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Welcome to the ArtCurious Podcast! We explore the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in Art History.

Welcome to the ArtCurious Podcast! We explore the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in Art History.
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Welcome to the ArtCurious Podcast! We explore the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in Art History.

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English


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BONUS EPISODE: Meet Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

7/22/2019
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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%...

Duration:00:22:41

Episode #53: Shock Art: Courbet's The Origin of the World (Season 5, Episode 7)

6/24/2019
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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...

Duration:00:34:25

Episode #52: Shock Art: Balthus' Thérèse Dreaming (Season 5, Episode 6)

6/10/2019
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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’...

Duration:00:22:47

Episode #51: Shock Art: Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa (Season 5, Episode 5)

5/27/2019
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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...

Duration:00:25:49

Episode #50: Shock Art: Duchamp's Fountain (Season 5, Episode 4)

5/13/2019
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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...

Duration:00:25:28

BONUS EPISODE: Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop LIVE Q&A at the Alamo Drafthouse

5/6/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:25:42

Episode #49: Shock Art: David's The Death of Marat (Season 5, Episode 3)

4/29/2019
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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...

Duration:00:27:34

Episode #48: Shock Art: Eakins' The Gross Clinic (Season 5, Episode 2)

4/15/2019
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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...

Duration:00:23:40

Episode #47: Shock Art: Caravaggio's Sick Bacchus (Season 5, Episode 1)

4/1/2019
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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...

Duration:00:22:30

BONUS EPISODE: The Wild and Wonderful World of Weegee

3/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:37:29

CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Accidentally Murdered? (PART TWO)

2/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:34:26

CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Accidentally Murdered? (PART ONE)

2/4/2019
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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...

Duration:00:30:31

CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #1: Is the Mona Lisa a Fake? (UPDATED Season 1, Episode 1) PART TWO

1/21/2019
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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...

Duration:00:34:17

CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #1: Is the Mona Lisa a Fake? (PART ONE)

1/7/2019
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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...

Duration:00:21:54

Episode #46: Shock Art: Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (Season 4, Episode 7)

12/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:21:45

A Little Curious #6: The Discovery of Pompeii

12/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:13:28

Episode #45: Shock Art: Michelangelo's The Last Judgment (Season 4, Episode 6)

12/10/2018
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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:"...

Duration:00:25:28

A Little Curious #5: Disastrous Inspiration behind Munch's The Scream?

12/3/2018
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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

Duration:00:10:56

Episode #44: Shock Art: Goya's Saturn Devouring His Son (Season 4, Episode 5)

11/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:20:54

A Little Curious #4: Leonardo's Hidden Masterpiece

11/19/2018
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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

Duration:00:12:57