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Art is for everyone and Who ARTed makes art history accessible for anyone who enjoys exploring visual arts in an audio medium. We mix a bit of humor with adequate research to tell the story behind the works and surprising facts that make the visual arts more interesting and relatable for everyone. With a strengths-based approach to art analysis, the goal of every episode is to find the good. Art is the product of human creativity. The capacity to think symbolically and express ourselves creatively is what makes humans special. It is how and why we got out of the trees. Art is a form of visual communication that helps us relate to others, understand our past, our present and envision a better future. Who ARTed is dedicated to equity celebrating the achievements of artists of all cultures. We appreciate artistry in all of its forms. From Leonardo da Vinci to Lego designers, Who ARTed is here to help you recognize the genius in all art forms one piece at a time. Hosted by Kyle Wood, a visual artist and art teacher, Who ARTed brings you weekly art history for all ages. Whether you are cramming for your art history exam, trying to learn a few facts so you can sound smart at fashionable dinner parties, or just looking to hear something with a more positive tone, we’ve got you covered.

Who ARTed: Weekly Art History for All Ages Kyle Wood

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    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Art is for everyone and Who ARTed makes art history accessible for anyone who enjoys exploring visual arts in an audio medium. We mix a bit of humor with adequate research to tell the story behind the works and surprising facts that make the visual arts more interesting and relatable for everyone. With a strengths-based approach to art analysis, the goal of every episode is to find the good. Art is the product of human creativity. The capacity to think symbolically and express ourselves creatively is what makes humans special. It is how and why we got out of the trees. Art is a form of visual communication that helps us relate to others, understand our past, our present and envision a better future. Who ARTed is dedicated to equity celebrating the achievements of artists of all cultures. We appreciate artistry in all of its forms. From Leonardo da Vinci to Lego designers, Who ARTed is here to help you recognize the genius in all art forms one piece at a time. Hosted by Kyle Wood, a visual artist and art teacher, Who ARTed brings you weekly art history for all ages. Whether you are cramming for your art history exam, trying to learn a few facts so you can sound smart at fashionable dinner parties, or just looking to hear something with a more positive tone, we’ve got you covered.

    Phil Hansen | Cobain (Goodbye Art 2)

    Phil Hansen | Cobain (Goodbye Art 2)

    This is an encore presentation of my episode about Phil Hansen. New full episodes will be coming starting in September. In the meantime, you can find new episodes of Art Smart on your favorite podcast app every Wednesday, and I will be publishing new mini-episodes on Fridays.
    For images and resources, go to www.WhoArtEdPodcast.com
    For this week's episode I spoke with Kelly Beach about the contemporary American artist, Phil Hansen. The specific work being discussed was Hansen's piece Cobain, from his Goodbye Art 2 series. Hansen's work focuses largely on the creative process and overcoming obstacles. Hansen himself struggled with a tremor that hindered his artistic career until he learned to "embrace the shake" and change his methods, change his mindset and opened up a whole new world of possibilities. 
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    • 32 min
    Louis Daguerre | The World's First Photobomb (Encore)

    Louis Daguerre | The World's First Photobomb (Encore)

    The history of photography has some really interesting and surprising facts. For example, the camera is about 2000 years older than photography. The earliest known camera obscuras were documented as far back as the 4th century BCE in China, while photography didn‘t really come about until the 18th Century. In the early 19th century, Louis Daguerre was working hard to improve the photographic method. His innovations helping to develop a latent image drastically cut down on exposure times making photography much more practical. Of course while I say it drastically cut down exposure times, it cut the times down from hours to minutes, but it was still too long to be practical for most people to be captured in a photo. The first photograph of people actually happened by accident as one man‘s decision to get his shoes shined in 1838 led to his likeness being captured in an image that would make history.
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    • 12 min
    Jim Davis | Garfield

    Jim Davis | Garfield

    This is an encore presentation of my episode about Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield. My guest for this episode was Lindsey Little, creator of the Oni Girl comic. Here is her link tree for all the places to find her and her work https://linktr.ee/OniGirl

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    • 40 min
    Jean-Honore Fragonard | The Swing

    Jean-Honore Fragonard | The Swing

    The Swing, also sometimes called The Happy Accidents of The Swing, is a Rococo painting by Jean-Honore Fragonard. It is intended to be light-hearted and fun as it depicts people in a care free moment on a swing in the garden. Interestingly, while today's audiences would likely see riding on a swing as a wholesome activity, centuries ago it was considered to be a bit of a risque activity as clothing would move in the breeze giving glimpses of a lady's ankle. In fact, this painting was commissioned by an aristocrat who wanted a painting of himself looking up his mistress's skirt.
    For those listeners in high school, The Swing is on the AP Art History required artworks list. You can find more episodes covering those works on my Spotify playlist called AP Art History Cram Session.
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    • 13 min
    Matt Groening | Homer Simpson (encore)

    Matt Groening | Homer Simpson (encore)

    This is an encore presentation. I wanted to start 2021 with something fun, so I decided to do an episode about a classic episode of The Simpsons. In season 10 episode 19 titled Mom and Pop Art, Homer becomes an outsider artist. While much of the humor is derived from the premise that Homer Simpson is inept and could never be a decent artist, but I thought it would be fun to consider what kind of an artist Homer really is. His first sculpture was created accidentally from a failed attempt to build a backyard barbecue pit. After tastemakers declared the failed grill to be an artistic triumph, Homer leans in to his new career as an artist. Of course after the initial success that came so easily, Homer discovers that maintaining an art career is difficult as he presents a series of works that are considered too derivative of his earlier work as they all had the same feel behind them. This actually is one of the least true criticisms I observed in the satirical look at the art world. While in the Simpson‘s world art critics are fickle and looking to be constantly shocked, in reality one of the most sure paths to success is for an artist to develop a signature style so their work is easily identified to patrons. Consistency is crucial to an artist‘s marketability. Still Homer‘s falling out of favor led to a rare bit of introspection and growth for the character. Marge guides him through the museum and Homer applies his learning to creating one final masterpiece - The Grand Canals of Springfield. If you set aside the reckless destruction of property and the fact that such an act would have wreaked havoc endangering thousands of people and animals, it was actually a fairly interesting work. Ultimately, I consider Homer to be most interesting as a work of art rather than as an artist, but through any lens I find him delightful and thought provoking.
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    • 38 min
    What's up with ROY G BIV? (encore)

    What's up with ROY G BIV? (encore)

    This is an encore presentation of my very first Fun Fact Friday mini episode.
    This week's Fun Fact is that the ROY G BIV model of a rainbow is somewhat arbitrary. The only reason people slip indigo between blue and violet is because Sir Isaac Newton wanted to have seven colors in order to match the musical scale.
    If you are interested in learning more about color or the other elements of art, check out my other show, Art Smart which is available on all the major podcast apps.
    Who ARTed is an Airwave Media Podcast.
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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

NotBAMF ,

Great host and wonderful guests

Incredibly informative and fun, Kyle is a very energetic host with a fantastic voice who treats his guests with the utmost respect and gets the best content out of them! The show packs a lot of details into manageable length episodes and is worthwhile to anyone who appreciates art in any of its forms!

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A great listen to learn!

I am not a particularly “artsy” person, but I love learning about the beauty of the world. I love this podcast because Kyle explores all types of art - not just the traditional. It’s a great listen for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge!

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Art history for all ages

Very informative in a casual, entertaining manner.

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