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A podcast about a different way of looking at art

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A podcast about a different way of looking at art

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End of Season 3

8/10/2019
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We’ve reached the end of Season 3! Thanks to all you returning listeners and welcome to our new audience members. If you’ve been enjoying the show, you can show your appreciation by subscribing and sharing! You can also help by leaving a comment or rating in Apple Podcasts or in your podcast app. That helps … Continue reading End of Season 3 The post End of Season 3 appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:02:17

The Martyrdom and Last Communion of St. Lucy by Veronese

8/4/2019
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This dramatic scene was painted by Paolo Veronese during the Counter-Reformation. The Church, reeling from years of corruption and the rise of Protestantism, relied on works like these to promote the importance and validity of the sacraments. And martyrs were meant to serve as role models to Catholics. The idea was, “Hey, look what this … Continue reading The Martyrdom and Last Communion of St. Lucy by Veronese The post The Martyrdom and Last Communion of St. Lucy by Veronese appeared first...

Duration:00:30:56

Farmhouse in Provence by Vincent van Gogh

7/20/2019
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This deceptively peaceful summer scene actually bristles with energy! Van Gogh painted this in Arles, in the south of France where he tried to escape modern life and re-discover a simpler, brighter world. We’ll find out how the actions of an American admiral in a country on the other side of the globe led to … Continue reading Farmhouse in Provence by Vincent van Gogh The post Farmhouse in Provence by Vincent van Gogh appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:08:31

Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle) by Wassily Kandinsky

7/6/2019
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Today’s painting was a real challenge to describe! It’s by Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian artist who was one of the pioneers of abstract art. We’ll find out how the Apocalypse, Monet, Matisse and music all came together to influence this work. And we’ll find out how Kandinksy’s philosophy behind the Improvisation paintings made him an … Continue reading Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle) by Wassily Kandinsky The post Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle) by Wassily Kandinsky appeared first on A Long Look:...

Duration:00:09:20

Little Dancer Aged Fourteen by Edgar Degas

6/26/2019
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Tired or determined? This is Marie van Goethem, a young ballet student at the Paris Opera. We’ll find out where she came from and the not-so-glamorous life of a ballerina in Paris in the 1880s. We’ll also find out how Degas broke the rules and managed to freak out the public with this statue! We’ll … Continue reading Little Dancer Aged Fourteen by Edgar Degas The post Little Dancer Aged Fourteen by Edgar Degas appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:09:09

The Conversion of Saint Paul by Jacopo Tintoretto

6/7/2019
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Meet Saul of Tarsus, who is having a very bad day at work. We’ll find out what (or who) is causing all this commotion and how picking a fight with the wrong guy led Saul into an unexpected career change. And we’ll also talk about the young, impatient Tintoretto who, like JMW Turner, loved to … Continue reading The Conversion of Saint Paul by Jacopo Tintoretto The post The Conversion of Saint Paul by Jacopo Tintoretto appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:09:08

A Pastoral Visit by Richard Norris Brooke

5/11/2019
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In the late 1800s, it was common for families to have their pastor over for Sunday dinner. That’s what Richard Norris Brooke is depicting here. We’ll find out what inspired him to document the lives of his African-Americans neighbors in Warrenton, Virginia and the story of the man who founded the first art museum in … Continue reading A Pastoral Visit by Richard Norris Brooke The post A Pastoral Visit by Richard Norris Brooke appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:09:41

Wivenhoe Park, Essex by John Constable

4/27/2019
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John Constable painted this bucolic landscape for Major General Francis Slater–Rebow but it’s not what it appears to be! We’ll talk about the headaches caused by an overeager client and what one of those cows is hiding. We’ll also see how Constable used a technique to conjure up distant figures, just like Camille Pissarro did … Continue reading Wivenhoe Park, Essex by John Constable The post Wivenhoe Park, Essex by John Constable appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National...

Duration:00:17:27

Cape Cod Evening by Edward Hopper

4/13/2019
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Edward Hopper was famous for his ambiguous paintings and Cape Cod Evening is no exception. We’ll find out the possible pop culture influence for the scene and how dumb luck can play a big role in creating art. And just what is that dog looking at? SHOW NOTES (TRANSCRIPT) “A Long Look” theme is “Ascension” … Continue reading Cape Cod Evening by Edward Hopper The post Cape Cod Evening by Edward Hopper appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:08:01

Portrait of Madame du Barry by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

3/31/2019
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In a complete 180 from the spiritual contemplation of our last episode, today we’re looking at the portrait of Jeanne Bécu, who became Madame du Barry, the last mistress of Louis XV of France. She lived and loved (a lot!) in the days before the French Revolution. We’ll find out her fate along with that … Continue reading Portrait of Madame du Barry by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun The post Portrait of Madame du Barry by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art...

Duration:00:11:47

Woman Holding a Balance by Johannes Vermeer

3/19/2019
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Welcome back for Season 3! We’re starting with this gorgeous, mysterious painting by Vermeer. We’ll discover the layers of meaning in this simple domestic scene, what’s in the balance and just what the Jesuits have to do with her. We’ll also find out how a guy who started out as a butcher ended up donating … Continue reading Woman Holding a Balance by Johannes Vermeer The post Woman Holding a Balance by Johannes Vermeer appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:10:42

Season 3 Update

3/8/2019
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Hey everybody! I just wanted to let you know I’m hard at work on Season 3! We’re going to start off with another Gallery favorite, this time by Vermeer. The new season starts soon, and in the spirit of spring rejuvenation, I’ve made a few tweaks to make the show more binge worthy. I hope … Continue reading Season 3 Update The post Season 3 Update appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:02:05

End of Season 2

12/19/2018
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We’ve reached the end of Season 2! Thanks to everyone who came back and all the new listeners and subscribers who joined us. I appreciate your support! I’ll be taking some time off for the holidays and to plan Season 3. The gallery has some fantastic shows up, so visit if you can! There’s Corot’s … Continue reading End of Season 2 The post End of Season 2 appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:02:01

The Adoration of the Shepherds by Giorgione

12/15/2018
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The Gallery calls Giorgione “one of the most mysterious artists in the history of art.” We’ll talk about his innovative landscape style and where he got the idea for this gorgeous and unusual depiction of the Nativity. We’ll also find out the meaning of rocks and just what the heck is up with those floating … Continue reading The Adoration of the Shepherds by Giorgione The post The Adoration of the Shepherds by Giorgione appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:09:07

The Skater (Portrait of William Grant) by Gilbert Stuart

11/30/2018
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This full-length portrait of Scottish lawyer William Grant was Stuart’s first but already he was innovating. We’ll find out how a cold day in the studio led to this creative variation on a standard portrait pose and just what the heck the Serpentine greeting is! We’ll also find out how despite his fame and plenty … Continue reading The Skater (Portrait of William Grant) by Gilbert Stuart The post The Skater (Portrait of William Grant) by Gilbert Stuart appeared first on A Long Look: Slow...

Duration:00:08:39

Place du Carrousel by Camille Pissarro

11/18/2018
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Camille Pissarro was an Impressionist painter who created this sun-drenched view of a famous park in 1900. We’ll find out where this lovely scene takes place and how and why just 5 small strokes of color can conjure up a fashionista. We’ll also discover its connection to Hermann Goering and how a Gallery director was … Continue reading Place du Carrousel by Camille Pissarro The post Place du Carrousel by Camille Pissarro appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:10:02

Daniel in the Lions’ Den by Sir Peter Paul Rubens

11/6/2018
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So who’s this big naked guy sitting around with a bunch of lions? Meet Daniel, a favorite counselor to the Persian king Darius. Daniel has made some powerful enemies which is how he got here. We’ll find out who ends up being the lions’ breakfast and how paintings like this allowed Rubens to become a … Continue reading Daniel in the Lions’ Den by Sir Peter Paul Rubens The post Daniel in the Lions’ Den by Sir Peter Paul Rubens appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:10:27

Ghost by Rachel Whiteread

10/21/2018
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Ghost, the ambitious sculpture by Rachel Whiteread tells a story of family, memory, impending loss and survival. We’ll find out the mind-blowing idea behind it, the tenacity of a young artist and its connection to a rock legend. Ghost is part of a survey of Whiteread’s work at the Gallery which runs through January 13, … Continue reading Ghost by Rachel Whiteread The post Ghost by Rachel Whiteread appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:08:19

The Nativity of the Virgin – Andrea di Bartolo

10/6/2018
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Just like the Annunciation I talked about a while ago, there’s a lot going on in this scene portraying the birth of the Virgin Mary. This stunning panel is one of a trio showing events from the lives of Anna and Joachim, the parents of the Virgin Mary. We’ll find out the surprising way their … Continue reading The Nativity of the Virgin – Andrea di Bartolo The post The Nativity of the Virgin – Andrea di Bartolo appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National Gallery.

Duration:00:09:15

Nonchaloir (Repose) – John Singer Sargent

9/21/2018
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John Singer Sargent was famous for his high society portraits set in elegant rooms like this. Find out why he gave up what he called “a pimp’s profession” and began painting just for his own pleasure, doing landscapes and scenes of his family. His niece Rose-Marie, pictured here, became one of his favorite subjects. Painted … Continue reading Nonchaloir (Repose) – John Singer Sargent The post Nonchaloir (Repose) – John Singer Sargent appeared first on A Long Look: Slow Art at the National...

Duration:00:08:58