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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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Episode #28: The Ghost Army (Season 2, Episode 8)

11/13/2017
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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! 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...

Duration: 00:25:52


Episode #27: CURIOUS CALLBACK: What Happened to the Amber Room? (UPDATED Episode #8)

10/30/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:50:24


Episode #26: Hitler's Führermuseum (Season 2, Episode 6)

10/16/2017
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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! One of the reasons that I decided to center this second season of the ArtCurious Podcast around art and World War Two is that there are so many different stories that we can tell about how art and war intersect-- especially and most critically during this war to end all wars. As I discussed in episode #21, the first of the season, it may seem on the surface...

Duration: 00:26:04


Episode #25: The Draft, Doctrine, and The Duck (Season 2, Episode 5)

9/25/2017
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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! When I was a kid growing up in the 1980s, one of my favorite things to do was watch old Mickey Mouse cartoons-- I loved seeing Mickey interact with Pluto and Goofy, and could probably have watched hours of these cartoons, if you let me. But one character especially stood out for me, and quickly became my favorite-- I loved the scrappy and grumpy Donald Duck....

Duration: 00:28:36


Episode #24: American Propaganda Posters of WWII (Season 2, Episode 4)

9/11/2017
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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! If I was to choose the single most recognizable figure from World War Two for an average American to identify, I would ask you to picture a brunette with an arched eyebrow, her hair tied up neatly in a red-and-white polka-dot kerchief, flexing her right arm, baring her bicep, and fiercely making eye contact with the viewer. The words “We can do it!” blare in...

Duration: 00:28:09


Episode #23: Combat Artists of WWII (Season 2, Episode 3)

8/28/2017
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Today's episode is brought to you by Audible - get a FREE audiobook download and 30 day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/artcurious. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player. 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....

Duration: 00:24:44


Episode #22: Hitler the (Failed) Artist (Season 2, Episode 2)

8/14/2017
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This episode is sponsored by 80Fresh: Get 20% off of your first order by using the code "ARTCURIOUS" here. This episode is also sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial here. Thank you for supporting our show! Please note that some might find this episode offensive. I discuss Adolf Hitler as a person and have opted to show images of his artworks here. Note that by no means do I condone Hitler as a person, but I simply choose to place his interest in art...

Duration: 00:26:50


BONUS EPISODE: Happy Birthday, ArtCurious Podcast!

8/10/2017
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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! Bonus images referred to in this episode: Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, Guernica, from 1937: Artist unknown...

Duration: 00:26:46


Episode #21: Season Prologue- The Relationship Between Art and War (Season 2, Episode 1)

7/31/2017
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This episode is sponsored by 80Fresh: Get 20% off of your first order by using the code "ARTCURIOUS" here. This episode is also sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook download and a free 30-day trial here. Thank you for supporting our show! 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: the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, China, Japan,...

Duration: 00:20:54


CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #5: Death and Disaster, Warhol and Weegee

6/19/2017
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This is a rebroadcast of our fifth episode, which was originally released on October 13, 2016. Subscribe now to the podcast so that you don't miss our new episodes beginning in late July. This episode is sponsored by 80Fresh: Tasty. Healthy. Simple. Get 20% off of your first order by using the code "ARTCURIOUS" here. Death has always been a part of art history. That's one of the beautiful things about art-- it can detail and document and celebrate every facet of our existence. And so...

Duration: 00:44:57


Episode #20: Sofonisba Anguissola: Great (Woman) Artist

5/22/2017
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This episode is sponsored by 80Fresh: Tasty. Healthy. Simple. Get 20% off of your first order by using the code "ARTCURIOUS" here. 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...

Duration: 00:27:01


Episode #19: Conservation and Controversy

5/8/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:24:13


Episode #18: Diagnosis: Art History

4/24/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:25:05


Episode #14: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre

4/17/2017
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Episode #14: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre by Jennifer Dasal

Duration: 00:27:39


Episode #16: The Muse

4/17/2017
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Episode #16: The Muse by Jennifer Dasal

Duration: 00:20:02


Episode #15: Hans-Joachim Bohlmann and Serial Art Vandalism

4/17/2017
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Episode #15: Hans-Joachim Bohlmann and Serial Art Vandalism by Jennifer Dasal

Duration: 00:26:11


ArtCurious Podcast #11: Art Attack

4/17/2017
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ArtCurious Podcast #11: Art Attack by Jennifer Dasal

Duration: 00:24:18


Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Murdererd?

4/17/2017
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Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Murdererd? by Jennifer Dasal

Duration: 00:51:36


Episode #17: The Casino of the Spirits

4/10/2017
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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....

Duration: 00:26:26


Episode #16: The Muse

3/27/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:20:02

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