The Lonely Palette

38 EpisodesProduced by Tamar Avishai

Welcome to The Lonely Palette, the podcast that returns art history to the masses, one painting at a time. Each episode, host Tamar Avishai picks a painting du jour, interviews unsuspecting museum visitors in front of it, and then dives deeply into the object, the movement, the social context, and … read more

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Ep. 34 - Dance Dance Revolution

November 14th, 2018

We're trying a little something different today: what happens when Disney scares the pants off you as a kid, and then, in mining the roots of your existential dread, you realize that Henri Matisse and Igor Stravinsky …

Ep. 33 - Jean-Honoré Fragonard's "The Desired Moment" (c. 1770)

September 13th, 2018

Powder those wigs and ungird those loins: today we're diving deep into the curves, pastels, and licentious yearnings of a ridiculously saucy little …

Ep. 32 - René Magritte's "The Son of Man" (1964)

August 28th, 2018

Ever have a day when you just feel a little... blocked? Well, sure as God made little green apples, Surrealist René Magritte feels you. See the …

Ep. 31 - Hiroshi Sugimoto's "Byrd Theater, Richmond, 1993" (1993)

July 12th, 2018

Trying to capture time in art is like trying to pin a wave upon the sand or hold a moonbeam in your hand. So leave it to Japanese photographer …

Ep. 30 - Donatello's "Madonna of the Clouds" (c. 1425-1435)

May 31st, 2018

Join the OG Ninja Turtle as he guides you into the Renaissance by way of an exquisite tour of heaven. See the …

Ep. 29 - Egon Schiele's "Nude Self-Portrait" (1910)

April 27th, 2018

Welcome to the cult of the punk: where the skin is flayed, the contortions are twisty, and the struggle is real.  So why can't we get enough? See …

Ep. 28 - Yoko Ono's "Cut Piece" (1964)

March 30th, 2018

Yoko Ono. You may have heard of her. She hooked up with that musician that time. Just under the wire, we end Women's History Month with a peek beneath Ono's art and reputation - and why we need to reconsider …

Ep. 27 - Roy Lichtenstein's "Ohhh... Alright..." (1964)

March 7th, 2018

Can a comic strip be elevated to fine art? Or is Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein just plain dotty? See the image: Music …

Ep. 26 - C.M. Coolidge's "Dogs Playing Poker" (1903)

February 15th, 2018

Your Listener Patreon Challenge has been accepted! And now, let's dive together into kitsch: the frequency low enough for us all to hear. See the …

SpecialEp. 0.3 - Keepers of the Culture (Live Event at the PRX Podcast Garage)

February 7th, 2018

In this special episode, we listen to the audio from the live event at the PRX Podcast Garage, "Keepers of the Culture: A Celebration of Meduna and …
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