Hi, curious listener!

Welcome to the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. Listen, subscribe, and share!

Episode #16: The Muse

Episode #16: The Muse

This episode is sponsored by 80Fresh: Tasty. Healthy. Simple. Get 20% off of your first order by using the code "ARTCURIOUS" here

Sometimes when I am looking at a particularly fascinating work of art, I find myself overwhelmed with awe-- for the creative act itself and the technical prowess that was needed to bring it to fruition. I’ve often had those moments where I have thought to myself, “Wow. How did this all come about? What is the inspiration behind this piece?” And any conversation about inspiration in the arts inevitably brings up a discussion about muses. This episode looks at the relationship--and occasional romance-- between artists and their muses, with a particular emphasis on one woman whose connection to two brothers illustrates this exchange in a compelling way. 

// Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show—we can’t thank you enough! Check our website for images from today’s show, as well as information about our other episodes. And come find us on Twitter and Instagram!       

Looking for a transcription of this episode? Check it out hereNot to be used for distribution or any other purpose without permission. 

Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below:

Artventures Blog: Manet and Morisot: The Tale of Love and Sadness in the Portraits

Saper Galleries: The Women of Pablo Picasso

Huffington Post: Ten Amazing Female Artists and Their Male Muses

The Telegraph: Picasso's Muses

Projection Systems Blog: The Origin of Painting

 

Episode #17: The Casino of the Spirits

Episode #17: The Casino of the Spirits

Episode #15: Hans-Joachim Bohlmann and Serial Art Vandalism

Episode #15: Hans-Joachim Bohlmann and Serial Art Vandalism