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Think art history is boring? Think again. It's weird, funny, mysterious, enthralling, and liberating. Join us as we cover the strangest stories in art. Is the Mona Lisa fake? Did Van Gogh actually kill himself? And why were the Impressionists so great? Subscribe to us here, and follow us at www.artcuriouspodcast.com for further information and fun extras. © 2021 Jennifer Dasal // Find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @artcuriouspod // Find us on Fireside
 
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Hi ArtCurious listeners! I’m dropping a little preview of a new podcast that I think you’re going to love. It’s called “Hemingway’s Picasso,” and it’s a really fun story, all about Steven Kough. Steven Kough lived many lives—including some that you just wouldn’t believe. He was an NFL journeyman, a male model, and one of the most well-connected smu…
 
Did you miss our LIVE bonus show on Fireside, the interactive storytelling platform? Don’t worry— you can catch the replay on Fireside, or enjoy the bonus audio here. On our Oct. 11 live event, I had the great pleasure of speaking with author and poet Mary Peacock about her new book, Flower Diary--and what a delight she—and this book— are! Want to …
 
In our tenth season, we’re going at art history with a skeptical eye and a myth-busting attitude to uncover the fictions and facts about some of our favorite artists. We’re starting our season today with this fascinating theory: Is the Mona Lisa really just a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci in drag? Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podca…
 
Hi, everyone! Jennifer here with a few little announcements: Season 10 begins THIS Monday, October 11th. Yay! Also beginning Monday: LIVE bonus shows on Fireside, the interactive storytelling platform. On Oct. 11, author and poet Mary Peacock will chat with us about her new book, Flower Diary--grab your copy now and join us and share your questions…
 
Venice-- it's the most serene and beautiful city in Italy, and possibly the whole world. But Venice at night-- all darkened and quiet-- takes up the most space in my imagination. I seriously love the depictions of Venice as enigmatic, shadowy, and even dangerous. All of this lends Venice this air of inscrutability and mystery. And over time, locals…
 
Today, it’s another very special episode of ArtCurious! This time we’re chatting about the side of the art world that you rarely see. We’re going behind-the-scenes with James Quirk from Queen’s Fine Art to talk art shipping, Brexit, how to get involved in the logistics of the art world, and the strangest thing Queen’s has ever managed. About Queen’…
 
In this “Curious Callback” episode, we’re revisiting one of our favorite weirdos—Weegee!— whom we featured in Episode 5, alongside Andy Warhol. Today, Weegee gets his full due with a deep dive into his life and work. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts and FOLLOW on Spotify Twitter / Instagram / Facebook Don’t forget to show your…
 
Today, it’s a very special episode of ArtCurious! We’re joining forces with the minds over at My Modern Met, and their new podcast, Top Artist, to discuss four of our favorite impactful artists in art history. This is the second half of our conversation— the first half is over on Top Artist’s podcast feed, so go over there and download that episode…
 
Welcome to a “Curious Callback” of A Little Curious, a series of special episodes that will provide you will short and sweet bonus content about the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. A Little Curious will publish in our season's "off" weeks. Enjoy! This week’s topic: the disastrous inspiration behind Munch's …
 
In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re ending our season with one of the most (purportedly) cursed archaeological finds: the Tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW …
 
Are you a little curious about my audio course, “Breaking Barriers: Women Artists of Renaissance Europe”? You’re in luck! Here’s a little update and sneak-peek for those of you who want to know more— and a big thank you to those already registered! About Breaking Barriers: This is a 21-day course, broken up into daily episodes that are no longer th…
 
In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re continuing with a deep dive into a tragic painting by a tortured artist: Edvard Munch’s The Dead Mother. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Ap…
 
Surprise! We’re re-introducing our short-form series, “A Little Curious,” which will give you sweet snippets of bonus content on the “off” weeks between our normal episodes. In today’s episode, we’re going deep into sculpture. More specifically, ancient figurines of women--nice, rounded ladies-- and why they are so voluptuous. It’s time to get a li…
 
In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re continuing with the ArtCurious debut of one of the greatest Spanish painters of all time—and his controversial painting that, some say, has driven …
 
Surprise! We’re re-introducing our short-form series, “A Little Curious,” which will give you sweet snippets of bonus content on the “off” weeks between our normal episodes. In today’s episode, we’re continuing our exploration of cave paintings, but we’re moving beyond France and Spain to tackle the oldest artworks in the world, found in Indonesia …
 
In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re continuing with a highlight of American Renaissance sculpture with an “unauthorized” copy that chills many visitors: Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Adams…
 
Today we’re thrilled to announce that I’ve created an audio course for those looking to explore the world of Renaissance Europe through the eyes of the women artists who thrived there. This course is called “Breaking Barriers: Women Artists of Renaissance Europe,” a 21-day course, broken up into daily episodes that are no longer than 10 minutes. An…
 
Surprise! We’re re-introducing our short-form series, “A Little Curious,” which will give you sweet snippets of bonus content on the “off” weeks between our normal episodes. In today’s episode, we’re jumping into cave paintings, often deemed the oldest of the old in art history--and while cave paintings sound, well, basic at the outset, we’re going…
 
In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re continuing with an episode I nearly wrote four years ago, all about a long-cursed palace on Venice’s Grand Canal, inspiring to both Ruskin and Mone…
 
In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re continuing with a maddening, and potential murderous, painting by Edwin Landseer, deemed Man Proposes, God Disposes. Click on this link to SUBSCRIB…
 
In our ninth season, in a topic suggested by you, our listeners, we’re uncovering the backstory behind some of the world’s most famed “cursed” objects in art, architecture, and archaeology. Today, we’re beginning with one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the late 20th century: the grand funeral complex of Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huangd…
 
Hi everyone! We’ve got a few brief announcements for you. Here’s the quick recap of today’s episode: Season 9 is coming on April 19! Subscribe and don’t miss it. We’re seeking venues for virtual and in-person events for a (much belated!) book tour. Email me with your suggestions, and/or tag or contact your favorite venue on social media to alert th…
 
Enjoy this month's Curious Callback episode, all about a “degenerate” painter much-hated by Hitler and fingered for his near-murder. Did Otto Dix plot to kill Hitler? This is an episode that originally aired on September 30, 2019. Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter /Instagram We’ve got merch! Check out our notebooks, to…
 
Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were st…
 
In our eighth season, we’re exploring examples of some of the most expensive artworks ever sold at auction considering why they garnered so much money, and discovering their backstories. Today, our season finale: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed/White Flower #1 . Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show on Apple Podcasts! Twitter / Facebook/ Instagram SP…
 
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