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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. © 2021 Jennifer Dasal // Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @artcuriouspod

ArtCurious Podcast Jennifer Dasal/Art Curious

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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. © 2021 Jennifer Dasal // Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @artcuriouspod

    Episode #78: Cursed Art: Landseer's Man Proposes, God Disposes (Season 9, Episode 2)

    Episode #78: Cursed Art: Landseer's Man Proposes, God Disposes (Season 9, Episode 2)

    In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re continuing with a maddening, and potential murderous, painting by Edwin Landseer, deemed Man Proposes, God Disposes.
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    Episode #77: Cursed Art: The Terracotta Army (Season 9, Episode 1)

    Episode #77: Cursed Art: The Terracotta Army (Season 9, Episode 1)

    In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re beginning with one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the late 20th century: the grand funeral complex of Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, known as the “Terracotta Army.”
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    BONUS: ArtCurious Announcements--New Season, Book Tour, and YOU

    BONUS: ArtCurious Announcements--New Season, Book Tour, and YOU

    Hi everyone! We’ve got a few brief announcements for you. Here’s the quick recap of today’s episode:

    Season 9 is coming on April 19! Subscribe and don’t miss it.

    We’re seeking venues for virtual and in-person events for a (much belated!) book tour. Email me with your suggestions, and/or tag or contact your favorite venue on social media to alert them to your suggestion!

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    Curious Callback--Episode #54: True Crime/Fine Art: Otto Dix and the Plot to Kill Hitler (Season 6, Episode 1)

    Curious Callback--Episode #54: True Crime/Fine Art: Otto Dix and the Plot to Kill Hitler (Season 6, Episode 1)

    Enjoy this month's Curious Callback episode, all about a “degenerate” painter much-hated by Hitler and fingered for his near-murder. Did Otto Dix plot to kill Hitler?
    This is an episode that originally aired on September 30, 2019.
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    Curious Callback-- Episode #48: Shock Art: Eakins' The Gross Clinic (Season 5, Episode 2)

    Curious Callback-- Episode #48: Shock Art: Eakins' The Gross Clinic (Season 5, Episode 2)

    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:" Eakins’ The Gross Clinic.
    This is a callback of our episode from April 15, 2019.
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    Episode #76: Art Auction Audacity-- O'Keeffe's Jimson Weed/White Flower #1 (Season 8, Episode 8)

    Episode #76: Art Auction Audacity-- O'Keeffe's Jimson Weed/White Flower #1 (Season 8, Episode 8)

    In our eighth season, we’re exploring examples of some of the most expensive artworks ever sold at auction considering why they garnered so much money, and discovering their backstories. Today, our season finale: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed/White Flower #1 .
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Ally-Mary ,

Aroha from NZ

Kia ora - Thank you for creating such a wonderful podcast! I’m a high school Art History teacher in New Zealand and your podcast is so inspiring to me with its fresh approach of presentation, impressively researched content and relatability! I adore listening and re-listening to each episode. Can’t wait to read your book!

AliceFennessy ,

The art history pod i always dreamed of

I can't believe I only just discovered this! Jessica's passion for art is contagious. It's so refreshing to hear a curator who is able/willing to try and communicate the fascinating stories of art with audiences outside of the academic realm. Obsessed!

Jaslyn HighExpectationsPodcast ,

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I loved walking around listening to the episode of about Mona Lisa. I had a no idea of all that history and intrigue. Jennifer's delivery of the information is top shelf, listen to this great podcast!!

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