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.
Frida Kahlo Ep 5 of 6: до свида́ния
The episode that broke me.
Frida Kahlo Ep 4 of 6: 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
Frida Kahlo Ep 3 of 6: 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.
Frida Kahlo Ep 2 of 6: Meet the Kahlos
How many daughters is too many daughters? What do you do with the extra ones? Is it ok to cause an old man to fall down a flight of stairs? What if he wasn’t your intended target? We’ll explore all of this and more as we get to know a growing family.
We'll also learn that not all of your kids are created equally and you should make sure they know that at every turn, more stuff about legs, why little Timmy isn't in school, what not to do with pets, a first love, Blue Danube, getting down with a librarian, and public transportation.
Frida Kahlo Ep 1 of 6: But, First... A Tale of Olmecs, Pulque, and a Pastry War
Frida Kahlo has become a name synonymous with strength and independence. She was born during a crucial time in Mexico’s history and touched the lives of everyone she met. She also was ridiculously hilarious in the face of horrifying personal events that would crush the average person. Seriously, this is gonna get depressing.
To prepare for our series, we’re taking 8,000 years of Mexican history straight to the face. We start with a bunch of rain, then traverse through a confusing calendar system, a necklace of golden shrimps, a not-so-triste-noche, and “utter tragedy and misery.” Also, some art is sprinkled in.
Buckle up as we learn about a Spanish king who hates pajamas and exorcisms, the French getting really ornery over baked goods, and America being on-brand with pretty much everything it does. And, then… Revolución!!!
Series Main Sources:
Ankori, Gannit. Frida Kahlo. London, 2013.
Drucker, Malka. Frida Kahlo - Torment and Triumph in her Life and Art. U.S.. 1991.
Fehrenbach, T.R. Fire & Blood - A History of Mexico. New York, 1995.
Herrera, Hayden. Frida - A Biography of Frida Kahlo. New York, 1982.
Kahlo, Frida. The Diary of Frida Kahlo, New York 1995.
Kahlo, Frida. Letters to Mama - You Are Always With Me. Mexico City, 2018.
Meyer, Michael C. and Sherman, William. The Course of Mexican History (2nd Ed.). Oxford, 1983.
Zamora, Martha. Frida Kahlo - The Brush of Anguish. San Francisco, 1990.
Caravaggio Ep 8 of 8: A Baroque'n Man on the Run (Part 2)
The Don Pepe Incident, a story about Lucy we’d all like to forget, nerd-ceremonies, and a complicated reunion. Then, things get really, really fancy. We’re finally wrapping up our story in the only way it’ll let us…weirdly.
Caravaggio breaks out of prison to reach the one person who will help him. He also makes more bad decisions, paints some stuff, hits the club, and pays the price.
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This stuff is great!!! And I know art
OMG, I’m making soup and noticed that I’m humming “Somewhere Out There” from the American tail. F-U. You’re the best.
I AM knowledgeable about art. I teach it on a university level but I still found the series entertaining and was sorry that it ended. More, please.
The best podcast to paint to.
I can’t wait for more episodes to come out!!! Who’s next? Surely you’re working on it.