Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Episode 010: Van Gogh and the Ear Incident

In this episode, Kenna and Marie talk about Van Gogh: the man he was, and the legend we've made him out to be.

Potato Eaters

Potato Eaters is one of Van Gogh's earliest works. He was interested most in the everyday person, but the critics didn't like the images that came during this time. Van Gogh decided after this time to receive more training.

Self Portrait
 Throughout his relatively short career as an artist, Van Gogh painted many self portraits, making himself a subject as much as anything else. This one was done before he lost his ear.
Starry Night

Night Cafe
Starry Night and The Night Cafe are two great examples of Van Gogh's most well known work--the work he created while struggling with his mental stability. Starry Night was actually painted while looking out the window of his room at the asylum where he was being treated.

Van Gogh loved to paint en plair or on location and in nature. You can find Irises at the Getty Museum in Los Angles, California. Keep a lookout for our upcoming video about Arts and Facts visit to the Getty this last November!

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Episode 009: Shakespeare & Art

To all those who have been waiting for the next episode, here you go! A Thanksgiving treat for you! To play the latest, you can hit play to the right of this post or go to iTunes U and look us up under the Utah Valley University page.

In this week's episode, Mary and Julia talk about artists who were inspired by the works of Shakespeare. Who knew you could appreciate art and literature all in one go?
Puck by Thomas Woolner

Hamlet and the Ghost by Henry Fuseli

Hamlet and Ophelia by Rossetti
King Lear by Benjamin Wilson

King Lear by Benjamin West

  Two comparisons you can make of King Lear being painted.Wilon's version was using famous Actor David Garrick in his portrayal. As Mary mentions, this is the "early headshot" method.

Death of Lady Macbeth by Rosetti

Three Witches by Fuseli

Prince Hamlet Killing King Claudius by Moreau

This last piece is an example of the Symbolists portrayal of Shakespeare. This is the last movement to really be inspired by Shakespeare enough to make it their focal point.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Episode 008: What you'll find at the Tate Britain

In this week's podcast, we give you a taste of what you might see if you go to the Tate in London, England.

The building of the Tate Britain as well as the beginnings of the museum's collections were donated by Sir Henry Tate.

Ophelia by Millais

Lady of Shalott by Waterhouse
The above two images come from a group known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. While short-lived, these images were looking to more medieval works as inspiration.

Annunciation by Rosetti

Daydream  by Rosetti

The Golden Bough by Turner

Haywain by Constable

Nebuchadnezzar by Blake
While most of these pieces come from more permanent exhibits, there are several exhibits that come and go at the Tate, including a 20th Century walk. To experience an online tour, check out the virtual tour with the Google Arts Project. If you happen to be in the area, make sure you don't miss out on the Tate!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Episode 007: The Next Big Thing-- Modern Movements in the 20th Century

We have a treat for everyone! Courtney Davis has come to the podcast (our first *ahem* celebrity). As usual, here are the images you can enjoy seeing as you listen.

Night Cafe Van Gogh: Post Impressionism

The Red Room Matisse: Fauvism

Madmoiselles d'Avignon Picasso: Analytical Cubism
Chair Canning Picasso: Synthetic Cubism

Armored Train Severini: Futurism

The Fountain Duchamp: Dada
L.H.O.O.Q. Duchamp: Dada

Persistence of Memory Dali: Surrealism

Marylin  Warhol: Pop Art

Campbell Soup Can Warhol: Pop Art

Free Ride Tony Smith: Minimalism

Don't forget to check out UVU's International Study Programs. There are Art History and Photography programs going to London, Paris, and Barcelona as well as a study abroad focused on Renaissance and Baroque art in Italy. Start looking now to enhance your education and see the world!

If you have topics in art history you're just itching to hear more about, leave us a comment or email us at: uvu.artsandfacts@gmail.com.