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Think art history is boring? Think again. It's weird, funny, mysterious, enthralling, and liberating. Join us as we cover the strangest stories in art. Is the Mona Lisa fake? Did Van Gogh actually kill himself? And why were the Impressionists so great? Subscribe to us here, and follow us at www.artcuriouspodcast.com for further information and fun extras. © 2021 Jennifer Dasal // Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @artcuriouspod

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    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 600 Ratings

Think art history is boring? Think again. It's weird, funny, mysterious, enthralling, and liberating. Join us as we cover the strangest stories in art. Is the Mona Lisa fake? Did Van Gogh actually kill himself? And why were the Impressionists so great? Subscribe to us here, and follow us at www.artcuriouspodcast.com for further information and fun extras. © 2021 Jennifer Dasal // Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @artcuriouspod

    CURIOUS CALLBACK: A Little Curious #5: Disastrous Inspiration behind Munch's The Scream?

    CURIOUS CALLBACK: A Little Curious #5: Disastrous Inspiration behind Munch's The Scream?

    Welcome to a “Curious Callback” of A Little Curious, a series of special episodes that will provide you will short and sweet bonus content about the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. A Little Curious will publish in our season's "off" weeks. Enjoy!
    This week’s topic: the disastrous inspiration behind Munch's The Scream?
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    • 11 min
    Episode #83: Cursed Art: The Tomb of Tutankhamun (Season 9, Episode 7)

    Episode #83: Cursed Art: The Tomb of Tutankhamun (Season 9, Episode 7)

    In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re ending our season with one of the most (purportedly) cursed archaeological finds: the Tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

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    • 43 min
    A Little Curious #10: Are You A Little Curious... About "Breaking Barriers?"

    A Little Curious #10: Are You A Little Curious... About "Breaking Barriers?"

    Are you a little curious about my audio course, “Breaking Barriers: Women Artists of Renaissance Europe”? You’re in luck! Here’s a little update and sneak-peek for those of you who want to know more— and a big thank you to those already registered!
    About Breaking Barriers: This is a 21-day course, broken up into daily episodes that are no longer than 10-15 minutes. And naturally, there are no pesky term papers or final exams to worry about-- just cool art history content that you won’t find anywhere else. 
    I’ve no doubt that the names Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo already mean something major to you-- and not just as mutant reptiles with rad martial arts skills. You know these artists as some of the biggest names in Renaissance art who created some of the most iconic works of art of all time. Looking closer, though, and you’ll find another commonality: they are all male artists. What about the great female makers of the Renaissance -where, and who, are they? So I’ve created this 21-day course--and a course correction, really-- through Avid.FM, where you can explore the lives and works of 20 women artists, from the familiar (like the eye-opening stories Sofonisba Anguissola and Marietta Robusti), to the names you may have heard once or twice (like the highly-successful Levina Teerlinc and Properzia de’ Rossi), to the practically unknown-- who’s Anastasia, you may ask? 
    Like the best episodes of ArtCurious, you’ll get the satisfaction of learning about the Renaissance in depth, and with a greater capacity for understanding the limits and barriers to women seeking to work professionally in one of the most colorful eras of western history. You’ll become familiar with artists you’ve probably never heard of, all of whom made an incredible mark on art history. 
    Are you in? Sign up right now for “Breaking Barriers: Women Artists of Renaissance Europe” at avid.fm/jennifer for the low price of just $21.99.

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    • 11 min
    Episode #82: Cursed Art: Edvard Munch's The Dead Mother (Season 9, Episode 6)

    Episode #82: Cursed Art: Edvard Munch's The Dead Mother (Season 9, Episode 6)

    In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re continuing with a deep dive into a tragic painting by a tortured artist: Edvard Munch’s The Dead Mother.

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    • 37 min
    A Little Curious #9: Voluptuous Venuses

    A Little Curious #9: Voluptuous Venuses

    Surprise! We’re re-introducing our short-form series, “A Little Curious,” which will give you sweet snippets of bonus content on the “off” weeks between our normal episodes. In today’s episode, we’re going deep into sculpture. More specifically, ancient figurines of women--nice, rounded ladies-- and why they are so voluptuous. It’s time to get a little curious about body positivity, ice ages, making babies, and ancient sculpture.
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    • 14 min
    Episode #81: Cursed Art: Velázquez's Rokeby Venus (Season 9, Episode 5)

    Episode #81: Cursed Art: Velázquez's Rokeby Venus (Season 9, Episode 5)

    In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re continuing with the ArtCurious debut of one of the greatest Spanish painters of all time—and his controversial painting that, some say, has driven people mad: Diego Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus.

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    • 34 min

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