Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Episode 60: Greek Hellenistic Sculpture

Our special guest, Dr. Catherine Taylor, joins Megan and Lauren to discuss Greek Hellenistic sculpture. 
The Hellenistic period spanned from 323-146 BCE. The movement is thought to have begun with the death of Alexander the Great in 323. Compared to previous Greek sculpture Hellenistic sculpture is much more dramatic and lively. Laocoon and His Sons, along with other Hellenistic sculptures heavily influenced many Italian Renaissance sculptors including Michelangelo. 

Laocoon and His Sons early 1st century CE

Dying Gaul, marble copy 230-220 BCE

Nike of Samothrace, 190 BCE

Barberini Faun, 220 BCE

Apollonius, Boxer at Rest, 100-50 BCE., bronze

Next week Julia and Chloe will be starting our special series focusing on Baroque art with Italian Baroque: The Basics

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Episode 58: John Singer Sargent

Join Carrie and Lauren as they explore the universe of 19th and 20th century artist John Singer Sargent. This man danced among the elite of the Belle Epoque, and is famous for his innumerable portraits of the European and American aristocracy. Learn about the scandal behind his most famous work, Madame X, and the lesser known, but equally beautiful, watercolors that he produced in the later part of his oeuvre. 

Sargent, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1887

Sargent, Madam X, 1883

Sargent, Self Portrait

Sargent, Artist in the Simplon, ca. 1909

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Short but Sweet: Disegno vs. Colorito

We would like to apologize for not having our regular full length episode up today, we have had some technical issues with this episode and are unable to post it at this time. We hope you will enjoy the Short but Sweet instead.

We will have our regular full length episode up next Wednesday.

Thank you.



Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Episode 57: Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko was an Abstract Expressionist painter, who in his later career, focused on color and luminosity in his work. He was inspired by the way children could communicate their reality in simple visual images.  Listen to the podcast to learn more about this remarkable man.

Rothko, The Omen of the Eagle, 1942

Rothko, Number 10, 1950
Rothko, Number 14, 1960

Rothko, Untitled, 1968

Rothko Chapel, Houston Texas, USA

The following links were very helpful resources for researching Mark Rothko.

Next weeks episode will be our St. Patrick's Day special, Celtic Art.