50 episodes

Welcome to The Lonely Palette, the podcast that returns art history to the masses, one painting at a time. Each episode, host Tamar Avishai picks a painting du jour, interviews unsuspecting museum visitors in front of it, and then dives deeply into the object, the movement, the social context, and anything and everything else that will make it as neat to you as it is to her. For more information, visit thelonelypalette.com | Twitter @lonelypalette | Instagram @thelonelypalette.

The Lonely Palette Tamar Avishai

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 43 Ratings

Welcome to The Lonely Palette, the podcast that returns art history to the masses, one painting at a time. Each episode, host Tamar Avishai picks a painting du jour, interviews unsuspecting museum visitors in front of it, and then dives deeply into the object, the movement, the social context, and anything and everything else that will make it as neat to you as it is to her. For more information, visit thelonelypalette.com | Twitter @lonelypalette | Instagram @thelonelypalette.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Marino4545 ,

Insightful and Engaging

Over the last year I’ve started to research art history in my spare time; for no other reason than an interest to learn.

I’ve picked up various books on the subject of art and history, leaning more to biographies of the artists and the periods in which they lived and created.

To round out my reading, I recently sought out podcasts—for when reading isn’t an option—and came upon The Lonely Palette.

The Lonely Palette has been great! The episodes are interesting, thought provoking, and educational.

Tamar Avishai (the producer and host) has a great pace to each episode. She is insightful and succinct in her exploration of each piece of art reviewed, and includes details on both artist and the period in which they produced.

I especially love the introductions of each episode; Tamar interviews various museum goers to give their reactions or feelings on the work discussed in the episode.

The interviews purge the insecurity or anxiety we—or at least I—feel when viewing art. Once the feeling of awkwardness of “not getting it” is out of the way, Tamar confidently takes over, filling in details on period and place…it’s wonderful.

Without knowing the relationship of period to artist, viewing art can be disorienting. Tamar’s podcast removes ignorance and replaces it with both appreciation, and a want to learn more.

I’m currently on episode 23, and looking forward to many more to come. Thanks Tamar, your passion is felt in each cast, and it’s much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Tony Marino
Toronto, ON
Canada

Awesomton ,

Excellent resource, captivating listen

I use these podcasts to listen to myself and for playing for my students. The pace and cadence is clear enough that they make a great learning tool but not so much so that they aren't just a great listen too.

melissajayne80 ,

Digging the history

An interesting look at art. Love the history about a piece, not the philosophical aspect.

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