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"Lost." "Stolen." "Destroyed." Nothing is quite as tantalizing as these sad designations when it comes to priceless artworks. Whether because of robbery, war pillage, or simply the sands of time, many monumental and famous artworks have been lost throughout history. Vacant Frames combines art history with detective work to explore the stories and mysterious fates of lost artworks from antiquity to modernity. Follow the show on Twitter @VacantFrames.

"Lost." "Stolen." "Destroyed." Nothing is quite as tantalizing as these sad designations when it comes to priceless artworks. Whether because of robbery, war pillage, or simply the sands of time, many monumental and famous artworks have been lost throughout history. Vacant Frames combines art history with detective work to explore the stories and mysterious fates of lost artworks from antiquity to modernity. Follow the show on Twitter @VacantFrames.
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United States

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"Lost." "Stolen." "Destroyed." Nothing is quite as tantalizing as these sad designations when it comes to priceless artworks. Whether because of robbery, war pillage, or simply the sands of time, many monumental and famous artworks have been lost throughout history. Vacant Frames combines art history with detective work to explore the stories and mysterious fates of lost artworks from antiquity to modernity. Follow the show on Twitter @VacantFrames.

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English


Episodes

The Just Judges Panel of the Ghent Altarpiece by Jan and Hubert Van Eyck

5/19/2019
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The Ghent Altarpiece, also known as the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is 600 year old, 20 panel altarpiece that stands as one of the greatest artistic achievements in human history. It has been the victim of looting, burning, censor, forgery, destruction, and theft, sometimes multiples of each, throughout its long history, and has survived it all - except once. One of its 12 panels is the subject of one of history’s most tantalizing and bizarre unsolved thefts. It was whisked away 85 years...

Duration:00:21:52

The Stonebreakers by Gustave Courbet

4/29/2019
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The Stonebreakers (1849) is one of the masterpieces of pivotal French Realist Gustave Courbet, an important precursor to Eduourd Manet and the Impressionists. The painting was groundbreaking for its depiction of brutal rural labor and caused a stir around the world when it was exhibited, during the turbulent and revolution-heavy 19th century. Its final resting place, however, was the city of Dresden, Germany. It was destroyed during the city's vicious bombing during World War II - or so it...

Duration:00:21:23

Trailer

4/29/2019
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This is the show trailer for the brand new art history mystery podcast, Vacant Frames. Listen to episode 1 now, subscribe to be notified of all new episodes, and check out the podcast blog at vacantframespodcast.wordpress.com. Follow the show on twitter @VacantFrames.

Duration:00:02:08