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Join art historian Jo McLaughlin as she delves into the wonderful world of art history in a different way!

Jo’s aim is to begin breaking down the elitism which surrounds the subject of art history and believes in order to do so, it’s important to create a space where everyone from all walks of life have the opportunity to talk about art that is meaningful to them; as let’s face it, if you are passionate about something, you are going to be good at talking about it!

Painting, sculpture, architecture, jewellery, ceramics, design – no subject is off-limits on Jo’s Art History Podcast.

Jo's Art History Podcast Jo McLaughlin

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Join art historian Jo McLaughlin as she delves into the wonderful world of art history in a different way!

Jo’s aim is to begin breaking down the elitism which surrounds the subject of art history and believes in order to do so, it’s important to create a space where everyone from all walks of life have the opportunity to talk about art that is meaningful to them; as let’s face it, if you are passionate about something, you are going to be good at talking about it!

Painting, sculpture, architecture, jewellery, ceramics, design – no subject is off-limits on Jo’s Art History Podcast.

    54.2 The History Of Art Patronage With Will Jarvis. PART 2

    54.2 The History Of Art Patronage With Will Jarvis. PART 2

    Welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast and the FINAL episode of season 2!
    It’s a two-part special this week and I’m joined by art dealer Will Jarvis to discuss the history of art patronage!
    Will and I take you on a whistle-stop tour of art creation and support from cave paintings to the cutting edge contemporary market of today!
    It’s a great episode to close season 2 so I hope you enjoy it!
    Will also discusses Gertrude, his art subscription service and how that is changing the way people engage with the art market!
    Host: Jo McLaughlin
    Instagram: @josarthistory
    Website: josarthistory@gmail.com
    Guest:
    Will Jarvis.
    Email: will@gertrude.com
    Learn more about Gertrude here:
    https://gertrude.com/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    54.1 The History Of Art Patronage With Will Jarvis PART 1

    54.1 The History Of Art Patronage With Will Jarvis PART 1

    Welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast and the FINAL episode of season 2!
    It’s a two-part special this week and I’m joined by art dealer Will Jarvis to discuss the history of art patronage!
    Will and I take you on a whistle-stop tour of art creation and support from cave paintings to the cutting edge contemporary market of today!
    Will also discusses Gertrude, his art subscription service and how that is changing the way people engage with the art market!
    It’s a great episode to close season 2 so I hope you enjoy it!

    Host: Jo McLaughlin
    Instagram: @josarthistory
    Website: josarthistory@gmail.com
    Guest:
    Will Jarvis.
    Email: will@gertrude.com
    Learn more about Gertrude here:
    https://gertrude.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    53. Why is Art Important?

    53. Why is Art Important?

    Why is art Important?

    It’s a big question; and one that I have asked every guest on the podcast so far.

    So, join me this week as I try to unpack the multiple answers to this question with a little help of some of the podcast’s previous guests!

    Enjoy!

    Jo x

    • 36 min
    52. Celtic Mirrors & Iron Age Treasures with James Handley

    52. Celtic Mirrors & Iron Age Treasures with James Handley

    Celtic Mirrors & Iron Age Treasures with James Handley

    Welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast!!

    We are nearing the end of Season 2 and this week I am bringing you something a little different - an episode all about Celtic Mirrors and Iron Age Treasure!

    This week, I sit down with British Artist James Handley to discuss something completely unique to Britain, Celtic Hand Held Mirrors which have been found all over the British Isles. But, I hear you ask, what are these mirrors so important?

    To begin with, they are incredibly rare, only been 29 or 30 of these incredible mirrors have been discovered. They are also incredibly detailed and complex in their design and build, which when you think about when they were first created (from approximately 300 B.C. to 70 A.D) it is beyond mind-blowing.

    We know very little about them but what they do offer modern-day viewers is a look into British Craft and Design History.

    James also discusses one of the greatest Celtic Art finds ever discovered in Britain, the Battersea Shield, as well as one of the biggest ‘Torc’ findings in Britain.

    This episode celebrates the craftsmanship, beauty and design of these objects and why they deserve to be considered as some of the greatest artworks ever made in Britain.

    Enjoy!

    Jo

    Guest: James Handley

    @jameshandleyart

    Mirror

    https://celticmirrors.org/#ironage

    I think I have decided on the objects (i believe we said we would choose 5?) that might work well on the podcast.

    1) Desborough Mirror ( https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1924-0109-1 )

    https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1924-0109-1

    2) Chettle Down Mirror ( https://i1.wp.com/celticmirrors.org/images/chettleparkhoardLg2.jpg?ssl=1 )

    3) Birdlip Mirror ( https://i2.wp.com/celticmirrors.org/images/birdlipdecoratedLg.jpg?ssl=1 )

    4) The Great Snettisham Gold Torc ( https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1951-0402-2 )

    https://blog.britishmuseum.org/how-do-you-put-on-a-torc/

    https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1951-0402-2

    https://mymodernmet.com/celtic-coin-hoard-boudica/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBu6cixcaxI

    5) The Battersea Shield ( https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1857-0715-1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnOp3S2QUMs

    https://www.bridgemanimages.com/en/celtic/birdlip-mirror-c-50-ad-bronze/nomedium/asset/3854279

    • 1 hr 11 min
    51. International Women’s Day Special with Jo McLaughlin

    51. International Women’s Day Special with Jo McLaughlin

    Happy International Women’s day!

    I could not think of a better way to mark this special day than to take a deep drive back into four previous podcast episodes which celebrated four brilliant women artists.

    Today I revisit my episodes all about Anna Atkins, Frida Kahlo, Peggy Angus and Tracey Emin.

    I loved dipping my toes back into these episodes and hope you enjoy them too!

    Happy International Women’s Day!

    Jo xx

    • 53 min
    50. Life: Full Colour with Sara McKee

    50. Life: Full Colour with Sara McKee

    It’s Episode 50 and oh my - I have quite the episode for you all this week!

    Today, I speak with the brilliant Sara McKee, who is an art historian and gallerist based in Caernarfon in Wales.

    After studying Art History at University Sara ’got herself real Job’ in the advertising and marketing world and soon enough made a name for herself in the industry.

    It wasn’t until the tragic death of her husband, however, that Sara decided to return to her first love - Art History.

    Fast forward 10 years Sara now runs Life: Full Colour, a gallery dedicated to supporting both artists and the community in where it is based.

    In this episode, Sara and I discuss the importance of creativity, why it is never too late for a career in the art world and why we should all be living our lives in Full Colour.

    A beautiful episode that will uplift and inspire.

    Thank you, Sara - it was a pleasure.

    Enjoy all!

    Jo

    • 1 hr 18 min

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