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Do talent and myth outweigh controversy, violence, or even murder? When it comes to defining greatness, it’s a tangled web of mystery, controversy, and ability. For centuries artists have amazed us with their exceptional talent, eccentric personalities, and mega egos. Listen as Jennifer Brickey explores the scandalous Art Stories & Outcasts, revealing the narrative often omitted from history books.

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Do talent and myth outweigh controversy, violence, or even murder? When it comes to defining greatness, it’s a tangled web of mystery, controversy, and ability. For centuries artists have amazed us with their exceptional talent, eccentric personalities, and mega egos. Listen as Jennifer Brickey explores the scandalous Art Stories & Outcasts, revealing the narrative often omitted from history books.

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English


Episodes

S2: [13] Peggy Guggenheim

8/20/2023
Peggy Guggenheim was eccentric, inquisitive, and a self-proclaimed art addict. Now, more than forty years after her death, find out why her enduring legacy lives on. Support the show

Duration:00:39:05

[12] Artemisia

7/7/2022
In this episode Jennifer discusses one of the most complex, horrific, and compelling art stories in all of history. Her name is Artemisia Gentileschi Support the show

Duration:01:06:34

[11] Richard Serra

5/5/2022
Coined the man of steel, Richard Serra is one of the most important sculptors of the later part of the 20th century. His impact is profound, but not without controversy. Support the show

Duration:00:56:15

[10] Damaged

4/21/2022
Accidents and attacks, oh my... In this episode, Jennifer discusses artwork that has been damaged, either by accident or on purpose. Buckle up buttercups, these are some crazy stories. Support the show

Duration:00:52:18

[9]: Hannah Hoch and a bit of DADA

4/7/2022
In this episode, Jennifer Brickey talks about the queen of DADA, Hannah Hoch. Hoch was the fiercely independent groundbreaking artist that defied odds, including two wars and a plethora of misogynistic boy's clubs. Support the show

Duration:00:58:41

[8] Louise Bourgeois

3/23/2022
I was trying to think of a title for Louise Bourgeois. How about a legend? How about she wasn't fully recognized until she was in her 70s? How about unabashed, unapologetically brilliant? This is Louise Bourgeois, the sculptor, installation artist, painter, printmaker, to name a few. Photo credit of Louise by Robert Mapplethorpe. 1982. Support the show

Duration:00:37:29

[7] Mona, The Lady with all the Secrets

3/9/2022
In this episode, Jennifer discusses the ever-elusive Mona Lisa. From her smile, the controversy to the famous kidnapping, learn why this painting has captured the hearts of millions for centuries. Support the show

Duration:00:48:36

[6] Augusta Savage

2/22/2022
Augusta Savage came from rural beginnings to become a significant early Harlem Renaissance sculptor. She fought for equality and acceptance. Only, few know her name. Why? This is her story. Support the show

Duration:00:46:19

[5] Salvador Dali: Unhinged

2/9/2022
People call him one of the most celebrated artists of all time. But, what is behind those ever elusive dreamscapes? Listen as Jennifer Brickey explores the artist, Salvador Dali. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show

Duration:00:49:45

[4] Exhibition Sensation: That one about the mayor

1/25/2022
In 1997 the exhibition titled Sensation took the contemporary art world by storm. It left questions of controversy, shock value, and angry politicians in its wake. Support the show

Duration:00:44:51

[3] Alice Neel: The Collector of Souls

1/11/2022
She was a feminist painter before it was a thing. The self-proclaimed collector of souls refused to call her paintings portraits, but rather paintings of people. In this episode, Jennifer Brickey talks about the tragically beautiful being that is Alice Neel. Support the show

Duration:00:42:44

[2] The Perfect Dichotomy: Robert Mapplethorpe

12/29/2021
Robert Mapplethorpe addressed concepts of beauty, identity, and individuality by photographing artists, musicians, pornographic film stars, and members of the S&M underground. Find out what happens when politics intervene with freedom of expression.Image credit: Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait, 1980. Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.Support the show

Duration:00:49:51

[1] Caravaggio: Murder, Mayhem, and Artichokes

12/15/2021
Caravaggio is one of the most renowned painters of all time. In this introductory episode, Jennifer introduces us to the Caravaggio that you may not have heard about. Get ready for some serious anger issues, barroom brawls, and perhaps... murder. Image Credit: Ottavio Leoni, 'Drawing of the Portrait of Caravaggio' Florence, Biblioteca Marucelliana © Photo Scala, Florence Support the show

Duration:00:38:48