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The Lonely Palette

114 EpisodesProduced by Tamar AvishaiWebsite

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


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

The Lonely Palette is on maternity leave until early March, which means that for the next few weeks, we'll be turning to the archives to feature episodes specific to the many shades of motherhood. This episode, from May 2018, looks at the Virgin Mary and her baby Jesus, and explores how their gentle, intimate relationship - as she gathers her diaphanous skirts to sit with her little nugget on the probably Cheerio-strewn floor of heaven - helps us understand the Renaissance.

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Music Used:
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
Lobo Loco, "Piano Cora Theme"
The Blue Dot Sessions, "UpUpUp and Over", "Slow Line Stomp", "Lakeside Path", "Perspiration", "Threads and Veils", "Moon Bicycle Theme"
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

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