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The rowdy, comedic, heart touching Art History podcast you didn't know you needed.

Brought to you by visual artists and Art Historian Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker. We cover Art History in a totally different way - without all the gatekeeping, privilege, and that cognitive fog called ‘art speaking’.

We dig into the famous artists you may have slept through during your Art History lectures, and the ones that have been left out.

Follow along with the images we discuss at artslicepod.com or @artslicepod on Instagram.

Get bonus content and support the show at http://www.patreon.com/artslicepod

Art Slice - A Palatable Serving of Art History Stephanie Dueñas & Russell Shoemaker / Art Slice

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    • 4.8 • 123 Ratings

The rowdy, comedic, heart touching Art History podcast you didn't know you needed.

Brought to you by visual artists and Art Historian Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker. We cover Art History in a totally different way - without all the gatekeeping, privilege, and that cognitive fog called ‘art speaking’.

We dig into the famous artists you may have slept through during your Art History lectures, and the ones that have been left out.

Follow along with the images we discuss at artslicepod.com or @artslicepod on Instagram.

Get bonus content and support the show at http://www.patreon.com/artslicepod

    Black - Art Slice Museum Laboratories Division of Color Theory and Color Studies

    Black - Art Slice Museum Laboratories Division of Color Theory and Color Studies

    For its fourth installment, the Art Slice Museum Laboratories Division of Color (not a color) Theory and Color Studies presents . . . BLACK.
    Join us as we discuss a brief history of the color BLACK beginning with how scientifically, it’s ‘a color not a color’ then onto the pigments and its utilization by artists since prehistoric times, through the Renaissance, Post-Impressionism until today which includes some artist feuds involving the blackest man-made pigment ever*. And lastly, we also dig into our associations with BLACK - which ranged from infiniteness, dominatrixes, faded black clothing, and monsters - through data compiled by the Art Slice Pantrémon from clinical participants.

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    W1D1 is a tool to relax, snap out of the routine and sharpen your creative skills with daily creative challenges.
     
    We walk in the footsteps of famous artists and photographers.
    Use century-old techniques to learn to work with colours, shapes, and feelings. We dive into the historical roots of our visual cultures and get to enjoy modern art.
     
    W1D1 is for everyone – not only for designers or photographers. Instead of lectures, we give you quick exercises to help you to be brave and deliver your creative ideas no matter what. 
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    Was the famous sculptor Carl Andre involved in the death of his up-and-coming artist wife Ana Mendieta? For over 35 years, accusations of murder shrouded one of the art world’s most storied couples.
    Check out the latest ART HISTORY TRUE CRIME, Death of an Artist - from Pushkin. https://www.pushkin.fm/podcasts/death-of-an-artist
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    Was the famous sculptor Carl Andre involved in the death of his up-and-coming artist wife Ana Mendieta? For over 35 years, accusations of murder shrouded one of the art world’s most storied couples.
    Check out the latest ART HISTORY TRUE CRIME, Death of an Artist - from Pushkin. https://www.pushkin.fm/podcasts/death-of-an-artist
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    Why is there something rather than nothing? Something Rather Than Nothing is a philosophical and psychological exploration into the act of creation.
    https://somethingratherthannothing.podbean.com/
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    The song featured in this episode was “I need to do it to be alive” by Soft and Furious from the album Diving in the Self which is one of a hundred incredible songs by Rrrrrose of Loyalty Freak Music. Support Rrrrrose’s mission to create queer, free music against Capitalism and Fascism on Patreon. Consider supporting their work!
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    2nd Slice Teaser - Dorothea Tanning's Prismatic Works

    2nd Slice Teaser - Dorothea Tanning's Prismatic Works

    In this Second Slice of Art History, we dig into the lesser known Dorothea Tanning work - her prismatic or insomnia works from the 1950s. To get access to this episode and support Art Slice, head on over to:
    www.patreon.com/artslicepod

    MUSIC: Scanglobe - Undulation (Remix) 

    We are just gonna say it: August...absolutely... kicked our butts.
    It’s like when you're creating something, it doesn't quite turn out how you want it to - like that painting in the studio that you just can't look at anymore because you've struggled so much with it - you just have to put it away for a while and come back to it.
     . . . So we did. It was especially disappointing because we had such high hopes for August.
    However, things are in the upswing - we will have a full serving and a Color Theory episode in the next few weeks. 
    In the meantime, here is a Patreon exclusive we managed to put together from a segment we just couldn't fit into a full episode...on Dorothea Tanning's time in Sedona Arizona, and the prismatic-abstract-but-not-that-abstract work she made as a result of her time there (which we LOVE).
    Anyway, we're going to try and enjoy what’s left of August...which is…*checks calendar* … OH GOD.
    ...we'd love to know what you thought about Dorothea's prismatic works as well... let us know! 


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    • 2 min
    2nd Slice Teaser - Wassily Kandinsky - Comet / Night Rider (1900)

    2nd Slice Teaser - Wassily Kandinsky - Comet / Night Rider (1900)

    In this Second Slice of Art History, we dig into a very early work of Wassily Kandinsky’s ‘Comet (aka Night Rider)’ from 1910, and discuss how it bookends (burger buns) his late period work perfectly. We also, share some of OUR earliest work… you can support this show, get access to this episode and other bonus material all at:
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    Buon Appetito! 


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    • 1 min
    Fluorescent Yellow - Art Slice Museum Laboratories Division of Color Theory and Color Studies

    Fluorescent Yellow - Art Slice Museum Laboratories Division of Color Theory and Color Studies

    For its third installment, the Art Slice Museum Laboratories Division of Color Theory and Color Studies presents . . . FLUORESCENT YELLOW.
    Join us as we discuss FLUORESCENT YELLOW’s history that all started in a DayGlo lab and its far reaching effect on everything from military warfare, fashion, subversive pop culture, music and art history.
    We also dig into our associations - which ranged from danger/caution, eeriness, youth, and nightlife - with FLUORESCENT YELLOW through data compiled by the Art Slice Pantrémon from clinical participants.

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    The song featured in this episode was “I need to do it to be alive” by Soft and Furious from the album Diving in the Self which is one of a hundred incredible songs by Rrrrrose of Loyalty Freak Music. Support Rrrrrose’s mission to create queer, free music against Capitalism and Fascism on Patreon. Consider supporting their work!
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    22: Hilma af Klint Our Lady of Allegorical Diagrams - Group IX / The Swan 1914-15

    22: Hilma af Klint Our Lady of Allegorical Diagrams - Group IX / The Swan 1914-15

    We are back (!) and in this episode, we pick up where we left off in Episode 14 to discuss Hilma's life between 1908-1915.
    We dismantle the misconstrued studio visit with Rudolf Steiner that paints him as a ruthless, dream-crushing villain.
    We unpack what abstraction is and what it's used for: what might have she thought of Wassily Kandinsky's work at the Baltic Exhibition?
    ...and of course - The Swan - an allegorical diagrammatic, symbol loaded, interplainensional matryoshka doll, gender bending epic - told through 24 SEQUENTIAL paintings...
    The awesome, mind-bending complexities of the series further proves her badass skills and versatility as a modern painter expressing her Theosophical spirituality. In the end, we discovered this group of works reveals a surprising and empowering message for herself and for all of us.
    Topics include country singer Faith Hill’s kiss, Hans & Jens, Occult Chemistry, the Qabalah / Kabbalah tree of life, tender hearts in blenders, star-shaped gasses, psychedelic jawbreakers, and so much more.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Magenta - Art Slice Museum Laboratories Division of Color Theory & Color Studies

    Magenta - Art Slice Museum Laboratories Division of Color Theory & Color Studies

    In its second episode, the Art Slice Museum Laboratories Division of Color Theory and Color Studies presents . . . MAGENTA.
    Join us as we discuss MAGENTA’S history involving flowery military uniforms, CMKY, cease and desist letters, and Charles Burchfield. We also get into the weeds regarding our associations with MAGENTA through data compiled by the Art Slice Pantrémon from clinical participants.
     
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    The song featured in this episode was “I need to do it to be alive” by Soft and Furious from the album Diving in the Self which is one of a hundred incredible songs by Rrrrrose of Loyalty Freak Music. Support Rrrrrose’s mission to create queer, free music against Capitalism and Fascism on Patreon. Consider supporting their work!
     
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

caroos maroos ,

Funny, informative, artsy & caring

I started listening to Art Slice a couple months ago & it is such an enjoyable podcast. Stephanie and Russell make fun topics accessible for those like me who aren’t quite familiar with the art history world. Something about whenever they say “and listeners, don’t forget to take care of each other,” gets me every time 😭 it’s sweet to feel loved by the little voices in your earbuds. I’ve recommended it to several friends and clients at work who work for an art museum!

goddessofid ,

Not for those who dislike excessive banter

I really wanted to like this podcast because it was on the fun side, and the female host really seemed knowledgeable. The banter between the two hosts slowed down the pace of the show too much to be enjoyable to me, and I didn’t finish the episode I downloaded because it was just too much for me. Might be more to the liking of others, but it was not my cup of tea.

peepsteaks ,

Different (sigh of relief)

All caught up on this show I discovered I discovered back in February. Stephanie and Russell are amazing - it’s a combination of an art critique, an art history story, and comedy.

They’re unsnooty artists and it shows - wealth of knowledge and laughs from both of them.

Personal favorites have become the color episodes!

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