12 episodes

Do talent and myth outweigh controversy, violence, or even murder? When it comes to defining greatness, it’s a tangled web of mystery, controversy, and ability. For centuries artists have amazed us with their exceptional talent, eccentric personalities, and mega egos. Listen as Jennifer Brickey explores the scandalous Art Stories & Outcasts, revealing the narrative often omitted from history books.

Art Stories & Outcasts Jennifer Brickey

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Do talent and myth outweigh controversy, violence, or even murder? When it comes to defining greatness, it’s a tangled web of mystery, controversy, and ability. For centuries artists have amazed us with their exceptional talent, eccentric personalities, and mega egos. Listen as Jennifer Brickey explores the scandalous Art Stories & Outcasts, revealing the narrative often omitted from history books.

    [12] Artemisia

    [12] Artemisia

    In this episode Jennifer discusses one of the most complex, horrific, and compelling art stories in all of history. Her name is Artemisia Gentileschi
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    [11] Richard Serra

    [11] Richard Serra

    Coined the man of steel, Richard Serra is one of the most important sculptors of the later part of the 20th century. His impact is profound, but not without controversy. 
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    • 56 min
    [10] Damaged

    [10] Damaged

    Accidents and attacks, oh my... 

    In this episode,  Jennifer discusses artwork that has been damaged, either by accident or on purpose. Buckle up buttercups, these are some crazy stories. 
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    • 52 min
    [9]: Hannah Hoch and a bit of DADA

    [9]: Hannah Hoch and a bit of DADA

    In this episode, Jennifer Brickey talks about the queen of DADA, Hannah Hoch. Hoch was the fiercely independent groundbreaking artist that defied odds, including two wars and a plethora of misogynistic boy's clubs.
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    • 58 min
    [8] Louise Bourgeois

    [8] Louise Bourgeois

    I was trying to think of a title for Louise Bourgeois. How about a legend? How about she wasn't fully recognized until she was in her 70s? How about unabashed, unapologetically brilliant? This is Louise Bourgeois, the sculptor, installation artist, painter, printmaker, to name a few. 


    Photo credit of Louise by Robert Mapplethorpe. 1982.
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    • 37 min
    [7] Mona, The Lady with all the Secrets

    [7] Mona, The Lady with all the Secrets

    In this episode, Jennifer discusses the ever-elusive Mona Lisa. From her smile, the controversy to the famous kidnapping, learn why this painting has captured the hearts of millions for centuries. 
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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superfamoustia ,

Intrigue plus surprising vulnerability

These stories are SO fascinating, and I like to listen while I look up the particular artist’s works:)…but Jennifer Brickey’s openness about both her passion for art/freedom of expression/feminism, AND flying in the face of her specific challenges in even making a podcast at all (such as discomfort with hearing her own voice)…those are worth just as much as the stories. She leaves in a lot of her own mistakes, allowing us to hear our host have to take a sentence again, for example. With that level of willingness to be messy and vulnerable, it’s no wonder she is such a remarkable visual artist in her own right (please look up her work, if you’re unfamiliar!).