53 episodes

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.

    Ep. 41 - Jan Van Eyck's "Arnolfini Portrait" (1434)

    Ep. 41 - Jan Van Eyck's "Arnolfini Portrait" (1434)

    Whoever said the devil was in the details clearly had a thing for Northern Renaissance portraiture.

    See the images:
    http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/11/17/episode-41-jan-van-eycks-arnolfini-double-portrait-1434

    Music used:
    Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger”
    The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
    The Blue Dot Sessions, “Our Son the Potter,” “Bundt,” “Pacing,” “Secret Pocketbook,” “Oriel,” “Floretin Interlude”
    Poddington Bear, “Clay”
    Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

    Support the show:
    patreon.com/lonelypalette

    • 26 min
    HiatusEp 0.5 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Culture Hustlers

    HiatusEp 0.5 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Culture Hustlers

    The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org.

    This week:
    Lucas Spivey's Culture Hustlers is a podcast for artists who mean business. This episode takes us to Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and specifically to winner Le'Andra Leseur turned a $5k grant into a $200k installation. Originally from the Bronx, Atlanta and currently in Jersey, Le'Andra got her bachelors in business on a basketball scholarship, but returned to get her BFA in photography. Her work embodies the pain, the power, and the beauty of #blacklivesmatter.

    Listen to Culture Hustlers at www.themobileincubator.com/dispatches, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Listen to The Lonely Palette archives!
    www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes

    Support The Lonely Palette!
    www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

    • 34 min
    HiatusEp 0.4 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Ministry of Ideas

    HiatusEp 0.4 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Ministry of Ideas

    The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org.

    This week:
    Zachary Davis's Ministry of Ideas is a small show about big ideas, presented as punchy secular sermons. This episode tackles that thorny issue, Modernity. Many think modernity is about the rise of science, the spread of democracy and capitalism, or the decline of religion or superstition. But those stories ignore the bigger picture about colonialism and race.

    Listen to Ministry of Ideas at www.ministryofideas.org, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Next week:
    We hit up Art Prize with Culture Hustlers.

    Listen to The Lonely Palette archives!
    www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes

    Support The Lonely Palette!
    www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

    • 33 min
    HiatusEp 0.3 - Hub & Spoke Presents: The Constant

    HiatusEp 0.3 - Hub & Spoke Presents: The Constant

    The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org.

    This week:
    The Constant is a podcast about our history of getting things wrong. In this episode, host Mark Chrisler introduces us to Laszio Toth, who, believing he was Jesus Christ, entered St. Peter's Basilica on May 21st, 1972 and took a hammer to Michelangelo's Pieta. What happened next would make the world wonder what separates a work of art from a forgery.

    Listen to The Constant at www.constantpodcast.com, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Next week:
    Ministry of Ideas takes us to the World's Fair

    Listen to The Lonely Palette archives!
    www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes

    Support The Lonely Palette!
    www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

    • 29 min
    HiatusEp 0.2 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Open Source

    HiatusEp 0.2 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Open Source

    The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org.

    This week:
    Open Source with Christopher Lydon is a local conversation with global attitude. "The Bauhaus in Your House," which originally aired on 90.9 WBUR in April 2019, is an exploration of art, architecture, and design with Tamar Avishai, Peter Chermayeff, Ann Beha, and Sebastian Smee. The Bauhaus was the art school in Germany that created the look of the twentieth century. We just live in it: loving its white-box affordability, or hating its stripped, blank, glass-and-steel uniformity, the world around. It’s the IKEA look in the twenty-first century, the look of Chicago skyscrapers and now Chinese housing towers, the look of American kitchens and probably the typeface on your emails. It was the less-is-more school that made ornament very nearly a crime. It stood, and stands, for a few big ideas still hotly contested.

    Listen to Open Source at www.radioopensource.org, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Next week:
    The Constant and Michelangelo

    Listen to The Lonely Palette archives!
    www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes

    Support The Lonely Palette!
    www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

    • 50 min
    HiatusEp 0.1 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Iconography

    HiatusEp 0.1 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Iconography

    The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org.

    This week:
    Charles Gustine's Iconography, a podcast about icons, real and imagined. Just in time for New England leaf-peeping, this episode tackles Plymouth Rock, which visitors tend to find...underwhelming - a small, scarred rock in a cage. Maybe the reason Plymouth Rock is so frequently seen as underwhelming is because all the fascinating stories of how people who love the Rock have hurt it aren’t well known enough. Maybe if we all knew more of Plymouth Rock’s scar stories, visitors would be appropriately ...whelmed.

    Listen to Iconography at https://iconographypodcast.squarespace.com, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Next week:
    Radio Open Source and the Bauhaus.

    Listen to The Lonely Palette archives!
    www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes

    Support The Lonely Palette!
    www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

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Customer Reviews

plurie ,

Terrific

I took an art history class in college and if it was more like this podcast I would have been more captivated and interested. I also probably wouldn’t have gotten a C.

callie daisy ,

Wonderful!

Thank you Tamar Avishai for creating such wonderful content! This podcast is everything I could ever want! Best of luck on your new adventures in Ohio! xoxo from Lafayette, Louisiana!

Frenchie 25 ,

Calming yet thought provoking

This podcast is thoughtfully exciting! I haven’t encountered a single episode that I have wanted to skip, and I learn something new with each one! I feel the urge to look up the painting and then others by the same artist! So much more interesting than my art appreciation class in college. The host has a wonderful voice, too!

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