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Think art history is boring? Think again. It's weird, funny, mysterious, enthralling, and liberating. Join us as we cover the strangest stories in art. Is the Mona Lisa fake? Did Van Gogh actually kill himself? And why were the Impressionists so great? Subscribe to us here, and follow us at www.artcuriouspodcast.com for further information and fun extras. © 2020 Jennifer Dasal // Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @artcuriouspod

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Think art history is boring? Think again. It's weird, funny, mysterious, enthralling, and liberating. Join us as we cover the strangest stories in art. Is the Mona Lisa fake? Did Van Gogh actually kill himself? And why were the Impressionists so great? Subscribe to us here, and follow us at www.artcuriouspodcast.com for further information and fun extras. © 2020 Jennifer Dasal // Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @artcuriouspod

    Episode #61: The Coolest Artists You Don't Know--Angelica Kauffman (Season 7, Episode 1)

    Episode #61: The Coolest Artists You Don't Know--Angelica Kauffman (Season 7, Episode 1)

    For most Americans, there’s a list of arts that they might be able to rattle off if pressed to name them off the top of their heads. Picasso. Michelangelo. Leonardo da Vinci. Name recognition does go a long way, but such lists also highlight what many of us don’t know-- a huge treasure trove of talented artists from decades or centuries past that might not be household names, but still have created incredible additions to the story of art. It’s not a surprise that many of these individuals represent the more diverse side of things, too-- women, people of color, different spheres of the social or sexual spectrum.
    This season on the ArtCurious podcast, we’re covering the coolest artists you don’t know. This week: Angelica Kauffman.
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    • 25 min
    CURIOUS CALLBACK Episode #51: Shock Art: Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa (Season 5, Episode 5)

    CURIOUS CALLBACK Episode #51: Shock Art: Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa (Season 5, Episode 5)

    Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago.
    Today's work of "shock art:" Gericault’s The Raft of the Medusa.
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    • 26 min
    CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #44, Shock Art: Goya's Saturn Devouring His Son (Season 4, Episode 5)

    CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #44, Shock Art: Goya's Saturn Devouring His Son (Season 4, Episode 5)

    Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago.
    Today's work of "shock art:" Goya's Saturn Devouring His Son.
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    • 20 min
    CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #36: Rivals- Turner vs. Constable (Season 3, Episode 5)

    CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #36: Rivals- Turner vs. Constable (Season 3, Episode 5)

    In 19th century England, landscape painting transitioned into being something lovely and comparatively calm, and transformed into a personal and stylistic battleground. Landscape: pristine and idealized, or rough, ready, and turbulent? Which one would better express the heart of 19th century British painting?
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    • 32 min
    Episode #60: True Crime/Fine Art: Man Ray and the Black Dahlia Connection

    Episode #60: True Crime/Fine Art: Man Ray and the Black Dahlia Connection

    This season we’re learning that true crime and art history are two genres that have smashed together with some fascinating results. Today’s show: it’s our season finale, and this is the story we have been DYING (sorry) to tell you. Did Man Ray inspire the infamous (and infamously unsolved) Black Dahlia murder?
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    • 34 min
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    In Wondery's new series Bad Batch, host Laura Beil (Dr. Death) investigates the multi-billion dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where greed and desperation collide. When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when a supposed miracle cure leaves you worse off than before? Listen to Bad Batch at wondery.fm/BadBatchArtCurious.
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    • 6 min

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