An irreverent, inclusive, and palatable serving of Art History, brought to you by artists and art historian Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker.
They cover the famous artists you may have slept through during your Art History lectures, and the ones that were left out because of their ethnicity, gender, race, or sexual identity.
With an unconventional zest, they look back at the best and worst that Art History has to offer.
Utensils provided through Art Assignments and the Art Slice Pantry where listeners get a taste of the art medium discussed in each episode.
It’s an unpretentious, goofy romp through Art History so join them for your weekly slice of Art History!
All of the images we discuss can be found at artslicepod.com or @artslicepod on instagram.
05 - Las Tres Witches (Part 1) - Leonora Carrington, Kati Horna, and Remedios Varo
In your serving of Art History this week, Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker introduce the fascinating lives of The Three Witches aka Remedios Varo, Kati Horna and Leonora Carrington.
All images for this episode can be found on Instagram @artslicepod or artslicepod.com
We discuss the war, heartbreak and trauma that brought these powerful female artists together in Mexico City, world’s away from their native Europe. Topics include: cassette covers, Bayer aspirin, 1940s Mexico City, running from Nazis (again), debutante balls, lots of hyenas, a J. Crew sock and tequila.
Our Art Pantry Quickie of the week is Gouache.
Our Art Quickie Politicky entry of the week is Anarchy
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04 - WTFlag? - Jasper Johns - Three Flags - 1960
Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker discuss Three Flags; a drawing from 1960 based on a sculptural painting by the same name from 1958.
Our Art Pantry entry of the week is Encaustic.
Our Art Assignment is to make your own personal flag.
In this episode, we discuss Jasper John’s disruption of the 1950’s post war New York art scene. Topics include: Prodigal Stephanie’s return to grey, Peach Cobbler seduction, Abstract Expressionism’s appeal to a changing America, Robert Rauschenberg’s bird like wing, day dreaming about going on amazing journeys while looking at boring art, ‘scribbins,' and WTF flags mean to us.
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03 - Three Disturbing Presents - Edvard Munch, The Scream / Remedios Varo, A Disturbing Presence
Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker save a Demon Reindeer from Christmas cheer. To do so they cover not one but two spooky artworks: The Scream, a 1893 painting by Edvard Munch and A Disturbing Presence, a painting by a lesser known artist, Remedios Varo from 1959.
Our Art Pantry quickie of the week is Tempera.
And we have no Art Assignment this week since we were too busy saving our Demon Reindeer friend.
In Part One, we discuss Edvard Munch’s troubled upbringing, the start of expressionism, the Bad Boys of Post-Impressionism Painting, Steve Painttube, and we try not to throw our pitchforks at The Scream. In Part Two, Stephanie is interrupted by A Disturbing Presence 1959, we discuss toxic chair relationships, witchy science, and the bad girl behavior that made her too hot for Art History to handle.
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02 - Yogafied - Martin Wong - Attorney Street (Handball Court With Autobiographical Poem By Piñero)
Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker discuss Attorney Street (Handball Court with Autobiographical Poem by Piñero); a language packed and illustrative painting of 80’s era Lower East Side by a lesser known artist, Martin Wong, from 1984.
In this episode, we discuss Martin Wong’s time in, and inspiration from, the crumbling New York of the 1980s. Topics include: Boutique Yoga Studios and a multitude of Jerry Seinfelds over running NYC throughout the decades. Hey Arnold. BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists thumbing their noses at the conventional art genres. The first ever Graffiti museum. Wong’s short life and interest in the people around him. And some groans for the Supreme x Martin Wong collection.
Episode 01 - That Haystack Feelin' - Wassily Kandinsky 'Dominant Curve' 1936
Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker, your artist sherpas, answer all of your itching syphilis-ridden questions and discuss Dominant Curve; a vibrant, athletic, and abstract painting by Wassily Kandinsky from 1936.
Our Art Pantry entry of the week is Oil Paint.
Our Art Assignment is to make an abstract composition, with whatever materials you have (including your cat), based on an instrumental musical composition.
In this episode, we discuss what this podcast is all about. Topics include: Was Kandinsky a low-key cult leader? What is the Bow Wow Haus? Positive vibes and finding that Haystack Feelin’ in the face of a global pandemic, Turkish Airlines’ ridiculously cramped seats, the best pizza in Florence, and of course, the art: A really fantastic painting by Wassily Kandinsky.
Episode 00 - Art Slice: A Palatable Serving of Art History
Introducing a new weekly podcast, Art Slice: A Palatable Serving of Art History
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Came for Kandinsky, stayed for Stephanie and Russell.
Not banal or pretentious like so many other art history podcasts, thank god. Would totally recommend to someone looking for good information in an actually enjoyable and digestible format with real human beings for hosts.
I’ve tried many many many many art history podcasts (art history major) out and I usually can’t get through a single episode. That’s because (apart from ArtCurios) they all just end up feeling like lectures. No matter how you spice them up lectures do not translate to the audio medium of podcasting. And I love art lectures.
Art Slice is different. I look forward to it like I look forward to all my favorite podcasts. It’s legit entertaining. It’s legit hilarious. Even my boyfriend who has no interest in art binged it with me.
My only gripe is that they don’t release on a regular day! I have to refresh my feed 😂
Art History enthusiast
Randomly searched for art history podcasts, and I found this podcast. Very intriguing and stimulating podcast.