heard that it was a popular place with tourists from all over the world, and we were eager to check it out. But what we didn't quite expect were the reasons why the town was so well-known. And the reasons are twofold: first, it was the location of a sighting in 1981 of the Virgin Mary, who was said to have appeared to a group of teenagers there. As such, the town became a holy pilgrimage site, particularly for Catholics around the world. Even though the vision of the Virgin hasn't been promoted or officially accepted by the Vatican, it hasn't stopped the flow of visitors clamoring for the chance to visit this seemingly holy place. In remembrance of the miraculous vision, a beautiful church was erected. And in the church’s garden, a bronze statue of the risen Christ was also placed.   But here's the further reason for the pilgrimage- since 2000, that statue has had a so-called weeping knee- miraculously producing a clear fluid each and every day for the last 16 years. We saw this statue with our own eyes. We touched it, and we watched as dozens of people collected the clear fluid- not water, not oil, but something else- into souvenir bottles that were sold all over the town. Still, I didn't know what to think, or how to react. Was this statue for real? I think that belief and faith are beautiful, incredible things. But I also felt skeptical, too. I found myself torn in the middle- religious yet unbelieving, living in a gray area. But like Fox Mulder, I want to believe. In honor of the holiday season, we are going to look into the phenomenon of the miraculous in art, focusing on weeping statues and bleeding icons.  //SUBSCRIBE and review us on iTunes HERE!  And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                                                                  Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want even MORE information? Check out the links below: The Mystery of the Weeping Statues Science Debunks Miracle of Weeping Madonna Mary Statue in California Appears to Weep Miraculous Tears Miraculous Microbes: They Can Make Holy Statues "Bleed"-- and Can Be Deadly, Too Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2016
Episode #9: The CIA/AbEx Connection (Season 1, Episode 9)
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If there is one thing that’s true in this world, it’s that there sure isn't a lack of conspiracy theories out there. Think about it: almost every big mystery or question has a slough of alternative explanations involving everything from Big Brother to the Illuminati to the Masons...and of course we can’t overlook aliens. Oswald wasn’t the lone gunman; the Apollo moon landing never happened and was filmed instead on a Hollywood sound stage; the government is hiding proof of alien life; the Mona Lisa on view at the Louvre is a fake.  Every day we might hear a new, wacky  theory, even in the art world, like how the CIA funneled money into the arts, towards revolutionary painters like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, in order to fight the Cold War. Crazy, right? I mean, what a bizarre way to attempt to covertly bring down the Russians? Except that this last one isn't a crazy conspiracy theory at all. It’s actually a true story of propaganda, secrets, lies, and fine art. The pen is mightier than the sword, the saying goes. Well, it turns out that the same could be said about the paintbrush. //SUBSCRIBE and review us on iTunes HERE!  And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                                                                Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want even MORE information? Check out the links below: How the CIA Spent Secret Millions Turning Modern Art into a Cold War Arsenal Unpopular Front A Visit to the CIA's "Secret" Abstract Art Collection BBC Culture: Was Modern Art a Weapon of the CIA? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2016
Episode #8: What Happened to the Amber Room? (Season 1, Episode 8)
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One of the most awe-inspiring sights in and around St. Petersburg, Russia, is the Catherine Palace, a rococo summer residence for the imperial family of yore. Up until World War II, The Catherine Palace housed something so incredible, so coveted, and so gorgeous that for hundreds of years, travelers fro all over the world flocked to admire it, referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." And then, in the early 1940s with the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, this priceless creation was stolen. And to this day, it has still never been found. What happened to the Amber Room? //SUBSCRIBE and review us on iTunes HERE!  And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                            Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want even MORE information? Check out the links below: The Mystery of the Nazis and the Vanished Amber Room Could Long-Lost Amber Room Be Stashed in a Nazi Bunker in Poland? A Brief History of the Amber Room Mystery of the Amber Room: Video Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2016
Episode #7: Was Walter Sickert Actually Jack the Ripper? PART TWO (Season 1, Episode 7)
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Back in 2002, I was browsing a new releases table at my local bookstore when a particular book caught my eye. It seemed like yet another crime novel, one among hundreds. And so, I moved on, until I saw the subtitle of the book: Jack the Ripper: Case Closed. In it, the author released a bombshell statement: she had purportedly solved the mystery of Jack the Ripper's identity, which had evaded researchers, historians, and police for over one hundred years.  Jack the Ripper, she said, was the English painter Walter Sickert.  If you are just tuning in to the ArtCurious Podcast for the first time, please stop and listen to Episode #6 to get the backstory on Jack the Ripper's crimes.  //SUBSCRIBE and review us on iTunes HERE!  And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                                                                  Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want even MORE information? Check out the links below: Portrait of a Killer: 6 Chilling Jack the Ripper Theories Patricia Cornwell Says She Has "Cracked" the Jack the Ripper Mystery Does this Painting by Walter Sickert Reveal the Identity of Jack the Ripper? Walter Sickert was Jack the Ripper? Ridiculous! He was Actually Dracula   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2016
Episode #6: Was Walter Sickert Actually Jack the Ripper? PART ONE (Season 1, Episode 6)
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Much was made of crime in Victorian London. The Victorians were terrified of the lower-classes, particularly down-and-out men living in the crowded outskirts of the city who, they thought, were lurking in the shadows, just waiting for the opportunity to arise for a well-timed theft, brawl, or even worse. Life, for most, was hard. But in 1888, Londoners clamoring for a bit of excitement to spice up the drudgery of their lives got far more than they bargained for. They got weeks of abject terror surrounding a madman who slaughtered women in London's East End... who was never identified or caught. And more than 100 years later, we are still no closer to really identifying one of the most terrible killers of all time.  Or are we? In this first half of our special two-part Halloween episode, we are going to delve into a theory that identifies Jack the Ripper as the English painter Walter Sickert. And come back next week to hear the second half of our show and see images of Sickert's work.  //SUBSCRIBE and review us on iTunes HERE!  And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                                                                  Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want even MORE information? Check out the links below: BBC History of Jack the Ripper How Jack the Ripper Worked FBI Case File on Jack the Ripper http://www.jack-the-ripper.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2016
Episode #5: Death and Disaster, Warhol and Weegee (Season 1, Episode 5)
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Andy Warhol's take on mortality wasn't about memorializing. He instead focused on the direct causes of death, or the aftermath of a terrible accident. His series, Death and Disaster, is one of the most well-known and polarizing of his career. But Warhol wasn't the first artist to focus on the everyday tragedy of death as a subject to quite this revealing and exploitative extend. That honor might very well belong to someone else: an immigrant photographer working in Manhattan in the 1930s and 1940s.  //SUBSCRIBE and review us on iTunes HERE!  And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                                                                  Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want even MORE information? Check out the links below: Weegee as Witness The Original Nightcrawler Weegee's Day at the Beach Art Portfolio: Weegee Death and Death and Death by Warhol Andy Warhol, the Death and Disaster Series and Prestige Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2016
Episode #4: The Problem of Michelangelo's Women (Season 1, Episode 4)
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There are lots of questions that come up in every art history classroom. We hear them over and over again. What is art, really, and how can you define it? Why is the Mona Lisa smiling? What happened to the Winged Victory's arms? And then there's one that you'll hear, or that you'll even think yourself, especially if you are a fan or scholar of Renaissance art.  Why, people ask. Why are Michelangelo's women so... un-womanly? //SUBSCRIBE and review us on iTunes HERE!  And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                                                                  Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want even MORE information? Check out the links below: Jill Burke's blog: Men With Breasts (Or Why Are Michelangelo's Men So Muscular?) Part 1 Jill Burke's blog: Men With Breasts (Or Why Are Michelangelo's Men So Muscular?) Part 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2016
Episode #3: The Semi-Charmed Life of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (Season 1, Episode 3)
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Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, had an image problem: she was seen as frivolous, silly, and out-of-touch. In order to combat her poor press, the royal court commissioned a series of portraits of the queen to make her more relatable and sympathetic. Such images act as excellent propaganda machines, giving Marie Antoinette a much-needed positive spin. But what is even more marvelous is the backstory of the artist who created these portraits-- because the painter who was chosen to portray the highest woman in the land was… another woman. Talk about a revolution.  In the third episode of the ArtCurious Podcast, we'll look at the lucky and semi-charmed life of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, one of the most popular painters of 18th-century France and the official court painter of Marie Antoinette.  //SUBSCRIBE and review us on Apple Podcasts HERE!  And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                                                                  Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want even MORE information? Check out the links below: Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun's memoirs  She Painted Marie Antoinette (and Escaped the Guillotine) The Praise and Prejudices Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun Faced in her Exceptional 18th-Century Career Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2016
Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Accidentally Murdered? (Season 1, Episode 2)
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Vincent Van Gogh's suicide is a huge part of the mythology surrounding him: as much as the famous tale of the cut-off ear is. This so-called "tortured genius," it is said, was so broken down by life and failure that he had no choice but to end his life. Right? But in 2011, two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors published a book titled Van Gogh: The Life that stunned the art world. Therein, Gregory White Smith and Stephen Naifeh state that the artist didn't actually commit suicide. No, they say: he was actually murdered.  //SUBSCRIBE and review us on iTunes HERE!  And follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for more artsy goodness: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/                                                                  Twitter: https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out here. Not to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission.  Want even MORE information? Check out the links below: Van Gogh Museum: 125 Questions Van Gogh Museum: The End of a Difficult Road Vincent Van Gogh's Letters available online in their entirety CBS News: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (video) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2016
Episode #1: Is the Mona Lisa a Fake? (Season 1, Episode 1)
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Aug 10, 2016