11 episodes

Art History doesn't have to be dull and boring! Let your kids and teens learn about the different art eras and get to "know" some of the famous artists, by joining veteran homeschool mom and artist, Alisha Gratehouse, and her daughter, Olivia, on a FUN, artsy tour across the centuries as we peek into the lives of some of the most creative minds of all time!

Perfect for homeschool morning time, car-schooling or as a complement to your in-depth art study.

Masterpiece Makers Alisha Gratehouse

    • Visual Arts

Art History doesn't have to be dull and boring! Let your kids and teens learn about the different art eras and get to "know" some of the famous artists, by joining veteran homeschool mom and artist, Alisha Gratehouse, and her daughter, Olivia, on a FUN, artsy tour across the centuries as we peek into the lives of some of the most creative minds of all time!

Perfect for homeschool morning time, car-schooling or as a complement to your in-depth art study.

    Angelica Kauffman

    Angelica Kauffman

    In the 1770s, a London engraver remarked, "The whole world is Angelicamad," about a Swiss artist. This was a woman who followed her passion and was so good at what she did that she practically became a celebrity in her day.
    She was a woman in a man's world, but she didn't let that stop her from following her dreams and fulfilling them.
    In this episode, we're going to talk about Angelica Kauffman, and one of her most famous paintings, Cornelia, Mother of the Gracci.

    • 14 min
    Jacques-Louis David

    Jacques-Louis David

    Referred to as a "political chameleon," he painted whatever the man in power at the time wanted.
    Whether it was in the frivolous Rococo style for Louis XVI, propaganda for the French Revolution, or commissioned portraits for the self-appointed Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, he didn't care as long as he kept his head!
    In this episode, we'll talk about Jacques-Louis David, the most famous artist of the Neoclassical period, as well as one of his most famous works, The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries.

    • 19 min
    Jean-Honoré Fragonard

    Jean-Honoré Fragonard

    He was a painter during the Rococo period, and one of the most decadent eras in history – the reign of Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette. 
    His paintings exuded the beauty, playfulness, frivolity and wealth of the French Aristocracy. But this era would come to an abrupt end.

    In this episode, we will talk about Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and one of his most famous works, Young Girl Reading.

    • 14 min
    Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

    Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

    In her lifetime, she painted 200 landscapes and 660 portraits. In fact, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was considered one of the most prominent French portrait painters of the late 18th century.
    She quickly found favor, friendship, and loyal support in one of the most controversial figures in history: Marie Antoinette, Queen of France.
    In this episode, we'll discuss one of her most famous portraits, Marie Antoinette with a Rose.

    • 16 min
    Johannes Vermeer

    Johannes Vermeer

    Although today he is known as the "Master of Light," Johannes Vermeer is also referred to as the "Sphinx of Delft" because there is so little we truly know about him.
    In fact, he and his paintings remained in relative obscurity for almost 200 years until an art critic discovered his works in 1866.
    In this episode, we'll learn a bit about Johannes (or Jan) Vermeer. We'll also discuss his most famous work, the Girl with a Pearl Earring.

    • 20 min
    Rembrandt van Rijn

    Rembrandt van Rijn

    When you really love yourself and you think you're incredibly beautiful, why not paint yourself over and over and over? That's  exactly what Rembrandt did. In fact, he painted almost 100 self-portraits in his lifetime!
    In this episode, we'll talk about Rembrandt van Rijn, the greatest artist of the Dutch Golden Age, and the original "selfie-taker," as well as one of his most famous works, The Night Watch.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

Inspired to Learn for Life ,

I learned so much!

I heard about this on Pam Barnhill’s podcast and thought I would check it out and I’m so glad I did! Sadly, I lack both knowledge and appreciation of art but this podcast has really inspired me! They do a great job framing the historical setting, giving interesting information about the artist, and then helping you truly appreciate a work of art! And all in about 20 minutes! I’m looking forward to sharing this with my kids.

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I love the format of this podcast! My middle schoolers are so excited for this weekly addition for our winter semester.

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