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Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso

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The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I'm discussing one of the most romantic works in art history: The Kiss by Gustav Klimt For images and sources:  https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-42-the-kiss-by-gustav-klimt 
09:41
June 14, 2021
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I discuss a controversial Cubist work. (Marked explicit for discussion of sex work) For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-41-les-demoiselles-d-avignon-by-pablo-picasso
11:11
June 7, 2021
Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
In the Season 8 finale, we are discussing one of the most iconic works in the western canon: Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-40-starry-night-by-vincent-van-gogh
09:16
May 17, 2021
A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I explore Neo-Impressionism with Georges Seurat's work: A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte.  For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-39-a-sunday-afternoon-on-la-grande-jatte-by-georges-seurat 
08:12
May 11, 2021
Rouen Cathedral Series by Claude Monet
Welcome back to Accessible Art History: The Podcast! This week, I'm wrapping up Impressionism with a series of paintings on the Rouen Cathedral by Claude Monet. For images and sources, please go to the blog: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-38-rouen-cathedral-series-by-claude-monet 
10:19
May 3, 2021
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I continue through our exploration of Impressionism. This work, Luncheon of the Boating Party, is one of the most famous pieces from the period due to its bright and vivacious reflection of the moment! Please rate and review if you enjoy this episode!  For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-37-luncheon-of-the-boating-party-by-pierre-auguste-renoir 
07:11
April 26, 2021
Olympia by Édouard Manet
Welcome to Season 8 of Accessible Art History: The Podcast! In this week's episode, I'm talking about Olympia by Manet. This work is quite scandalous and served as the bridge between past periods and Impressionism.  *marked explicit for a brief discussion of sex workers For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-36-olympia-by-édouard-manet
08:40
April 19, 2021
The Gleaners by Jean-François Millet
In this episode, I continue our discussion of Realism with this painting: The Gleaners by Jean-François Millet.  For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-35-the-gleaners-by-jean-françois-millet
08:11
March 22, 2021
The Stonebreakers by Gustave Courbet
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I dive into Realism starting with one of the most iconic works of the age.  For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-34-the-stonebreakers-by-gustave-courbet
09:50
March 15, 2021
The Slave Ship by JMW Turner
In this last episode covering Romanticism, I discuss the art and history surrounding JMW Turner's work, The Slave Ship.  For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-33-the-slave-ship-by-jmw-turner
07:31
March 8, 2021
Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix
In this episode, our journey through Romanticism continues with this revolutionary and inflammatory piece!  For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-32-liberty-leading-the-people-by-eugène-delacroix
08:10
March 1, 2021
La Grande Odalisque by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
In Season 7 of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I am covering Romanticism and Realism. To kick things off, I am examining a controversial work called La Grande Odalisque by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider subscribing and leaving a rating and review. Thank you! For show notes, images, and sources, please go to the blog: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-31-la-grande-odalisque-by-jean-auguste-dominique-ingres
08:57
February 22, 2021
The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques Louis David
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I am exploring a work that represents one of the biggest political shifts in Western History. If you enjoy this episode, please consider leaving a rate and review! For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-30-the-coronation-of-napoleon-by-jacques-louis-david
09:24
February 1, 2021
Venus Victrix by Antonio Canova
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I continue the journey through Neoclassical art with Venus Victrix by Antonio Canova. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider giving a rate and review! Instagram: @accessible.art.history For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-30-venus-victrix-by-antonio-canova
08:52
January 25, 2021
The Oath of the Horatii by Jacques Louis David
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I venture into the world of Neoclassical art.  For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-29-the-oath-of-the-horatii-by-jacques-louis-david
08:14
January 18, 2021
The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I am exploring one of the great Rococo masterpieces: The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard.  For images and sources, please go to this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-27-the-swing-by-jean-honoré-fragonard
07:04
January 11, 2021
The Pilgrimage to Cythera
Season Six is kicking off with the Rococo period. Come learn all about this romantic style in this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast! For images and sources, please go to this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-26-the-pilgrimage-to-cythera-by-jean-antoine-watteau
08:15
January 4, 2021
The Astronomer by Johannes Vermeer
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I am continuing the journey through the Dutch Golden Age with The Astronomer by Johannes Vermeer. Come learn all about it! For images and sources, please visit this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-25-the-astronomer-by-johannes-vermeer
09:54
November 16, 2020
The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn
The Night Watch by Rembrandt is one of the most famous pieces of the Dutch Golden Age. It depicts a military procession but in a unique way. Come  learn all about it in this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast.  For images and sources, please visit this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-24-the-night-watch-by-rembrandt
09:58
November 9, 2020
The Abduction of Persephone
In this week's episode, we are exploring a Baroque sculpture by Gianlorenzo Bernini, It is called the Abduction of Persephone and is a depiction of the Greek myth. To learn more about it, keep on listening! Please rate and review if you enjoy! For images and sources, please go to this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-23-the-abduction-of-persephone
09:15
November 2, 2020
Samson and Delilah by Peter Paul Rubens
In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I am going to be discussing a work by Peter Paul Rubens. Samson and Delilah shows how Rubens was able to tell an entire story through a single moment. To learn more, make sure to listen! For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-22-samson-and-delilah-by-peter-paul-rubens
08:07
October 26, 2020
The Calling of St. Matthew by Caravaggio
The Calling of St. Matthew is a masterpiece of Baroque art by Caravaggio. Learn all about it in this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast! For images and sources, please check out this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-21-the-calling-of-st-matthew-by-caravaggio
07:46
October 19, 2020
The School of Athens
In this week's episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I explore the High Renaissance Masterpiece by Raphael. Painted between 1509-11, it is an homage to humanity's classical past.  For images and sources, please refer to this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-20-the-school-of-athens-by-raphael For updates and daily posts, follow on Instagram! @accessible.art.history
08:28
October 12, 2020
David by Michelangelo
David by the incredible Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo is a fascinating work of Biblical proportions. To learn more, listen to this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast. For images and sources, please visit this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-19-david-by-michelangelo
08:12
October 5, 2020
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most important works from the Renaissance. Come learn all about it with Accessible Art History: The Podcast.  For images and sources, please visit this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-18-the-last-supper-by-leonardo-da-vinci
09:49
September 28, 2020
The Arnolfini Portrait
The Arnolfini Portrait was painted by Jan van Eyck in the 15th century. It is a remarkable double portrait filled with symbolism. Come explore it in this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast. For images and sources, please visit this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-16-the-arnolfini-portrait
07:49
September 21, 2020
The Merode Altarpiece
The Merode Altarpiece is a devotional triptych from 15th century Burgundy. Come explore this amazing work from the Northern Renaissance with Accessible Art History: The Podcast.  For images and sources: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-16-the-merode-altarpiece
07:49
September 14, 2020
The Lamentation by Giotto
Giotto's Lamentation is not only beautiful, but represents a stepping stone in art history. Come learn all about it in this podcast episode!  For images and sources, please check out this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-15-the-lamentation-by-giotto
08:42
September 7, 2020
The Röttgen Pietà
The Röttgen Pietà is a gruesome statue depicting the Lamentation. Come learn all about it and medieval Christianity in this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast. For images and sources, please go to this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-14-the-röttgen-pietà 
07:13
August 31, 2020
Reliquary of St. Foy
St. Foy is one of the most famous saints in the Catholic Church. Come explore her reliquary and early medieval Christianity with this podcast episode! For images and sources, please visited the blog: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-13-st-foy-reliquary Make sure to follow Accessible Art History on Instagram: @accessible.art.history
10:21
August 24, 2020
The Lindisfarne Gospels
The Lindisfarne Gospels are a beautiful set of illuminated manuscripts from the 8th century. Come learn all about them in this podcast episode. For images and sources, please check out this blog post: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-12-lindisfarne-gospels And make sure to follow Accessible Art History on Instagram: @accessible.art.history
10:34
August 17, 2020
Christ as the Good Shepherd: Catacombs of Priscilla
Christ as the Good Shepherd from the Catacomb of Priscilla is one of the earliest images we have of Christ. Listen to this episode to find out more. For images and sources, please visit the blog: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-11-christ-as-the-good-shepherd
08:48
August 10, 2020
The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius
For the last episode of Season 2, we are going to examine this amazing bronze sculpture of the last emperor of the Pax Romana : Marcus Aurelius. For sources and images: https://www.accessiblearthistory.com/post/podcast-episode-10-the-equestrian-statue-of-marcus-aurelius
09:37
August 3, 2020
The Column of Trajan
In this week's episode, we are continuing our journey through Ancient Rome. The Column of Trajan is a magnificent Imperial Roman monument. Listen to this episode to find out all of the amazing details! For images and sources, please go to the Accessible Art History blog: https://accessiblearthisto.wixsite.com/home/post/podcast-episode-9-the-column-of-trajan
11:49
July 27, 2020
The Paintings of Pompeii
In this week's episode, we are travelling to Ancient Rome. Instead of focusing on a single piece, we are going to learn about an entire site: Pompeii. This is where art historians were able to learn about the four distinct painting styles that developed at this point in history. For images and sources, please visit our blog: https://accessiblearthisto.wixsite.com/home/post/podcast-episode-8-the-paintings-of-pompeii
13:42
July 20, 2020
The Winged Nike of Samothrace
This week's episode is a deep dive into one of the most famous sculptures in the world: The Winged Nike of Samothrace. We talk about how it represents a shift in art and the Hellenistic period.  For images and sources, please visit our website: https://accessiblearthisto.wixsite.com/home/post/podcast-episode-7-winged-nike-of-samothrace
11:45
July 13, 2020
Kritios Boy
Kritios Boy represents a giant leap in the creation of art. Listen to this episode to find out why!  For images and sources, please visit our blog: https://accessiblearthisto.wixsite.com/home/post/podcast-episode-6-kritios-boy
08:06
July 6, 2020
Funerary Mask of Tutankhamun
For the final episode of season 1, we are examining one of the most famous objects in art history: The Funerary Mask of Tutankhamun.  Listen to find out how this find had an impact on our understanding of Ancient Egypt. Sources and images can be found here: https://accessiblearthisto.wixsite.com/home/post/podcast-episode-five-mask-of-tutankhamun
15:28
June 29, 2020
Akhenaten Relief Carving
Akhenaten is one of the most controversial rulers in history. In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, we explore why!  For images and sources, please check out our blog: https://accessiblearthisto.wixsite.com/home/post/podcast-episode-4-akhenaten-relief-carving
10:31
June 22, 2020
The Stele of Hammurabi
The Stele of Hammurabi is an important art historical and archaeological piece. Dating from around 4000 years ago, it can tell us about both artistic traditions and political information. For images and sources, please check out our blog: https://accessiblearthisto.wixsite.com/home/post/podcast-episode-3-the-stele-of-hammurabi
08:51
June 15, 2020
The Lascaux Caves
The Lascaux caves hold some of the most important prehistoric paintings world. Come explore them in this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast! Show notes can be found here: https://accessiblearthisto.wixsite.com/home/post/podcast-episode-2-lascaux-caves
11:25
June 8, 2020
The Venus of Willendorf
The Venus of Willendorf is one of the most exceptional works of prehistoric sculpture. Come explore it with Accessible Art History! Sources and Images can be found on the Accessible Art History Blog: https://accessiblearthisto.wixsite.com/home/post/podcast-episode-1-venus-of-willendorf
08:35
June 1, 2020
Accessible Art History: The Podcast Trailer
This is the trailer for the new Accessible Art History Podcast! New episodes every week, starting June 1st. Please like, review, and subscribe! 
01:18
May 19, 2020