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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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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 a...

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


Announcements from ArtCurious!

7/14/2017
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Hi ArtCurious listeners, I’m so excited to announce that I’m coming back to you with a whole new season of episodes beginning on Monday, July 31st. I’ve loved working on this project and can’t wait to share it with you, so mark your calendars now and be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or the podcatcher of your choice to guarantee that you don’t miss this or any of our future episodes. I also have another exciting opportunity for you. Next month, we will be celebrating our one year...

Duration: 00:01:58


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


CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #3: The Semi-Charmed Life of Elisabeth Vigeé Le Brun

6/5/2017
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This is a rebroadcast of our third episode, which was originally released on September 12, 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. Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, had an image problem: she was seen as frivolous, silly, and out-of-touch. In order to combat her poor press, the royal court...

Duration: 00:47:08


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


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

3/16/2017
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A few months ago, I began looking into occurrences of art vandalism-- the purposeful destruction or harm of works of art that have occurred consistently, especially throughout the 20th century. As I read up, I saw that most of these events were one-offs: single moments where one person made a rash and ridiculous choice to lash out at a particular work of art. But then, I began to notice one name popping up over and over again- a German man who, over his lifetime, damaged over fifty works...

Duration: 00:26:11


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

2/27/2017
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How many know that the inventor of the telegraph and co-creator of Morse code--Samuel F. B. Morse-- was a successful artist, too? And crazily enough, one of his paintings in particular, foreshadowed his interest in communication tools, providing the impetus for revolutionizing communication--and, indeed, the world as we know it. Listen in for details on Morse's masterpiece, Gallery of the Louvre. // Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show—we can’t thank you enough! Check our website for...

Duration: 00:27:39

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