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Fascinated by the impact of women artists in the story of the visual arts, art historian and educator Bernadine Franco engages you in a journey through works of art that expose the astonishing beauty of women's inner lives. Whether you are an art-lover, feminist, history-nerd, or lifelong learner, the feminine perspective of women can shape you to see and experience the visual world in new and meaningful ways.
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Join Bernadine in a growing community of art enthusiasts in a shared passion and curiosity for women artists. Contact her at bernadine@beyondthepaint.net.
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Website: http://beyondthepaint.net/
Support Beyond the Paint: https://beyondthepaint.net/donate/
Enroll in a free course on the female figure in art: http://beyondthepaintwithbernadine.thinkific.com
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Photo credit: Zach Rubin at zrubinphoto.myportfolio.com
Podcast Album credit: Keli Marks at podcast-farm.com

Beyond the Paint with Bernadine Bernadine Franco

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Fascinated by the impact of women artists in the story of the visual arts, art historian and educator Bernadine Franco engages you in a journey through works of art that expose the astonishing beauty of women's inner lives. Whether you are an art-lover, feminist, history-nerd, or lifelong learner, the feminine perspective of women can shape you to see and experience the visual world in new and meaningful ways.
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Join Bernadine in a growing community of art enthusiasts in a shared passion and curiosity for women artists. Contact her at bernadine@beyondthepaint.net.
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Website: http://beyondthepaint.net/
Support Beyond the Paint: https://beyondthepaint.net/donate/
Enroll in a free course on the female figure in art: http://beyondthepaintwithbernadine.thinkific.com
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Photo credit: Zach Rubin at zrubinphoto.myportfolio.com
Podcast Album credit: Keli Marks at podcast-farm.com

    Episode 117: Alice Neel: Pregnant Nude Figures

    Episode 117: Alice Neel: Pregnant Nude Figures

    Journey with me through the portraits of women, pregnant, nude women through the lens of figurative painter Alice Neel. She captures theri bodies at their most extremes--her images are riveting!
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    Amy Chaiklin website: https://www.amychaiklin.com/ IG handle: @amychaiklin
    Resources and images discussed for this episode are listed at my website: beyondthepaint.net

    • 20 min
    Episode 116: #89, Laurence de Valmy: #StoriesinArt

    Episode 116: #89, Laurence de Valmy: #StoriesinArt

    Beyond the Paint with Bernadine is on a short sabbatical this week--going to chase the sublime with hikes and exploring you the exhibition "Alice Neel: People Come First" at the Met Museum--I will share more about my visit and Neel in an upcoming episode.
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    For now, enjoy one of my favorite episodes celebrating the painter Laurence de Valmy #Storiesinart. This episode include an engaging conversation with the artist.:)
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    Follow Laurence @laurencedevalmy on IG and www.laurencedevalmy.com

    • 22 min
    Episode 115: Nanu Berks: Female Pioneer in Crypto Art Market

    Episode 115: Nanu Berks: Female Pioneer in Crypto Art Market

    Nanu Berks is a trailblazer and female pioneer in the Crypto Art market--Journey with me through her "channeled" paintings that are transformed into an original digital asset.
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    Nanu joins me on the show for a lively conversation. She shares the ways her nomadic life informs her work, how the crypto art market eliminates the gallery system, and how an NFT (non-fugible token) is a mode of being visually (and spiritually) transported.
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    Explore Nanu Berks:
    www.nanuberks.com
    @IG: nanu_berks
    @Twitter: nanuberks
    Nanu is creating a course on Crypto Art coming soon---DM her to enroll.
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    All works discussed can be viewed at www.beyondthepaint.net

    • 43 min
    Episode 114: The Art Story Through My Story

    Episode 114: The Art Story Through My Story

    Each month I dedicate one episode of an excerpt of a book I am writing. Writing is the vehicle I want to use; to bring into my reader the ways art has transported me and shaped me into the woman I want to be, and into the life I want to live. My hope is for you to be open to the ways art can shape and bring meaning to your life.
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    The excerpt I highlight is from the chapter "Louise Nevelson: Head Wraps and Scarves."
    Resources and images discussed are at my website--www.beyondthepaint.net

    • 9 min
    Episode 113: Peter Bustin: The Human Figure-Flesh on Canvas

    Episode 113: Peter Bustin: The Human Figure-Flesh on Canvas

    Artist Peter Bustin loves to "paint humans." He sees beauty in all people and he encapsulates that love and admiration through layers of paint like a sculptor forming a figure in clay.
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    I came to know Peter and his work through this show. Join me and learn why I broke with my show's tradition of celebrating women artists, to celebrate a male one. :)
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    This episode includes a conversation with Peter. Follow him @peterbustinartist on Instagram. To see the images discussed and resources for this episode, please got to beyondthepaint.net.

    • 27 min
    Episode 112: The Red Barn and Painter Katie Fogg: Divine Feminine in Art

    Episode 112: The Red Barn and Painter Katie Fogg: Divine Feminine in Art

    This episode is a celebration of the founder of the Art Center at the Red Barn, Janice Juliano and resident painter, Katie Fogg--woven through is the power and presence of the Divine Feminine!
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    Learn more about the Art Center and its offerings at www.artattheredbarn.com
    Follow the work of emerging painter Katie Fogg at www.katiefogg.com and @katiefogg on Instagram. Image Credit: Mary Edelson: Goddess Series (MOMA)
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    All the images discussed, from Venus of Willendorf to Madonna and Child to the works by feminist artist Mary Edelson are on my website: beyondthepaint.net.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Poop5538 ,

Super!

Bernadine is a pleasure to talk to! Not only is she knowledgeable, she also has an incredible ability to connect the feature artist’s work with art history and art movements.
I highly appreciate her generous and thoughtful immersion into my art and the art of every woman she has presented in her fascinating podcasts. Her passion for what she does is evident in her beautifully crafted story telling and also in her advocacy of women‘s contemporary art!
Alex Bigatti

Jean Rill-Alberto ,

Awesome!

Bernadine is awesome! I loved doing a podcast with her! As a contemporary artist, I am so appreciative
of her recognition and generosity towards women artists and how she makes it possible for us to be noticed and appreciated! Thank you for that!
-Jean Rill-Alberto

LindsayRoseEliz ,

Love!

A wonderful podcast that provides valuable insights into paintings both well known and unknown (at least to me). It’s so rare that artists who are women get their due, and it is fantastic to hear them celebrated as they should be. Also, Bernadine’s voice is like butter. I could listen to her talk about anything for hours. The fact that she has put out this many episodes is an incredible feat and speaks to the hard work and passion she puts into each episode.

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