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Join art historian Jo McLaughlin as she delves into the wonderful world of art history in a fun and accessible way

Jo’s aim is to begin breaking down the elitism which surrounds the subject of art history and believes in order to do so, it’s important to create a space where everyone from all walks of life have the opportunity to talk about art that is meaningful to them; as let’s face it, if you are passionate about something, you are going to be good at talking about it!

Painting, sculpture, architecture, jewellery, ceramics, design – no subject is off-limits on Jo’s Art History Podcast.

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Join art historian Jo McLaughlin as she delves into the wonderful world of art history in a fun and accessible way

Jo’s aim is to begin breaking down the elitism which surrounds the subject of art history and believes in order to do so, it’s important to create a space where everyone from all walks of life have the opportunity to talk about art that is meaningful to them; as let’s face it, if you are passionate about something, you are going to be good at talking about it!

Painting, sculpture, architecture, jewellery, ceramics, design – no subject is off-limits on Jo’s Art History Podcast.

    Larry Gagosian. Art of The Deal - Part 5

    Larry Gagosian. Art of The Deal - Part 5

    Welcome back to PART 5 of my series ‘Art of the Deal’ and the final episode of Season 3.

    This time I'm taking you on a whistle-stop tour of the life of contemporary mega dealer Larry Gagosian.



    Larry Gagosian, best known as the founder and owner of Gagosian Gallery, a now chain of 19 galleries and spaces across the world, is arguably one of the greatest living dealers ever to grace the art world .



    In this episode I discuss Gagosian’s humble beginnings, his venture into the art world and a rise within in industry which is nothing short of sensational.



    Enjoy!!



    Thank you so much to everyone who has listened to the podcast. 

    We’ll be back soon after a short and well deserved break!



    Links to resources used:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Gagosian

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/larry-gagosian-board-succession-11668624005

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/16/larry-gagosian-announces-new-board-of-directors-including-lvmh-director-delphine-arnault-and-actor-sofia-coppola

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/07/31/larry-gagosian-profile

    https://www.ft.com/content/eefe7a73-7798-4e56-b8f9-70c35a9e68e9



    Host:

    Jo McLaughlin

    Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/⁠

    Website: ⁠https://www.josarthistory.com/podcast

    • 4 min
    Art Medals with Elliot Birt

    Art Medals with Elliot Birt

    Hello and welcome back. This week we have a great episode all about the history of Art Medals with British artist (and medal designer) Elliot Birt.



    Art medals and artists whom design medals is certainly an unusual topic / medium of sculpture but a completely facinating one. Of there many benefits, they are also an incredibly accessible way to collect small scale sculptures.



    Join Elliot and myself as we discuss the ins and outs of art medals, key artists who have worked in the medium and how it continues to this day!



    Guest

    Elliot Birt



    Host:

    Jo McLaughlin

    Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/⁠⁠

    Website: ⁠⁠https://www.josarthistory.com/podcast⁠⁠

    Email: ⁠⁠josarthistory@gmail.com⁠⁠



    Please support the podcast by buying me a book from my Amazon Wishlist - this will go towards future episodes of the podcast:



    https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/FZ1XZKILJJCJ?ref_=wl_sha

    • 58 min
    Gustav Metzger with Phil Barton

    Gustav Metzger with Phil Barton

    Hello and welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast. Today I’m joined by artist Phil Barton to discuss the groundbreaking artist Gustave Metzger.



    A pioneer of protest and political art activism, Metzger developed the concept of ⁠Auto-Destructive Art⁠ and the ⁠Art Strike⁠. He went on to forge a career which saw retrospectives held at TATE and The Serpentine Gallery.



    Metzger is an artist I had not come across and found endlessly fascinating as my conversation with Phil went on. It’s an episode not to be missed. Thank you so much to Phil for being such a brilliant guest.



    Links

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ONHWuusyA



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ioYs20rnL8



    Auto Destructive Art: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto-destructive_art



    Artist Overview: https://www.jewthink.org/2021/05/18/the-auto-destructive-creative-world-of-gustav-metzger/



    Exhibition: https://benuri.org/video/144/



    GuardianArticle: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/nov/26/gustav-metzger-null-object-robot



    Remember Nature: https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/whats-on/remember-nature/



    Phil Barton 

    Website: https://philbartonartist.c4cp.net/project/day-of-action-to-remember-nature/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philbxyz/



    https://philbartonartist.c4cp.net/project/day-of-action-to-remember-nature/

    • 44 min
    Fauvism with Loïs Cordelia

    Fauvism with Loïs Cordelia

    Hello and welcome back this week we are talking all thing Faves and Fauvism with British artist Loïs Cordelia. 



    Fauvism  is a style of painting and an art movement that emerged in France at the beginning of the 20th century. It was the style of les Fauves (French for the wild beasts), a group of modern artists whose works emphasised painterly qualities and strong colour over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism.



    Guest

    Loïs Cordelia (she/her)

    - Community Artist, Speed-Painter, Paper-cut Artist, Demonstrator



    Website: www.LoisCordelia.com

    Instagram: @loiscordelia



    Host:

    Jo McLaughlin

    Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/⁠⁠

    Website: ⁠⁠https://www.josarthistory.com/podcast⁠⁠

    Email: ⁠⁠josarthistory@gmail.com⁠⁠



    Please support the podcast by buying me a book from my Amazon Wishlist - this will go towards future episodes of the podcast:



    https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/FZ1XZKILJJCJ?ref_=wl_shar

    • 53 min
    Surrealism with Rosalynd Byass

    Surrealism with Rosalynd Byass

    Hello and welcome back! This week I'm joined by British Surrealist artist Rosalynd Byass to discuss Surrealism and how important the genre is as a way of exploring and expressing mental health.

    Enjoy!



    Videos Introducing Surrealism

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP2JS4vDvNc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH1uXlm9qoQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtXjirMWpmE

    This is excellent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp2PRA0qaD4

    https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/dada-and-surrealism/xdc974a79:surrealism/a/surrealism-and-psychoanalysis#:~:text=They%20were%20interested%20in%20the,healing%20neurosis%20through%20psychoanalytic%20therapy.&text=In%20fact%2C%20the%20Surrealists%20celebrated,by%20patients%20in%20mental%20hospitals.

    https://artflorentyna.com/the-healing-power-of-surrealist-art-enhancing-mental-health-through-imaginative-expression/

    https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-dark-side-surrealism-exploited-womens-hysteria

    https://www.theartstory.org/movement/surrealism/



    Guest

    Rosalynd Byass

    https://surrealrosalynd.wixsite.com/rosalyndbyass/contact

    https://www.instagram.com/surreal_rosalynd/



    Want to connect?

    Email: ⁠⁠josarthistory@gmail.com⁠⁠

    Instagram: @josarthistory

    • 58 min
    Fred Cuming with Emma Hoten

    Fred Cuming with Emma Hoten

    Hello and welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast. This week I speak to artist Emma Hoten about the British Landscape painter, Fred  Cuming RA.



    Fred is an artist I knew nothing about and, as I admit in the episode, would never really have paid attention to. But Emma’s passion for Fred’s work is infectious and I loved recording this episode with her.



    It not only taught me about a British Landscape artist but it showed me that I too, pigeon hole the art I look at and make assumptions. It's always nice to broaden your horizons - no pun intended.  I hope you enjoy.



    Fred Links:

    RA Video - shared on Rye Society of arts:

    https://ryesocietyofartists.co.uk/artist/fred-cuming/

    Artist Website: https://fredcuming.com/

    RA: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/frederick-cuming-r-a



    Available works to buy: https://www.thompsonsgallery.co.uk/artists/171-fred-cuming-ra/works/68818-fred-cuming-ra-hastings-pier/



    Fred’s love of Sketching: https://adrianalifeandart.wordpress.com/category/fred-cuming-ra/



    https://ryesocietyofartists.co.uk/artist/fred-cuming/

    Obituary

    https://www.ryenews.org.uk/news/fred-cuming-ra-obituary



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fred_cuming_ra/





    Want to connect?

    Email: ⁠josarthistory@gmail.com⁠

    Instagram: @josarthistory



    Guest: Emma Hoten

    Website is www.emhotenart.com

    Insta is @emhotenart

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Jimjam903 ,

Engaging and informative!

Jo's enthusiasm for art history is palpable, and she has a great mission to make art history accessible to all. She approaches the subject with an open mind and speaks in a way that is engaging and easy to understand.

I appreciate her efforts to combat the snobbery often associated with art, encouraging everyone to appreciate and explore art in their own way. I highly recommend her podcast to anyone looking to learn more about art history.

Hokeykokey ,

Easy listening and very informative

Someone else in a review mentioned the conversational style and I agree. I find these very interesting and straightforward. Really good

stacysea ,

Loved every episode.

Having found a bit more time for learning more about art history, I have found this podcast so insightful. The range of topics is interesting plus some very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guests from lots of different genres. Jo is really engaging. She’s got a style which feels really inclusive, friendly warm and welcoming. I’d really recommend this for anyone who is missing trips to museums and galleries and wants to learn more about a range of art and it’s role in history.

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