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Welcome to The Lonely Palette, the podcast that returns art history to the masses, one painting at a time. Each episode, host Tamar Avishai picks a painting du jour, interviews unsuspecting museum visitors in front of it, and then dives deeply into the object, the movement, the social context, and anything and everything else that will make it as neat to you as it is to her. For more information, visit thelonelypalette.com | Twitter @lonelypalette | Instagram @thelonelypalette.

The Lonely Palette Tamar Avishai

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Welcome to The Lonely Palette, the podcast that returns art history to the masses, one painting at a time. Each episode, host Tamar Avishai picks a painting du jour, interviews unsuspecting museum visitors in front of it, and then dives deeply into the object, the movement, the social context, and anything and everything else that will make it as neat to you as it is to her. For more information, visit thelonelypalette.com | Twitter @lonelypalette | Instagram @thelonelypalette.

    Re-ReleaseEp. 49 - Claes Oldenburg's "Giant Toothpaste Tube" (1964)

    Re-ReleaseEp. 49 - Claes Oldenburg's "Giant Toothpaste Tube" (1964)

    “I am for the art of underwear and the art of ice cream cones dropped on concrete. I am for an art that is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself.”

    Today, the art world - and, as he would attest, the world world too - lost a giant, and we're re-releasing our episode from September 2020 in his honor. RIP, Claes Oldenburg, and thank you for plucking art from its spotless frame and returning it to our messy, magnificent plane. Hope you're enjoying that great big floor pie in the sky.

    See the images:
    bit.ly/3hcHjVq

    Music used:
    Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger”
    The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
    The Blue Dot Sessions, “Cradle Rock,” “Sylvestor,” “A Little Powder,” “Our Only Lark,” “Town Market,” “Contrarian,” “The Rampart”
    Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

    Support the show:
    www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

    • 34 min
    Ep. 59 - Sarah Sze's "Fallen Sky" (2021)

    Ep. 59 - Sarah Sze's "Fallen Sky" (2021)

    What goes up into the sky must come down into the earth, and fortunately for us we’ve got Sarah Sze, mistress of materials, memory, and meaning, helming the journey.

    This episode was produced with support from Storm King Art Center.

    See the images:
    https://bit.ly/3NRnGmr

    Music used:
    Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger”
    The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
    The Blue Dot Sessions, “Plate Glass,” “Leatherbound,” “The Onyx,” “Silent Ocean,” “ZigZag Heart,” “Curious Case,” “On Top of It”
    Evan Blanch, “Where The Streets Have No Name (Instrumental)” (U2 cover)

    Episode sponsor:
    www.visualartspassage.com

    Support the show:
    www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

    • 30 min
    Ep. 58 - Odili Donald Odita's "Cut" (2016)

    Ep. 58 - Odili Donald Odita's "Cut" (2016)

    Betcha never realized how deeply color colored your world - and the world - until you found yourself dancing down the diagonal of this showstopping print.

    This episode was produced in partnership with the Harvard Art Museums. The exhibition "Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities" is on view until July 31, 2022.

    Music used:
    The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
    The Blue Dot Sessions, “Valley VX,” “Forgot His Jam,” “Dear Myrtle,” “Lakeside Path,” “Paramo Ocho,” “White Limit,” “Bivly”

    See the images:
    https://bit.ly/3MzWc47

    Support the show:
    www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

    • 27 min
    Ep. 57 - Juno, A Colossal Roman Statue (late 1st c. BCE)

    Ep. 57 - Juno, A Colossal Roman Statue (late 1st c. BCE)

    We stan a queen.

    This episode was produced in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

    See the images:
    https://bit.ly/3tXx80o

    Music used:
    The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
    The Blue Dot Sessions, “Pigpaddle Creek,” “Temperance,” “Highway 94,” “Floating Whist,” “Danver County,” “Mr. Graves,” “Willow Belle”
    Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

    Support the show:
    www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

    • 32 min
    Re-ReleaseEp. 46 - Patty Chang's "Melons (At A Loss)" (1998)

    Re-ReleaseEp. 46 - Patty Chang's "Melons (At A Loss)" (1998)

    The Lonely Palette is on maternity leave until early March, which means that we've been turning to the archives to feature episodes specific to the many shades of motherhood. This episode, from March 2020, tackles the noble melons, jugs, and knockers that nourish the gazes and stomachs of the world. So why are we so disgusted when a woman – and specifically performance artist Patty Chang - saves a little bit for herself?

    See the images:
    bit.ly/33DsB4P

    Music used:
    The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
    The Blue Dot Sessions, “Flatlands 3rd,” “Louver,” “Sino de Cobre,” “Dorica Theme,” “The Dustbin,” “We Shall Know Speed”

    Support the show:
    www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

    • 28 min
    Re-ReleaseEp. 30 - Donatello's "Madonna of the Clouds" (c. 1425-1435)

    Re-ReleaseEp. 30 - Donatello's "Madonna of the Clouds" (c. 1425-1435)

    The Lonely Palette is on maternity leave until early March, which means that for the next few weeks, we'll be turning to the archives to feature episodes specific to the many shades of motherhood. This episode, from May 2018, looks at the Virgin Mary and her baby Jesus, and explores how their gentle, intimate relationship - as she gathers her diaphanous skirts to sit with her little nugget on the probably Cheerio-strewn floor of heaven - helps us understand the Renaissance.

    See the images:
    https://bit.ly/3rtNJIh

    Music Used:
    The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
    Lobo Loco, "Piano Cora Theme"
    The Blue Dot Sessions, "UpUpUp and Over", "Slow Line Stomp", "Lakeside Path", "Perspiration", "Threads and Veils", "Moon Bicycle Theme"
    Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

    Support the show:
    www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

    • 26 min

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