30 episodes

A recklessly deep dive into art and art history with someone who has absolutely no background in either topic. I work through one artist at a time, focusing on the more entertaining aspects of their lives.

ArtHoles Michael Anthony

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 540 Ratings

A recklessly deep dive into art and art history with someone who has absolutely no background in either topic. I work through one artist at a time, focusing on the more entertaining aspects of their lives.

    Toulouse-Lautrec Ep 1 - But, First... A Tale of French Lineage in Three Acts

    Toulouse-Lautrec Ep 1 - But, First... A Tale of French Lineage in Three Acts

    Before we begin the Toulouse-Lautrec journey, we of course need a 5 hour fever dream of French history. It only took me one episode in this series for me to lose my mind, so that's pretty exciting :) 

    Act I: Entirely Too Many Louis 

    Act II: Little Internal Structures

    Act III: It's a Family Affair

    Primary Sources

    Toulouse-Lautrec: A Life, by Julia Frey

    Toulouse-Lautrec, by Gerstile Mack

    Toulouse-Lautrec, by Henri Perruchot

    The Unpublished Correspondence of Toulouse-Lautrec

    A History of France, by John Julius Norwich

    A History of France, by Joseph Bergman

    The Industrial Revolution in France (1815-1848), by Arthur Louis Dunham

    Dawn of the Belle Epoque, by Mary McCauliffe

    Fashioning the Bourgeoise, by Phillip Perrot

    The Art of Cuisine, by Maurice Joyant and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

     

    • 5 hr 32 min
    Frida Kahlo Ep 7 of 7: Viva la Vida

    Frida Kahlo Ep 7 of 7: Viva la Vida

    In the Frida finale, we alternate between having lots of fun and exploring the cavernous depths of human suffering. But we also have fun? If you're here at the end, thank you so, so much for taking this entire weird journey with me. This really has been a life-changing project for me.  Seriously, though, we will have some fun. Also, it gets sad. Like, really sad. 

    • 2 hr 27 min
    Frida Kahlo Ep 6 of 7: Parrots, Turkeys, and Russian Roosters...Oh My!

    Frida Kahlo Ep 6 of 7: Parrots, Turkeys, and Russian Roosters...Oh My!

    In what was supposed to be the finale, but instead turned into the episode before the finale, we learn quite a bit. Really, we learn too much. About neckerchiefs, turkeys, monotheism, Val Kilmer, making still life paintings look like porn, broken columns and wounded deer, and the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Along the way, Frida puts it on a German guy, takes a surprising new job, decorates a pulqueria, and makes a desperate choice when it comes to her health. 

    • 2 hr 40 min
    Frida Kahlo Ep 5 of 7: до свида́ния

    Frida Kahlo Ep 5 of 7: до свида́ния

    The episode that broke me. 

    11/28 update: two-parter finale is on the way soon. Apologies for the delay, it's been a crazy few months and anything under 4 hours for the finale would've been a crime.

    • 2 hr 54 min
    Frida Kahlo Ep 4 of 7: The Moment You Realize You're Pregnant

    Frida Kahlo Ep 4 of 7: The Moment You Realize You're Pregnant

     
    In a rollercoaster of an episode, we learn about mural negotiations, chicken salad sandwiches that curb masturbation, and which type of gringo is worst.  Along the way, we’ll figure out which type of baby is cutest, how to freak out journalists with candy, and meet a true best friend.
     
    Frida is more of a passenger than a driver in this episode.  In the time period we cover, she begins as a doting wife, roommate, and travel companion.  By the time we’re done, she’ll have tested the boundaries of pain and loss, on her way to becoming someone who  will change the world

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Frida Kahlo Ep 3 of 7: A Friend Beyond the Glass

    Frida Kahlo Ep 3 of 7: A Friend Beyond the Glass

    While Frida recovers-ish from the accident, she starts down a new path.  This path will take her to a magical place beyond a window, the Communist Party, a Tina Modotti party, and a wedding party.
     
    Diego has a hard time keeping Dieguito in his pants as he makes his move, I tell embarrassing stories, Matilde and Guillermo continue to not talk, missed x-rays are the worst x-rays, and we learn what goes into changing the spelling of your name. And, there are multiple shootings, both of people and electronic equipment.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
540 Ratings

540 Ratings

cheese kimbap ,

My new favorite podcast

The amount of research that must go into these subjects must be insane. I love the details, the side tangents and the dramatic recreations of these stories.

Wnkelley13 ,

Fantastic Show

ArtHoles is incredibly engaging and enjoyable. Michael is clearly invested in what he does and he does it well. A great blend of information, entertainment, and a surprising amount of emotions. The extensive cultural dives and world-building for each artist paints a better picture than I’ve ever seen. You really get the historical and social pressures that weigh into each artist’s story. Great for anyone with a formal or informal background in art history or someone who’s just curious what it’s all about. You won’t want to hit pause.

JR in Denver ,

Accessible, Informative, & Huge Fun

I’ve listened to the first 6 episodes of Pollack thus far.
I will finish Pollack and then listen to everything you ever have, and ever will, create.
Wonderfully entertaining, ceaselessly interesting, incisive and witty. And woven throughout is a deep and consistent vein of compassion and humanism.

Thank you for making great stuff.

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