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Join art historian Jo McLaughlin as she delves into the wonderful world of art history in a different 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 different 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.

    35. Georgia O’Keeffe with Joanne Oatts

    35. Georgia O’Keeffe with Joanne Oatts

    It’s the final episode of season one! 

    Yes, after 35 weeks of non-stop art history content, I thought now would be the perfect time to round off season one is style - and I promise we are going out on a high!

    On today’s episode I sit down with artist and art historian Joanne Oatts to discuss one of Art History’s most iconic female artists - Georgia O’Keeffe!

    O’Keeffe is one of those artists who was all too quickly pigeon holed as a creative who solely painted flowers and that contained highly sexualised undertones. I am happy to report however she is far more than that! Thanks to an continued effort of art historians around the world, as well as a blockbuster exhibition at the Tate Modern in 2016 O’Keeffe’s outpour has been rightly reevaluated showing the artist in all her glory.

    Joanne a.k.a. Jo takes us on a whistle stop tour of some of O’Keeffe’s outpour and we discuss 5 works which highlight the varied creative developments of the artist’s life.

    O’Keeffe was an absolute powerhouse. Not only as an artist but as a woman and I can think of no better artists to round off season one of the Jo’s Art History Podcast with.

    Sit back and relax as Jo and I discuss the amazing Georgia O’Keeffe.

    Guest:

    Joanne Oatts

    Website: https://www.jroattsart.com/collection-horizons

    http://joanneoatts.com/

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

    The Outvertising Podcast: https://www.outvertising.org/podcast

    Host:

    Jo McLaughlin

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

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/?hl=en



    Further Reading

    Whitney Museum: https://whitney.org/artists/962

    Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: https://collections.okeeffemuseum.org/

    New Mexico Landscape with O’Keeffe: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/articles/new-mexico-landscapes-that-inspired-georgia-okeeffe/

    New Yorker Interview: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1974/03/04/the-rose-in-the-eye-looked-pretty-fine



    Great Introduction Videos:

    The Art History School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNonjbHI1Cw

    O’Keeffe at Tate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h14j6GKFf60

    M2M - Great interview with the artist herself! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCwwttOl5og

    • 46 min
    34. The Barbican - Living in an Architectural Experiment with Gaby and Howard of GreyScape

    34. The Barbican - Living in an Architectural Experiment with Gaby and Howard of GreyScape

    Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast!

    It’s episode 34 and the penultimate episode of season one and today, I have something really special for you all!

    As some of you may remember my second episode of the Jo’s Art history Podcast was all about The Barbican, the incredible brutalist social housing estate in London which people either love or love hate.

    If you have listened to the episode, you will know I love the barbican and everything it stands for, so I was beyond delighted when the brilliant Gaby and Howard who live in the Barbican got in touch to suggest an episode offering an insider’s view of living there!

    Which is exactly what this episode is!

    Gaby and Howard offer a unique inside look into living in an architectural experiment, the changing perception of the Barbican throughout their history of living there and how this amazing building has kicked started GreyScape, their online site which celebrates and discusses all things Brutalist architecture and the amazing ‘concrete community’ this has now formed over the last 4 years!

    This is a really special conversation where Gaby and Howard talk openly about the ever evolving opinion and interactions about the Barbican and how the city and it’s opinion of the estate has evolved, why Brutalist architecture gets a bad name and suggest why it is so important to look again at these buildings and what they tell us about the time periods in which they were built.

    Thank you so much to Gaby and Howard. It was a privilege.

    Enjoy everyone - this one is special.

    J x

    Guests:

    Gaby & Howard of GreyScape

    Website: https://www.greyscape.com

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

    The Barbican: https://www.barbican.org.uk

    • 59 min
    33. Going Back To Museums & Galleries After Covid-19

    33. Going Back To Museums & Galleries After Covid-19

    Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast!

    It’s episode 33 and this week I discuss museums and galleries being open once again after a new lifting of restrictions in the UK.

    As a lover of art I was straight out the door and back in museums, but after reading in the paper there was still a large divide of people feeling comfortable in these spaces, I thought I would offer my thoughts and experience of how I have found being back in the art world since restrictions have lifted.

    I talk personal experiences in the art world, why I felt very safe in the museums I have visited and offer up a few tips and tricks for those who may not be comfortable being back in large institutions yet, but would still very much like to see some art.

    If you have any tips yourself, I would love you to share them!

    Makes sure to follow me on Instagram: @josarthistory

    And check out my website: www.josarthistory.com

    • 26 min
    32. Harry Beck: The Man who Designed the London Underground Map!!

    32. Harry Beck: The Man who Designed the London Underground Map!!

    Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast!

    It’s episode - and this week I sit down with the brilliant Graphic designer Tilly Haley to discuss one of the WORLDS (not just the UK’s) greatest designs!

    THE LONDON UNDERGROUND MAP!

    Although the London Underground opened in the 1860s and it probably worthy of a podcast episode it itself - it is the London Underground Tube Map which is taking centre stage today. Although it had several maps designs during its long duration of operation, the map we use today has been developed from an original design Harry (Henry) Beck. What is even more interesting is Beck was not a designer - but an engineer who worked for the underground and designed his map in his own time.

    Although originally knocked back as ‘too radical’, Beck persisted his design would revolutionise how people used the underground - and he wasn’t half spot on!!

    Tilly talks us through the design developments of the underground map before, during and after Beck’s time and we celebrate the legacy of this incredible man who single handedly

    It isn’t all sunshine and daisies here though - like any good story there are of course a few villains thrown it!

    This is a brilliant chat about one of the world’s most iconic maps, which really, isn’t a map at all!

    Intrigued?

    Listen to discover all!!

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    Henry (Harry) Beck: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Beck

    https://www.openculture.com/2018/04/the-genius-of-harry-becks-1933-london-tube-map.html

    History of the London Underground Video I mention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA9g7fDWnok

    https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/about-tfl/culture-and-heritage/londons-transport-a-history/london-underground/a-brief-history-of-the-underground

    Hutchinson’s Blog Post we mention:

    https://bryarsandbryars.co.uk/man-who-sacked-harry-beck-rethinking-harold-hutchison/

    London Transport Museum Archive:https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/maps/item/1980-393

    London 2021 Silver Poster Medals Poster: https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/london-2012-silver-medals-poster-33153

    • 1 hr 7 min
    31. Caravaggio with Jeff Musser

    31. Caravaggio with Jeff Musser

    Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast!

    It’s episode 31 and this week I sat down with contemporary artist Jeff Musser to discuss 3 incredible works by the ORIGINAL art world bad boy Caravaggio.

    Born in Milan in 1571 to humble beginnings, Caravaggio went onto ROCK the art world with his incredible handling of light, perception and people within his depictions. He is one of those artists whose work looks so real, you can almost feel the pain and ecstasy of the people he depicts in his works.

    Jeff talks to us about three lesser discussed works by Caravaggio which hold a significant importance to him. These are:

    The Crucifixion Of Saint Peter

    The Conversion Of Saint Paul

    The Madonna Of The Pilgrims

    Jeff’s passion and love for Caravaggio is immediately evident and my mind is still blown away at how brilliant this chat was.

    I would seriously recommend you look up the three works we talk about as no matter how much Jeff and I try and describe how amazing they are - it is not as good as getting a sense for them yourself.

    Sit back, relax and enjoy! This episode is something special!

    Guest info:

    Jeff Musser

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeff.musser.art/

    Website: http://www.jeffmusser.com/



    Further reading:

    https://www.haberarts.com/caravag2.htm

    nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/michelangelo-merisi-da-caravaggio

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Calling_of_St_Matthew_(Caravaggio)

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

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucifixion_of_Saint_Peter_(Caravaggio)#:~:text=The%20painting%20depicts%20the%20martyrdom,same%20manner%20as%20Jesus%20Christ.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    30. Art and Curation In The Time of Covid-19 in Latin America with Gisselle Girón.

    30. Art and Curation In The Time of Covid-19 in Latin America with Gisselle Girón.

    Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast.

    It’s episode 30 and in today’s episode we are taking you online to look at a selection of Latin American artists and their response to making during the Covid-19 crisis with the help of my guest, curator and art historian, Gisselle Girón.

    Gisselle works between the UK and Peru and takes us on a whistle stop tour of 5 examples of Latin American Artists who have rejected the traditional display paths - such as museums and galleries in favour of online, virtual platforms.

    Gisselle speaks so beautifully and passionately about the importance of breaking down traditional viewing perceptions, why the internet is a tool to make art accessible and just how we can all become patrons to contemporary artists living and working today.

    It’s a long episode at 1 hour and a half but I was so in awe of Giselle who makes some really brilliant points throughout the episode it did not feel right to edit it down to 1 hour!

    Stick the kettle on, sit back and enjoy - it is a brilliant episode!

    J x

    Guest Details:

    My website: https://gissellegiron.com/

    My email: gisselle.giron@gmail.com

    Gisselle Girón (Lima) is a curator and art historian working between the UK and Peru. She has been part of the collective processes behind the digital platform Gifggenheim and the working office Oficina M20 - Hotel Savoy. She recently curated the digital exhibition "Maldita Primavera" for Abrir Galería, the solo exhibition "Voces Familiares, un jardín, un dron, el ajedrez y una canción" by Elena Tejada-Herrera, and has been steward of the project "DAFFPDSE: Diagrama Arqueológico del Futuro en Flujo: Plastic Dreams -Sueños de Esponja" by Marisabel Arias. On her website you can find all the gossip and details about her work, as well as songs, memes and other recommendations to keep on living: https://gissellegiron.com/



    Links to Artwork


    Kathryn Paucar's website: https://kathrynpaucar.hotglue.me/

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


    Obras de Arte Comentadas

    https://www.instagram.com/obrasdeartecomentadas/

    Website: https://obrasdeartecomentadas.com/cursos/

    Obras de Arte Comentadas' Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/obrasdeartecomentadas/posts

    3. Bexpo 8's Discord invite: https://discord.com/invite/Qb7A8gA

    Platform Discord: https://discord.com

    4. Dani de la Torre:

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DanidelaTower

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

    5.

    https://www.instagram.com/oh.no.lulu/

    Luciana Ponte's project "Lalulula.tv": https://lalulula.tv/

    Project: https://casaequis.com/

    Luciana Ponte's "No NTIEN2 XQ T KIERO": https://hubs.mozilla.com/WpxZNJF/no-ntien2-xq-t-kiero/?

    • 1 hr 33 min

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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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Brilliantly insightful

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Fantastic material. I can’t wait to learn more!

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On episode 2 and I love the conversational style of this podcast, it has also brought my attention to works and places that I would not be likely to come across otherwise which I love.

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