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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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    • 4.8 • 611 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: Episode #17: The Casino of the Spirits

    CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #17: The Casino of the Spirits

    Venice-- it's the most serene and beautiful city in Italy, and possibly the whole world. But Venice at night-- all darkened and quiet-- takes up the most space in my imagination. I seriously love the depictions of Venice as enigmatic, shadowy, and even dangerous. All of this lends Venice this air of inscrutability and mystery. And over time, locals and visitors alike have reveled in this sensation as fodder for myth-making and storytelling. Some stories really stick, lasting for centuries and becoming embedded into the city itself, through its buildings, monuments, and specific locations. And there’s one building that has had plenty of legends built around it. This particular elegant structure had an illustrious past, having once been a meeting place where Italian Renaissance artists discussed their craft, caroused, and gambled. But it’s also the location where relationships soured, crimes were committed, and death inevitably followed. Today, some people won’t even enter this particular building because it is feared to be haunted, cursed… or both.
    Today we're calling back to an episode of the first season of ArtCurious to talk about another potentially cursed locale in Venice, Italy: the so-called Casino of the Spirits.

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    • 33 min
    BONUS: ArtCurious + Queen's Fine Art

    BONUS: ArtCurious + Queen's Fine Art

    Today, it’s another very special episode of ArtCurious! This time we’re chatting about the side of the art world that you rarely see. We’re going behind-the-scenes with James Quirk from Queen’s Fine Art to talk art shipping, Brexit, how to get involved in the logistics of the art world, and the strangest thing Queen’s has ever managed.
    About Queen’s:
    Queen’s is a London-based fine art shipping and specialist logistics provider that serves the world’s top galleries, museums and private clients. Exemplary customer service and experience handling high-value works and precious items come as standard, but Queen’s also invests heavily in technology to ensure that they can seamlessly ship and install items around the world. All this allows their team to keep levels of client-service amongst the highest in the industry. Find out more about their installation, shipping, storage, and other services at their website.
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    • 27 min
    CURIOUS CALLBACK: The Wild and Wonderful World of Weegee

    CURIOUS CALLBACK: The Wild and Wonderful World of Weegee

    In this “Curious Callback” episode, we’re revisiting one of our favorite weirdos—Weegee!— whom we featured in Episode 5, alongside Andy Warhol. Today, Weegee gets his full due with a deep dive into his life and work.
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    • 39 min
    BONUS: ArtCurious + My Modern Met's Top Artist Podcast: Artist Making an Impact

    BONUS: ArtCurious + My Modern Met's Top Artist Podcast: Artist Making an Impact

    Today, it’s a very special episode of ArtCurious! We’re joining forces with the minds over at My Modern Met, and their new podcast, Top Artist, to discuss four of our favorite impactful artists in art history.
    This is the second half of our conversation— the first half is over on Top Artist’s podcast feed, so go over there and download that episode first, and then come back here to complete the conversation.

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    • 37 min
    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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    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
611 Ratings

611 Ratings

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