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Jo's Art History Podcast

Jo's Art History Podcast

By Jo McLaughlin
Join art historian Jo McLaughlin as she delves into the wonderful world of art history in a different way!

Jo’s aim is to begin breaking down the elitism which surrounds the subject of art history and believes in order to do so, it’s important to create a space where everyone from all walks of life have the opportunity to talk about art that is meaningful to them; as let’s face it, if you are passionate about something, you are going to be good at talking about it!

Painting, sculpture, architecture, jewellery, ceramics, design – no subject is off-limits on Jo’s Art History Podcast.
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54.2 The History Of Art Patronage With Will Jarvis. PART 2
Welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast and the FINAL episode of season 2! It’s a two-part special this week and I’m joined by art dealer Will Jarvis to discuss the history of art patronage! Will and I take you on a whistle-stop tour of art creation and support from cave paintings to the cutting edge contemporary market of today! It’s a great episode to close season 2 so I hope you enjoy it! Will also discusses Gertrude, his art subscription service and how that is changing the way people engage with the art market! Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: @josarthistory Website: josarthistory@gmail.com Guest: Will Jarvis. Email: will@gertrude.com Learn more about Gertrude here: https://gertrude.com/
01:03:04
April 19, 2022
54.1 The History Of Art Patronage With Will Jarvis PART 1
Welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast and the FINAL episode of season 2! It’s a two-part special this week and I’m joined by art dealer Will Jarvis to discuss the history of art patronage! Will and I take you on a whistle-stop tour of art creation and support from cave paintings to the cutting edge contemporary market of today! Will also discusses Gertrude, his art subscription service and how that is changing the way people engage with the art market! It’s a great episode to close season 2 so I hope you enjoy it! Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: @josarthistory Website: josarthistory@gmail.com Guest: Will Jarvis. Email: will@gertrude.com Learn more about Gertrude here: https://gertrude.com/
01:01:18
April 18, 2022
53. Why is Art Important?
Why is art Important? It’s a big question; and one that I have asked every guest on the podcast so far. So, join me this week as I try to unpack the multiple answers to this question with a little help of some of the podcast’s previous guests! Enjoy! Jo x
36:49
April 04, 2022
52. Celtic Mirrors & Iron Age Treasures with James Handley
Celtic Mirrors & Iron Age Treasures with James Handley Welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast!! We are nearing the end of Season 2 and this week I am bringing you something a little different - an episode all about Celtic Mirrors and Iron Age Treasure! This week, I sit down with British Artist James Handley to discuss something completely unique to Britain, Celtic Hand Held Mirrors which have been found all over the British Isles. But, I hear you ask, what are these mirrors so important? To begin with, they are incredibly rare, only been 29 or 30 of these incredible mirrors have been discovered. They are also incredibly detailed and complex in their design and build, which when you think about when they were first created (from approximately 300 B.C. to 70 A.D) it is beyond mind-blowing. We know very little about them but what they do offer modern-day viewers is a look into British Craft and Design History. James also discusses one of the greatest Celtic Art finds ever discovered in Britain, the Battersea Shield, as well as one of the biggest ‘Torc’ findings in Britain. This episode celebrates the craftsmanship, beauty and design of these objects and why they deserve to be considered as some of the greatest artworks ever made in Britain. Enjoy! Jo Guest: James Handley @jameshandleyart Mirror https://celticmirrors.org/#ironage I think I have decided on the objects (i believe we said we would choose 5?) that might work well on the podcast. 1) Desborough Mirror ( https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1924-0109-1 ) https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1924-0109-1 2) Chettle Down Mirror ( https://i1.wp.com/celticmirrors.org/images/chettleparkhoardLg2.jpg?ssl=1 ) 3) Birdlip Mirror ( https://i2.wp.com/celticmirrors.org/images/birdlipdecoratedLg.jpg?ssl=1 ) 4) The Great Snettisham Gold Torc ( https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1951-0402-2 ) https://blog.britishmuseum.org/how-do-you-put-on-a-torc/ https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1951-0402-2 https://mymodernmet.com/celtic-coin-hoard-boudica/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBu6cixcaxI 5) The Battersea Shield ( https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1857-0715-1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnOp3S2QUMs https://www.bridgemanimages.com/en/celtic/birdlip-mirror-c-50-ad-bronze/nomedium/asset/3854279
01:11:51
March 15, 2022
51. International Women’s Day Special with Jo McLaughlin
Happy International Women’s day! I could not think of a better way to mark this special day than to take a deep drive back into four previous podcast episodes which celebrated four brilliant women artists. Today I revisit my episodes all about Anna Atkins, Frida Kahlo, Peggy Angus and Tracey Emin. I loved dipping my toes back into these episodes and hope you enjoy them too! Happy International Women’s Day! Jo xx
53:05
March 08, 2022
50. Life: Full Colour with Sara McKee
It’s Episode 50 and oh my - I have quite the episode for you all this week! Today, I speak with the brilliant Sara McKee, who is an art historian and gallerist based in Caernarfon in Wales. After studying Art History at University Sara ’got herself real Job’ in the advertising and marketing world and soon enough made a name for herself in the industry. It wasn’t until the tragic death of her husband, however, that Sara decided to return to her first love - Art History. Fast forward 10 years Sara now runs Life: Full Colour, a gallery dedicated to supporting both artists and the community in where it is based. In this episode, Sara and I discuss the importance of creativity, why it is never too late for a career in the art world and why we should all be living our lives in Full Colour. A beautiful episode that will uplift and inspire. Thank you, Sara - it was a pleasure. Enjoy all! Jo
01:18:32
March 01, 2022
49. Salvador Dali with Cherish Marshall
Welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast! This week I am joined by British artist, Cherish Marshall, who will be sharing her love of all things Salvador Dali! Dali is now an iconic artist whose art seems to have worked its way into the fabric of our everyday living. Much like artists like Van Gogh, Dali is associated with certain items - such as melting clocks & surrealist landscapes - yet there is so much more to this great man! Cherish talks about 4 lesser-known works from the great artist and discusses beautifully why there is so much more to Dali than melting clocks and giant elephants!!! We discuss his ‘Jeremy Kyle’ levels of family up-bring, his love of bread, a late in life finding of religion, his money-making mentality and just what role he played in one of today’s biggest sweet brands - Chupa Chups!!! Another great episode and guest! I learned a lot in this episode and I’m sure you will too! Love, Jo xx Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: @josarthistory Guest Cherish Marshall Website: https://www.cherishmarshall.org/news-bio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cherishmemarshall/ Painting Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cherishmarshallpainting/ Image 1 - Figura en una finestra (Figure at the Window) - 1925, Oil on papier-mâché https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/collection/artwork/figura-finestra-figure-window Blog post mentioned in the episode: https://www.geoffharrisonarts.com/blog/tag/Ana+Maria+Dali Image 2 Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) 1929, Short Surreal Film This is the film that got Dali into the surrealist clan. The film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB7gd_t6WMQ Image 3 Chupa Chups Lolly pop - Design by Dali in 1969 https://www.logodesignlove.com/chupa-chups-logo https://blog.leoprinting.co.uk/blog/salvador-dali-chupa-chups-logo https://www.thedaliuniverse.com/en/news-dali-and-advertising Image 4 Bedroom of Bread - “Bread,” wrote Salvador Dalí in 1945, “has always been one of the oldest fetishistic and obsessive subjects in my work, the one to which I have remained the most faithful. ‘ https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/how-dali-transformed-dough-into-a-surreal-slice-of-life-139293.html https://ivc.lib.rochester.edu/breaking-dalinian-bread-on-consuming-the-anthropomorphic-performative-ferocious-and-eucharistic-loaves-of-salvador-dali/ Salvador house tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezvMuI_d0_A Timeline: https://thedali.org/about-the-museum/timeline/ Overview of Dali: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Dal%C3%AD#Exhumation Dali Museum: https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/
57:47
February 22, 2022
48. Artemisia Gentileschi with Rachel Vogeleisen
This week I sit down with photographer Rachel Vogeleisen to discuss 4 works from the brilliant Artemisia Gentileschi!!! Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter and is considered among the most accomplished seventeenth-century artists. In an era when women had few opportunities to pursue artistic training or work as professional artists, Gentileschi was the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence and she had an international clientele. Many of Gentileschi's paintings feature women from myths, allegories, and the Bible, including victims, suicides, and warriors. Gentileschi was known for being able to depict the female figure with great naturalism and for her skill in handling colour to express dimension and drama. Her achievements as an artist were long overshadowed by the story of Agostino Tassi raping her when she was a young woman and her participation in the trial of her rapist. Rachel and I discuss how this event shaped the art that she made, why she is a feminist icon and why her subjects are still (sadly) so relevant to today’s world. A great episode and I hope you enjoy it! Jo Host: Jo McLaughlin @josarthistory Guest: Rachel Vogeleisen Website: https://rachelvogeleisenprints.com Instagram @rachelvogeleisen SOME LINKS: Great overview and videos of Artemisia: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/baroque-art1/baroque-italy/a/gentileschi-conversion-of-the-magdalene And here: https://www.designartmagazine.com/2020/12/artemisia-gentileschi.html National Gallery Artemisia in 8 paintings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNsg6RnlJtI&t=618s National Gallery Series on restoring Self-portrait: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXX8s2aH5co&t=0s FKA Twigs on Artemisia Gentileschi for Google Arts and Culture: https://artsandculture.google.com/project/artemisia-gentileschi Judith slaying Holofernes https://www.uffizi.it/en/artworks/judith-beheading-holofernes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corisca_and_the_Satyr https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Slaying_Holofernes_(Artemisia_Gentileschi,_Naples) Judith and maidservant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_and_Her_Maidservant_(Detroit) Corsica and the satyr https://www.artemisiagentileschi.org/corisca-and-the-satyr/ Susanna and the elders.
54:38
February 15, 2022
47. Barbara Hepworth's St Ives Studio & Garden!
Barbara Hepworth is one of the greatest artists to ever come out of the UK. Achieving monumental heights of fame and success during her life, she developed a sculptural language that makes her work not only timeless but so instantly recognisable as her own. This week I take you on a whistle-stop tour of her life and work during her time living and working in her iconic studio and gardens in St.Ives!! I talk you through Hepworth’s practice, my experience while visiting her studio in St Ives, August 2021; and why I think it’s important to visit where an artist works to truly help understand what makes them tick as a creator. The studio was an experience which will stay with me forever and somewhere I cannot recommend enough should you find yourself in Cornwall and wondering how to spend a day!! I hope you enjoy it! Jo Instagram:@josarthistory Some links! Hepworth Estate: https://barbarahepworth.org.uk/st-ives/ Hepworth St Ives: https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/barbara-hepworth-museum-and-sculpture-garden Hepworth Wakefield: https://hepworthwakefield.org/ New Art Centre: https://www.sculpture.uk.com/barbara-hepworth Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Hepworth Tate: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/dame-barbara-hepworth-1274 My blog on the Hepworth Garden and Studio: https://www.josarthistory.com/post/down-the-rabbit-hole-barbara-hepworth-museum-and-sculpture-garden-st-ives VIDEO ON THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/dame-barbara-hepworth-1274/barbara-hepworth-sculpture-garden
40:20
February 08, 2022
46. The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape and Sexual Violence within Art History with Melody Thornton
TRIGGER WARNING This episode contains references to rape and sexual violence, which some listeners may find upsetting. Welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast.  This week I sit down with Melody Thornton to discuss the representations of rape and sexual violence within Art History. Melody talks us through 5 works from within the history of art which, on first appearance, seem perfectly innocent. We discuss misleading titles, the language used to describe / justify the scenes / what is happening and why these images continue to be celebrated within the history of art despite depicting violence towards women. This episode has left me asking more questions than it has given answers and I want to thank Melody for being such a brilliant guest and discussing this topic with me. Melody is incredibly knowledgeable about this subject, having had it inspire her series of photographic works which sees her save women throughout art history from their abusers as part of her master’s degree. Please check out her series via her Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/melodythorntonartist/ I completely understand this topic is not for everyone, however, art history is full of depictions of women (and men) suffering at the hands of an abuser and I feel it is important to have this conversation. There has been essays, catalogues and exhibitions based around this subject. Any episode I release is never meant to upset or anger anyone, only educate and start a discussion. Please do listen, this conversation is an important one. Links for further information: The un-heroic art: http://employees.oneonta.edu/farberas/arth/arth200/Heroic_Rape.html Leda and the Swan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leda_and_the_Swan_(Michelangelo) The Rape of Europa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rape_of_Europa_(Titian) Artemisia - Rape Survivor and her Revenge: https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/artemisia-gentileschi-rape-survivor-revenge/ Apollo and Daphne: https://www.carpediemrome.com/apollo-and-daphne/
56:02
February 01, 2022
45. Vincent Van Gogh with Mimi Cullen
He may be one of art history’s most iconic artists but there is a lot to Vincent Van Gogh which has become myth and legend - and some of it more damaging to his repetition than you might expect!! This week I am joined by Yorkshire based artist Mimi (Millie) Cullen to discuss the one, the only - Vincent Van Gogh. Mini takes a drive into Van Gogh life, his mental health struggles, discuss how ‘the ear’ incident (isn’t what it seems to be) and the love between Vincent and his brother Theo. We discuss three iconic works and discuss how being such a famous artist in death, is actually, sometimes, a bad thing. As people (aka me) tend to think there is nothing new to learn. It's a great episode with a great guest!  ENJOY!! For further information & learning: Vincent Sunflowers talk at the National Gallery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV4YGUAHPJU Sunflowers: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-25/van-gogh27s-sunflower-paintings-reunited-in-london/5218680 Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear: https://courtauld.ac.uk/highlights/self-portrait-with-bandaged-ear/ Starry Night: https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/the-starry-night/bgEuwDxel93-Pg?hl=en-GB Starry night Video Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/avant-garde-france/post-impressionism/v/vincent-van-gogh-the-starry-night Starry Night - Great art explained in 15 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk9L1N9bRRE Van Gogh Letters translated: http://vangoghletters.org/vg/by_period.html
01:01:31
January 25, 2022
44. The Art of Pride
Welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast Today we are celebrating the art of pride by taking a whistle-stop tour of 5 works that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Starting as a blog post back in 2020, I received a lot of attention from this blog and decided to turn it into an Instagram series. I learnt so much that it seemed a shame to leave it hidden in the depths of my Instagram / blog so I decided to turn it into a podcast episode! I hope you like it. Today I’ll be discussing the original pride flag, the first public monument to the LGBT+ community and how a Hackney street artist raised thousands of pounds in aid of celebrating Pride! Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram @josarthistory You can also find this podcast on Youtube! Links Blog article: https://www.josarthistory.com/post/the-art-of-pride Gilbert Baker: https://www.google.com/search?q=Gilbert+Baker%2C+Rainbow+Flag%2C+1978&oq=Gilbert+Baker%2C+Rainbow+Flag%2C+1978&aqs=chrome..69i57.120495j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Gay Liberation Monument: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Liberation_Monument Legacy Project: https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/frida-kahlo Keith Haring Foundation: https://foundationblog.haring.com/topics/gay-pride **The Glasgow Statue I was talking about in the episode is called the Duke of Wellington - not the Duke of Cumberland. Find more and his LGBTQ+ cone here: https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/new-lgbtqi-heritage-trail-launches-16765360 WATCH: It’s A Sin: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/its-a-sin Warning - it will break your heart.
35:22
January 18, 2022
43.2 Land Art with Liuka Jonynaite - 2 part special
This week’s episode is a two-part special all about land art!! I’m joined by the brilliant art historian Liuka Jonynaite who talks us through two iconic land artists - Walter De Maria and Michael Heizer. We discuss pushing the boundaries of land art, why its an important movement, what it means to create something which is only ever meant to be temporary, why photography is such an important tool in Land Art and what we can all learn about ourselves from looking at something which is only temporary! Before we hit record, I had never come across either artist but, since researching and speaking with Liuka, she has inspired me to learn even more about these two interesting Land artists. Each part of the episode focuses on each artist in particular - the conversation was so good I didn’t want to cut anything out so it's a bumper 2 part episode this week for you all! Part 1 Liuka and I discuss: - Walter De Maria Earth Room, Munich, and New York additions - Walter De Maria Mile Long Drawing Part 2 Liuka and I discuss: - Michael Heizer Double Negative - Michael Heizer Munich Depression and its digital execution in the Whitney Museum of Art Real Size Munich Rotary. Thank you so much to Liuka for a brilliant and insightful conversation! Guest: Liuka Jonynaite Host: Jo McLaughlin
44:09
January 13, 2022
43.1 Land Art with Liuka Jonynaite - 2 part special!
This week’s episode is a two-part special all about land art!! I’m joined by the brilliant art historian Liuka Jonynaite who talks us through two iconic land artists - Walter De Maria and Michael Heizer. We discuss pushing the boundaries of land art, why its an important movement, what it means to create something which is only ever meant to be temporary, why photography is such an important tool in Land Art and what we can all learn about ourselves from looking at something which is only temporary! Before we hit record, I had never come across either artist but, since researching and speaking with Liuka, she has inspired me to learn even more about these two interesting Land artists. Each part of the episode focuses on each artist in particular - the conversation was so good I didn’t want to cut anything out so it's a bumper 2 part episode this week for you all! Part 1 Liuka and I discuss: - Walter De Maria Earth Room, Munich, and New York additions - Walter De Maria Mile Long Drawing Part 2 Liuka and I discuss: - Michael Heizer Double Negative - Michael Heizer Munich Depression and its digital execution in the Whitney Museum of Art Real Size Munich Rotary. Thank you so much to Liuka for a brilliant and insightful conversation! Guest: Liuka Jonynaite Host: Jo McLaughlin
51:09
January 13, 2022
42. Art of the Deal Part 4 - Leo Castelli
Welcome back to part 4 of my series Art of the Deal! This time I'm taking you on a whistle-stop tour of the life of Italian/American art dealer Leo Castelli. Castelli was a powerhouse on the American art scene in the 1950s / 60s / 70s and helped champion the names of now art world superstars Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg! Castelli has left a lasting impact on the art scene as we know it and even mentored now mega dealer Larry Gagosian when he was starting out. I talk you through how Castelli ended up working in the art world at the age of 50, the 'Castelli Method' and how he forged lifelong bonds with the artists he showed. Castelli is an incredible character within the history of art and the art market and I hope you enjoy learning more about this brilliant dealer! Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/ Website: https://www.josarthistory.com/podcast Where can I find out more about Leo Castelli? There is a great chapter written about Castelli in Rogues’ Gallery by Philip Hook - available on Amazon. I picked up my copy for £3! You can hear Castelli speak about his life as a dealer in 1976 on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vxKIzFRGPA&t=229s The Art Story on Leo Castelli: https://www.theartstory.org/gallery-castelli-leo.htm You can read more about him here: https://somethingcurated.com/2019/06/12/the-life-legacy-of-legendary-new-york-art-dealer-leo-castelli/ Book Leo and his Circle - be warned it is pretty pricey: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leo-His-Circle-Life-Castelli/dp/1400044278 Artsy Article: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-leo-castelli-changed-art-market-forever Interview with Castelli and Roy Lichtenstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAW1Xipmpt0
35:02
January 04, 2022
41. Notre Dame with Alexandra Kiely
Trip to Paris anyone? This week on Jo’s Art History Podcast I’m joined by art historian Alexandra Kiely as she takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the incredible history of Norte Dame Cathedral in Paris! We discuss Norte Dame’s change of importance, use and of course, the fire which tore through it in 2019, as well as the conservation efforts taking place to return the world-famous cathedral to its former glory. Alexandra love for this great cathedral shines all the way throughout this episode and I’m so excited for you to listen, learn and enjoy! Guest: Alexandra Kiely Website: https://ascholarlyskater.com Writing on Art Magazine: https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/author/alexandra-kiely/ Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/ Website: https://www.josarthistory.com/podcast Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTilOMlJYes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdETgSLhjT0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYvhsyaiUeI
01:10:02
December 28, 2021
40. Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser at the V&A Museum
Fancy a trip down the rabbit hole? I know I do! On this week’s solo episode I review the blockbuster exhibition from the V&A Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser. I’m a massive fan of anything the V&A does and this exhibition was no exception. I take you on a whistle-stop walkthrough of the exhibition, offering my open and honest opinion on what I loved and what I did not about the V&A’s latest show. All opinions are my own and this visit was not sponsored in any way. Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/ Website: https://www.josarthistory.com/podcast V&A - Alice exhibition overview: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/inside-the-alice-curiouser-and-curiouser-exhibition V&A - VR Alice game: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/curious-alice-the-vr-experience V&A - Infinity Dress: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/the-infinity-dress-by-iris-van-herpen GQ Mag Tim Walker Alice: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/pirelli-2018-calendar Vogue Tim Walker: https://www.vogue.com/article/pirelli-calendar-2018-tim-walker Pierelli Calander: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirelli_Calendar Iris Van Herpen: http://www.irisvanherpen.com/ Alice in Wonderland history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27s_Adventures_in_Wonderland#Adaptations_and_influence History of the V&A: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_and_Albert_Museum Alice in Wonderland Opera/Ballet: https://www.roh.org.uk/productions/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-by-christopher-wheeldon
35:19
December 25, 2021
39. Is Photography and Art Form with Konsto
Hello and welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast - a podcast that celebrates all things art historical with your host Jo McLaughlin Today I sit down with Glasgow based photographer Brian Konstantinou aka Konsto to discuss a big question - Is Photography an Art Form? We discuss Konsto’s love of photography, his training, his inspiration and why photography has always been overlooked within art history. It’s a great chat and I can’t wait for you all to listen. Guest: Brian Konstantinou aka Konsto Website: https://www.bkphotography.co.uk/about-bk-photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bkweddingphoto/ Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/ Website: https://www.josarthistory.com/podcast
59:06
December 21, 2021
38. 3 Reasons The Art World Is Intimidating & What You Can Do To Overcome It.
3 reasons the art world is intimidating and what you can do to overcome it. Hello and welcome back to Jo’s Art History Podcast - a podcast that celebrates all things art historical. Today is a solo episode where I discuss an article I wrote in June 2021 entitled ‘3 reasons the art world is intimidating and what you can do to overcome it.’ When I published the article for Art Browser TV I got a lot of traction and a brilliant response from people, so I thought I would adapt what I had written into an episode. I discuss 3 reasons the art world seems intimidating - the buildings, the people and the prices! I hope I break these three barriers down for you to help you feel a little more comfortable in these spaces. Get out and see some art as art really is, for all!! Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/ Website: https://www.josarthistory.com/podcast
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December 14, 2021
37. Tracey Emin's Tent with Diane Ketteringham
Welcome Back to Jo’s Art History Podcast! On today’s episode, I sit down with UK artist Diane Ketteringham to discuss one of contemporary art history’s most iconic works of art - Tracey Emin’s Tent! A.K.A: Everyone I have Ever slept with 1963 - 1995. Diane takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the history of the piece, what it was like sitting inside the work itself and the fire which destroyed it. Diane also discusses Tracey’s astrological chart and what this tells us about the artists’ characteristics and her practice as well as introducing us to Emin’s iconic Quilt and embroidery work! A great episode on the brilliant Tracey Emin - Enjoy!! Guest: Diane Ketteringham Website: https://dianeketteringham.art/art/ Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/ Website: https://www.josarthistory.com/podcast
50:13
December 14, 2021
36.2 Famous Art Cameos in Movies Part 2 with Nico Paws
It’s episode 36 & this week sees the return of Famous Art Cameos in Movies Part 2 From Under the Sea to Notting Hill & Mr Bean to Beauties and Beasts - Nico Paws returns to the podcast along with host Jo McLaughlin to discuss more of the best art cameos the film industry has to offer! You will be amazed at how many brilliant art cameos have happened right before your eyes in some of the greatest movies of all time! Thank you to everyone who voted for this series to return for a part 2! We have split this episode into two so make sure and check out the second part of the episode! Jo! Guest: Nico Paws Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicopaws_/ Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/ Website: https://www.josarthistory.com/podcast
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December 14, 2021
36.1 Famous Art Cameos in Movies Part 2 with Nico Paws
It’s episode 36 & this week sees the return of Famous Art Cameos in Movies Part 2 From Under the Sea to Notting Hill & Mr Bean to Beauties and Beasts - Nico Paws returns to the podcast along with host Jo McLaughlin to discuss more of the best art cameos the film industry has to offer! You will be amazed at how many brilliant art cameos have happened right before your eyes in some of the greatest movies of all time! Thank you to everyone who voted for this series to return for a part 2! We have split this episode into two so make sure and check out the second part of the episode! Jo Guest: Nico Paws Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicopaws_/ Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/ Website: https://www.josarthistory.com/podcast
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December 13, 2021
SEASON TWO INCOMING - Dec 14th, 2021.
Hello and welcome back to Jo's Art History Podcast!  I'm delighted to be returning December 14th 2021 with not one, not two but THREE new episodes! I look forward to seeing you then!  Until then, keep learning and remember, art is for all!! Jo xx
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December 08, 2021
35. Georgia O’Keeffe with Joanne Oatts
It’s the final episode of season one!  Yes, after 35 weeks of non-stop art history content, I thought now would be the perfect time to round off season one is style - and I promise we are going out on a high! On today’s episode I sit down with artist and art historian Joanne Oatts to discuss one of Art History’s most iconic female artists - Georgia O’Keeffe! O’Keeffe is one of those artists who was all too quickly pigeon holed as a creative who solely painted flowers and that contained highly sexualised undertones. I am happy to report however she is far more than that! Thanks to an continued effort of art historians around the world, as well as a blockbuster exhibition at the Tate Modern in 2016 O’Keeffe’s outpour has been rightly reevaluated showing the artist in all her glory. Joanne a.k.a. Jo takes us on a whistle stop tour of some of O’Keeffe’s outpour and we discuss 5 works which highlight the varied creative developments of the artist’s life. O’Keeffe was an absolute powerhouse. Not only as an artist but as a woman and I can think of no better artists to round off season one of the Jo’s Art History Podcast with. Sit back and relax as Jo and I discuss the amazing Georgia O’Keeffe. Guest: Joanne Oatts Website: https://www.jroattsart.com/collection-horizons http://joanneoatts.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jroattsart/ The Outvertising Podcast: https://www.outvertising.org/podcast Host: Jo McLaughlin Website: https://www.josarthistory.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/?hl=en Further Reading Whitney Museum: https://whitney.org/artists/962 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: https://collections.okeeffemuseum.org/ New Mexico Landscape with O’Keeffe: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/articles/new-mexico-landscapes-that-inspired-georgia-okeeffe/ New Yorker Interview: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1974/03/04/the-rose-in-the-eye-looked-pretty-fine Great Introduction Videos: The Art History School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNonjbHI1Cw O’Keeffe at Tate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h14j6GKFf60 M2M - Great interview with the artist herself! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCwwttOl5og
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June 07, 2021
34. The Barbican - Living in an Architectural Experiment with Gaby and Howard of GreyScape
Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast! It’s episode 34 and the penultimate episode of season one and today, I have something really special for you all! As some of you may remember my second episode of the Jo’s Art history Podcast was all about The Barbican, the incredible brutalist social housing estate in London which people either love or love hate. If you have listened to the episode, you will know I love the barbican and everything it stands for, so I was beyond delighted when the brilliant Gaby and Howard who live in the Barbican got in touch to suggest an episode offering an insider’s view of living there! Which is exactly what this episode is! Gaby and Howard offer a unique inside look into living in an architectural experiment, the changing perception of the Barbican throughout their history of living there and how this amazing building has kicked started GreyScape, their online site which celebrates and discusses all things Brutalist architecture and the amazing ‘concrete community’ this has now formed over the last 4 years! This is a really special conversation where Gaby and Howard talk openly about the ever evolving opinion and interactions about the Barbican and how the city and it’s opinion of the estate has evolved, why Brutalist architecture gets a bad name and suggest why it is so important to look again at these buildings and what they tell us about the time periods in which they were built. Thank you so much to Gaby and Howard. It was a privilege. Enjoy everyone - this one is special. J x Guests: Gaby & Howard of GreyScape Website: https://www.greyscape.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barbican_city_of_london/ The Barbican: https://www.barbican.org.uk
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May 31, 2021
33. Going Back To Museums & Galleries After Covid-19
Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast! It’s episode 33 and this week I discuss museums and galleries being open once again after a new lifting of restrictions in the UK. As a lover of art I was straight out the door and back in museums, but after reading in the paper there was still a large divide of people feeling comfortable in these spaces, I thought I would offer my thoughts and experience of how I have found being back in the art world since restrictions have lifted. I talk personal experiences in the art world, why I felt very safe in the museums I have visited and offer up a few tips and tricks for those who may not be comfortable being back in large institutions yet, but would still very much like to see some art. If you have any tips yourself, I would love you to share them! Makes sure to follow me on Instagram: @josarthistory And check out my website: www.josarthistory.com
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May 24, 2021
32. Harry Beck: The Man who Designed the London Underground Map!!
Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast! It’s episode - and this week I sit down with the brilliant Graphic designer Tilly Haley to discuss one of the WORLDS (not just the UK’s) greatest designs! THE LONDON UNDERGROUND MAP! Although the London Underground opened in the 1860s and it probably worthy of a podcast episode it itself - it is the London Underground Tube Map which is taking centre stage today. Although it had several maps designs during its long duration of operation, the map we use today has been developed from an original design Harry (Henry) Beck. What is even more interesting is Beck was not a designer - but an engineer who worked for the underground and designed his map in his own time. Although originally knocked back as ‘too radical’, Beck persisted his design would revolutionise how people used the underground - and he wasn’t half spot on!! Tilly talks us through the design developments of the underground map before, during and after Beck’s time and we celebrate the legacy of this incredible man who single handedly It isn’t all sunshine and daisies here though - like any good story there are of course a few villains thrown it! This is a brilliant chat about one of the world’s most iconic maps, which really, isn’t a map at all! Intrigued? Listen to discover all!! ---- Henry (Harry) Beck: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Beck https://www.openculture.com/2018/04/the-genius-of-harry-becks-1933-london-tube-map.html History of the London Underground Video I mention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA9g7fDWnok https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/about-tfl/culture-and-heritage/londons-transport-a-history/london-underground/a-brief-history-of-the-underground Hutchinson’s Blog Post we mention: https://bryarsandbryars.co.uk/man-who-sacked-harry-beck-rethinking-harold-hutchison/ London Transport Museum Archive:https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/maps/item/1980-393 London 2021 Silver Poster Medals Poster: https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/london-2012-silver-medals-poster-33153
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May 17, 2021
31. Caravaggio with Jeff Musser
Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast! It’s episode 31 and this week I sat down with contemporary artist Jeff Musser to discuss 3 incredible works by the ORIGINAL art world bad boy Caravaggio. Born in Milan in 1571 to humble beginnings, Caravaggio went onto ROCK the art world with his incredible handling of light, perception and people within his depictions. He is one of those artists whose work looks so real, you can almost feel the pain and ecstasy of the people he depicts in his works. Jeff talks to us about three lesser discussed works by Caravaggio which hold a significant importance to him. These are: The Crucifixion Of Saint Peter The Conversion Of Saint Paul The Madonna Of The Pilgrims Jeff’s passion and love for Caravaggio is immediately evident and my mind is still blown away at how brilliant this chat was. I would seriously recommend you look up the three works we talk about as no matter how much Jeff and I try and describe how amazing they are - it is not as good as getting a sense for them yourself. Sit back, relax and enjoy! This episode is something special! Guest info: Jeff Musser Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeff.musser.art/ Website: http://www.jeffmusser.com/ Further reading: https://www.haberarts.com/caravag2.htm nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/michelangelo-merisi-da-caravaggio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Calling_of_St_Matthew_(Caravaggio) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversion_on_the_Way_to_Damascus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucifixion_of_Saint_Peter_(Caravaggio)#:~:text=The%20painting%20depicts%20the%20martyrdom,same%20manner%20as%20Jesus%20Christ.
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May 10, 2021
30. Art and Curation In The Time of Covid-19 in Latin America with Gisselle Girón.
Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast. It’s episode 30 and in today’s episode we are taking you online to look at a selection of Latin American artists and their response to making during the Covid-19 crisis with the help of my guest, curator and art historian, Gisselle Girón. Gisselle works between the UK and Peru and takes us on a whistle stop tour of 5 examples of Latin American Artists who have rejected the traditional display paths - such as museums and galleries in favour of online, virtual platforms. Gisselle speaks so beautifully and passionately about the importance of breaking down traditional viewing perceptions, why the internet is a tool to make art accessible and just how we can all become patrons to contemporary artists living and working today. It’s a long episode at 1 hour and a half but I was so in awe of Giselle who makes some really brilliant points throughout the episode it did not feel right to edit it down to 1 hour! Stick the kettle on, sit back and enjoy - it is a brilliant episode! J x Guest Details: My website: https://gissellegiron.com/ My email: gisselle.giron@gmail.com Gisselle Girón (Lima) is a curator and art historian working between the UK and Peru. She has been part of the collective processes behind the digital platform Gifggenheim and the working office Oficina M20 - Hotel Savoy. She recently curated the digital exhibition "Maldita Primavera" for Abrir Galería, the solo exhibition "Voces Familiares, un jardín, un dron, el ajedrez y una canción" by Elena Tejada-Herrera, and has been steward of the project "DAFFPDSE: Diagrama Arqueológico del Futuro en Flujo: Plastic Dreams -Sueños de Esponja" by Marisabel Arias. On her website you can find all the gossip and details about her work, as well as songs, memes and other recommendations to keep on living: https://gissellegiron.com/ Links to Artwork Kathryn Paucar's website: https://kathrynpaucar.hotglue.me/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathrynpaucar/ Obras de Arte Comentadas https://www.instagram.com/obrasdeartecomentadas/ Website: https://obrasdeartecomentadas.com/cursos/ Obras de Arte Comentadas' Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/obrasdeartecomentadas/posts 3. Bexpo 8's Discord invite: https://discord.com/invite/Qb7A8gA Platform Discord: https://discord.com 4. Dani de la Torre: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DanidelaTower Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danidelatower/ 5. https://www.instagram.com/oh.no.lulu/ Luciana Ponte's project "Lalulula.tv": https://lalulula.tv/ Project: https://casaequis.com/ Luciana Ponte's "No NTIEN2 XQ T KIERO": https://hubs.mozilla.com/WpxZNJF/no-ntien2-xq-t-kiero/?
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May 03, 2021
29. Peggy Angus with Clare Dales
Well what an episode I have for you today!! Ever heard of Peggy Angus? I certainly hadn’t until the brilliant Clare Dales got in touch to tell me all about this incredible woman. Peggy Angus was a British designer, artist and educator born in 1904. Although born in Chile, her family relocated back to the UK when she was 5 and she grew up in Muswell Hill, London. At 17, she won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art and studied alongside now world renowned artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden; just to name drop a few. Peggy is best known for her love of pattern and design and spent a large part of her career making incredible patterned tile designs/murals for architectural projects around the UK as well as hand made wall paper. Let me repeat that. HAND-MADE wall paper. Within the cannon of art history, she has very much slipped into the shadows but thanks to an exhibition at the Tower Gallery in Eastbourne in the UK in 2014, more is known about this great artists. Clare takes us on a brilliant whistle stop tour of Peggy’s life and work and set the scene beautifully for allowing us to understand the challenges Peggy faced as an artist working after World War 1 and World War 2. You are going to love this - so sit back and relax as we discuss the INCREDIBLE Peggy Angus! Additional links and info: For a quick over view: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Angus And: https://moda.mdx.ac.uk/creativity-co-creation/peggy-angus/ Obituary: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-peggy-angus-1501622.html Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jul/06/peggy-angus-warrior-painter-designer-tiles-wallpaper Images: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/jul/06/peggy-angus-designs-forgotten-warrior-in-pictures?page=with:img-1 The tile company: https://www.dorsetlife.co.uk/2016/08/carters-tile-manufactory/ The New Craftsmen: https://www.thenewcraftsmen.com/news-and-events/post/finding-peggy-angus The festival of Britain & Peggy’s Tiles: https://heritagecalling.com/2017/05/10/7-remarkable-survivals-from-the-festival-of-britain/ All images referred to on the podcast will be Host: Clare Dales www.claredales.com Twitter: @clare_dales Instagram:  @claredalesart Facebook: Clare Dales Art Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ClareDalesCreative
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April 26, 2021
28. The 'Ideal' Female Form in Art with Bryony Large
Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast  Today I sit down with art historian Bryony Large for a brilliant conversation discussing the changing representation of the female figure throughout art history and what is/was considered as ‘the ideal female form.’ This is a massive topic as you can imagine and Bryony has done an amazing job at selecting 4 corner stone works from within the Canon of Art History as a way of introducing this topic and to get you thinking about the changing perception of the female form. We discuss the male gaze in classical art history in Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and what is arguably believed to be the first painting ever that sees a woman own her sexuality,  Manet’s Olympia. We also discuss Jenny Saville, an artist who as Bryony so brilliantly puts it is ‘the destroyer of false fetishes’ as well as discussing the lack of representation of disabled bodies and why Marc Quinn’s Alison Lapper sculpture is so important to make you think and look again at not only what we do see, but what we do not see represented within art! Guest: Bryony Large Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/confessionsofanartjunkie/?hl=en Website: https://www.confessionsofanartjunkie.com/ Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://linktr.ee/josarthistory Website: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory Works discuss & Further Reading: 1) Birth of Venus (1485/86) by Sandro Botticelli Great Artsy Article about the Importance of Venus in culture: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-botticellis-birth-venus-pop-culture https://www.headstuff.org/culture/visual-arts/the-birth-of-venus-botticelli/ The male gaze: https://www.google.com/search?q=the+male+gaze+in+art&oq=the+male+gaze+in+art&aqs=chrome..69i57.4638j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Women in Art: https://artsandculture.google.com/usergallery/the-portrayal-of-women-throughout-history/WwIyY2IMPqeoKw 2) Olympia (1863) by Edouard Manet Article: https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/edouard-manet-olympia 3) Propped (1992) by Jenny Saville Articles: https://www.artlyst.com/features/jenny-saville-propped-1992-significant-works-sue-hubbard/ 4) Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005) by Marc Quinn (sculpture) Guardian Article: https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/sep/13/arts.artsnews Alison Lapper Website: https://www.alilapper.com/about
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April 19, 2021
27. Is Drawing Important With Brian Kielt
⭐ WELCOME BACK TO THE JO’S ART HISTORY PODCAST ⭐ It is good to be back with a fresh new episode after a week off! It’s Episode 27 and today, I sat down with artist, Brian Kielt, to discuss how different artists tackle the practise and concept of drawing. When Brian suggested talking about this, I had never really given much thought to the history and importance of drawing within art; but as you will see from our chat, where we take a deep dive into the works of FIVE artists, no two of approach drawing in the same way nor hold it in the same importance within their practise. From the sketchbooks of Leonardo  Di Vinci and the loose markings of Maggi Hambling, to the final work of Francis Bacon and erased masterpieces, Brian and I ask the questions: Is drawing important? When did collecting drawings become the norm in the art world? And… If an artist draws on a napkin - is it a work of art because it’s by the hand of an artist - or is it just a doodle? This was an excellent chat which really got me thinking about just how varied EVERYONE'S approach to drawing is. And that really - there is no right and wrong way of drawing - it's something that comes down to personal taste and practise. I’d love to know your thoughts so please do get in touch! Contact info below! Guest: Brian Keilt Instagram Website: https://www.briankielt.com/ Twitter: Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: @josarthistory Website: www.josarthistory.com Email: josarthistory@gmail.com
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April 12, 2021
REVISIT - Frida Kahlo with Rebecca Milford
I've decided to give myself a wee Easter holiday this week and following on from International Women's month I have dipped into the podcast archive to revisit this brilliant episode all about Frida Kahlo with Rebecca Milford! To remind you: On today’s podcast Jo sits down with Rebecca Milford, founder of cosmic cures, about one of the 20th century’s most iconic figures - FRIDA KAHLO. Frida Kahlo is a larger than life icon in today’s society, but throughout her life suffered not only immense pain due to an accident which happened to the artist in her youth, but was known as the wife of the famous Mexican mural painter, Diego Rivera, only really began receiving recognition in the few years before her death. Known for her powerful self portraits Kahlo is now a force to be reckoned with in the history of art. Join Jo and Rebecca as they discuss Frida’s works, her rocky relationship with her husband Diego, the illnesses that plagued her and her love of life. Guest: Rebecca Milford Website: https://www.cosmiccures.co.uk/ Instagram: @cosmic_cures Host: Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory Artworks: The Henry Ford Hospital, 1932 The Two Fridas, 1939 The Broken Column, 1944 Viva la Vida, 1952 Case Azul, The Blue House now the Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico. All images referred to on the show can be found on my website here: www.josarthistory.com or on my Instagram page @josarthistory Frida Kahlo Resources: This is a GREAT overview video about the life and works of Frida Kahlo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Vz9xdMNuA Tour of Casa Azule - this also give you a wee look into Kahlo’s wardrobe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCT4hrZiQaY A great wee video on the the painting The Two Frida’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vigep1nYT6o There are also several books written on Frida which you can find in any good book shop and there is also a film made about her life which stars Salma Hayek. This film was released in 2002 and can be watched on youtube for c.£2.50. (Please note this price was actuate at the time of recording - this may have changed)
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April 05, 2021
26. Perfume as Practise with Michael Borkowsky
It’s episode 26 of Jo’s Art History Podcast! Well, I have an incredibly fascinating episode for you all this week! Today, I sit down with artist and perfumer of the people, Michael Borkowsky to talk about the history of perfume and WHY this is an art form in itself. From magical positions for everlasting youth to bottling the scent of the new modern day woman, Michael takes us on a whistle stop tour on the art of perfume through the ages. Only discovering and falling in love with the art and practise of making perfume few years ago, it has taken Michael on an incredible journey of history and alchemy which has now intertwined into his artistic practise. What is even more interesting though is perfume has always held an important place within different societies throughout the history of the world. This is an incredibly interesting chat with Michael and we also mention his absolutely brilliant series on youtube called ‘Plague for Plague Sake’ which you can find a link to in the show notes below! Michael has an incredibly interesting practise so please do check him out below: Guest: Michael Borkowsky Artist & Perfumer of the people! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mborkowsky/ Website: https://www.michaelborkowsky.com/ Contact: borkowskyart@gmail.com Michael runs Frontier Gallery: https://www.instagram.com/fronteer_art/ Michael’s Series Plague for Plague’s sake: https://www.instagram.com/mborkowsky/channel/ Notes from Michael at a glance & Further reading: Tapputi the Chemist (1200 BC) - Tapputi is considered to be one of the worlds first perfumers. She used flowers and herbs local to Egypt and combined them with water and solvents which were subsequently filtered. Her perfume making process and use of local materials has informed a facet of my own work, whereby I have made fragrances using Sheffield's river water in order to evoke a sense of place. As an aside, Egypt was also the country that founded the idea of the perfume bottle, which in itself is steeped in history. Short Video on the History of Tapputi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baHU3GL2J-Y Article on the history of Tapputi: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/10/29/tapputi/ Hungary Water (1370-1470 AD) - One of the first alcohol-based perfumes created in Europe, Hungary Water has somewhat dubious origins but was thought to be created by an alchemist-Monk as a possible means to cure Queen Elizabeth of Hungary's headaches. As such, it's an example of how perfume was used as medicine. This provided me with inspiration to create a video series, entitled 'Plague for Plague's Sake', that sees me recreate some somewhat dubious historical plague cures by utilising the art of perfumery. Lush - History of Hungry Water: https://uk.lush.com/ingredients/queen-hungary-water Hungary Water Wiki Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary_water Victorians and Flowers (1850 - 1900) - While the idea that flowers have symbolic meaning has been recognised for centuries, it was popularised by the Victorians, where deciphering the meanings became both a pastime and a way of sending messages. The idea that scent can be a means of communication highlights how perfume can be an art form. The Language of Flowers: https://bit.ly/36Dnkgl What did Victorian Ladies Smell like: https://bust.com/style/19232-a-victorian-lady-s-guide-to-perfume.html Chanel No 5 (1921) - Chanel No 5 was created by the perfumer Earnest Beaux in 1921 for Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel as a means of appealing to the progressive feminist attitudes of 1920's women. Beaux offered Chanel 10 vials of scent, and her favourite was the 5th vial, hence the name Chanel No 5. Chanel also believed she had something of an affinity with the number 5, which may have influenced her decision. The narrative of how Chanel No 5 came about is a story of collaboration, superstition and artistry which influences my...
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March 29, 2021
25. Finding Your Way Into The Arts with Nico Paws
⭐ Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast! ⭐ It’s episode 25 and I thought I would try something a little different today. I sit down with regular podcast guest Nicole McLaughlin aka, Nico Paws, to talk about how each of us ended up finding our way into the arts. Although Nicole and I are sisters and we would definitely class ourselves as creatives, our paths into study and work COULD NOT BE more different. Nicole and I ask each other 5 questions about our education, why we picked the subjects we did, why we like art, what we wish we knew and any advice for anyone going forward into the working world or thinking of studying an arts based subject. When I was studying, I would of found something like this really helpful. Just to see that the road into education is not always a straight line and that feeling intimidated or not good enough is part of the experience and something everyone goes through. Furthermore, I would of found it great to know that  learning  to overcome these feelings is also an important part of the journey! I hope you enjoy! Jo x
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March 23, 2021
24. Art As An Immersive Experience with Lauren Harrison
Welcome Back!! This week on the Jo’s Art History podcast I sit down with Leeds based visual artist and art world professional Lauren Harrison to discuss the idea of art as a full immersive experience. Well, first of all, what do we mean by saying ‘a full immersive experience'; as this is not a phrase really associated with art and the art world. Well - it should be and there are plenty of artists out there creating incredible works which soul success lie in audience interaction and participation. Lauren talks us through three such examples of ‘art as a full immersive experience’ and we debate the pros and cons of the art world fully embracing the digital age. This is an incredible chat which really will get you thinking. So sit back and relax as Lauren and I discuss, Art as an Immersive Experience. Guest: Lauren Harrison Website: https://laurenharrisonartist.wordpress.com/ Email: lcharrison89@googlemail.com Instagram: Brews_&_Chats Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://linktr.ee/josarthistory Website: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory 1. Pipilotti Rist '‘Selfless in the Bath of Lava’. (1994) Video of the artist in a sea of lava and fire looking up from a small hole in the floor of the gallery forcing the audience to physically manipulate themselves to see the piece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so0FkUr6jtA&ab_channel=MeganMantia Google Arts & Culture: https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/selfless-in-the-bath-of-lava-pipilotti-rist/ngGN2VwAME_IZQ?hl=en 2. Van Gogh experience https://www.vangoghexpo.co.uk/about-the-exhibition/ VR experience of Van Goghs work where the audience gets to walk 'amongst' the pieces and immerse themselves in digital paintings. The space as they know it is transformed as they explore the world that has been created for them. The Light workshop in Paris: https://www.atelier-lumieres.com/en 3. Chris Milk - Treachery of The Sanctuary (2012) http://milk.co/treachery The audience interacts with the piece across 3 panels that represent birth, death and transfiguration - Without their participation, the piece could not exist. Some other artists of interest: TeamLab: https://www.teamlab.art/
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March 16, 2021
23. Anna Atkins and the Cyanotype with Josie Purcell
Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast and welcome to my first International Women’s Day Special! And what a a treat we have in store for you today! Ever heard of Anna Atkins? Well, you will definitely not forget her after this incredible chat with photographer and photographic artist Josie Purcell! Anna Atkins is THE FIRST PERSON EVER to create a photo book with her 1843 Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions. How did she create this I hear you ask? Using the Cyanotype printing process!!  Listen to find out more about this incredible woman who helped make great advancements not only in art but within Science and botany. Happy International Women’s Day! Guest: Josie Purcell Website: https://www.josiepurcellphotography.com/about Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josieshutterpod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheShutterPod Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: @josarthistory Website: www.josarthistory.com What is Cyanotype: https://theartling.com/en/artzine/what-are-cyanotypes-brilliant-blue-print/ Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanotype#:~:text=Cyanotype%20is%20a%20photographic%20printing,ammonium%20citrate%20and%20potassium%20ferricyanide Notes on Anna from Josie: Anna Atkins is often described as the first person to create a photo book with her 1843 Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions. Her mother died when she was still a young girl and it was her father, a scientist and the first president of the Royal Entomological Society of London, who encouraged, and enabled, her interest in science. Women were frustratingly denied the option to follow their passions at that time, but fortunately for Anna, she was able to develop her interest in botany, including as a botanical illustrator and then using the Cyanotype process, which was invented by family friend Sir John Herschel. Through her family’s standing in society, she was able to attend meetings at the Royal Society where photography and science were discussed, something very few women could dream of accessing. Anna joined one of the few scientific societies open to women, The Botanical Society of London, in 1839. Anna produced two more books with her friend Anne Dixon: Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns (1853) and Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns (1854). View Anna’s Cyanotype Volume 1 here: https://nhm.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/view/BookReaderViewer/44NHM_INST/12190875980002081 Anna Atkins: https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/1507/anna-atkins-british-1799-1871/ https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/anna-atkins-cyanotypes-the-first-book-of-photographs.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAmfmABhCHARIsACwPRAAwRzMg3M73lg0L9JsnEgbkkRYOMu8YGMZgfiFYLmqI5IcVMCKBEZsaAvbWEALw_wcB History of Photobooks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo-book#:~:text=What%20is%20arguably%20the%20first,was%20created%20by%20Anna%20Atkins.
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March 09, 2021
22. Banksy with Verity Babbs
Calling all street art lovers - this one is for you ;) Join Jo as she sits down with art historian, broadcaster and writer Verity Babbs as she speaks about the British super star that is BANKSY!! A prolific street artist and lets be honest - total enigma, Banksy has in recent years re-written the rules for street artists all over the world. Verity, talks us through 5 of the artist’s most iconic works; not only pointing out their importance within the history of art but their powerful messages within. Banksy is an artist banging the drum for social change, art for all and more importantly, sticking the middle finger up to those deserving of being brought down a peg or two. We talk boats, theme parks and shopping trollies in Monet’s famous Lilly pond!. A great episode not to be missed! Guest: Verity Babs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veritybabbsart/ Youtube: https://linktr.ee/veritybabbsart Website: https://linktr.ee/veritybabbsart Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/ Youtube: https://linktr.ee/josarthistory Website: https://linktr.ee/josarthistory ALL WORKS CAN BE VIEWED ON MY INSTAGRAM PAGE @josarthistory OR MY WEBSITE. Further Reading: Show Me the Monet. Great TV interview in the gallery in this link too: https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/contemporary-art-evening-auction-2/banksy-show-me-the-monet Pest Control - Banky’s Authentication site: https://pestcontroloffice.com/auth1.asp Dismaland: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/aug/20/banksy-dismaland-a-theme-park-unsuitable-for-children-in-pictures http://dismaland.co.uk/ https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/08/dismaland/ French Embassy: https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/news/interactive-banksy-mural-french-embassy-london-criticises-treatment-refugees-552401768 Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/jan/24/banksy-uses-new-artwork-to-criticise-use-of-teargas-in-calais-refugee-camp Is Neil Buchanan BANKSY?: Article: https://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/50414/1/is-neil-buchanan-actually-banksy-an-expert-weighs-in https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/arts-and-culture/art/photographer-delighted-find-banksy-style-artwork-his-northampton-driveway-2972155
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March 02, 2021
21. Vermeer's Women with Lloyd Spencer
Welcome back to the Jo's Art History Podcast! It's episode 21! This week I sit down with artist and art historian Lloyd Spencer to talk about one of the greatest artist to ever live - VERMEER! Now considered a master of the Dutch Golden Age, Vermeer only ever completed 35 paintings within his life. What is even more interesting is that the majority of these paintings feature women as the main or only subject! But, WHY?? Lloyd has gone above and beyond for this episode by creating a website where he has complied his notes and images we discuss in the podcast called Vermeer’s Women. Please find the link in the show notes below: Lloyd’s website Vermeer’s Women: https://spark.adobe.com/page/S7eCXQtK43p8M/ So it back and relax as Lloyd and I discuss Vermeer’s love of depicting women, his incredible attention to detail, his love of primary colours and why it is important to look and think again about this incredible body of work! Guest: Lloyd Spencer Website: https://theheartofleeds.com/ Email: lloydspencer@mac.com Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory Youtube: https://linktr.ee/josarthistory Website: https://linktr.ee/josarthistory Essential Vermeer WEBSITE - your one stop shop for all Vermeer paintings and everything you ever need to know!! http://www.essentialvermeer.com/ Vermeer: Master of Light: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEior-0inxU Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM_IzEAv5d4 BBC Doc- The Madness of Vermeer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKoUWm89Wv8 What is a camera Obscurer: https://www.hsm.ox.ac.uk/camera-obscura Essential Vermeer on Instagram,: https://www.instagram.com/essentialvermeer/
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February 23, 2021
20. The Colourful World of David Hockney with Hannah Lingard
Welcome back art history lovers to the Jo's Art History Podcast! It's episode 20 and today I sit down with British artist Hannah Lingard to discuss the colourful world of David Hockney! A key figure in British contemporary art - Hockney’s love of colour is one of the artist’s defining features! Something else Hockney is known for is his love of exploration and not pigeonholing his artistic practise - something Hannah and I both love about the artist!! So join Hannah and I as we discuss the colourful world of David Hockney, his love of exploration, iPad drawings and why you should never stop challenging yourself! Guest: Hannah Lingard Website: https://hannahlingard.squarespace.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannahlingard/ Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory Youtube: https://linktr.ee/josarthistory Website: https://linktr.ee/josarthistory The three Hockney works we talk about: The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in Twenty-Eleven, 365.8x975.4cm Barry Humphries, 26th, 27th, 28th March 2015, 48x36in, acrylic on canvas. Self portrait, 20 March 2012, iPad drawing, 2012 Hockney Further Reading Hockney Ipad drawings: https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/my-window-iphone-paintings-by-david-hockney-of-the-changing-seasons-outside-the-window-of-his-yorkshire-home/ http://www.annelyjudafineart.co.uk/exhibitions/the-arrival-of-spring-david-hockney RA 81 Portraits and 1 still life: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/name/david-hockney-ra#cv https://www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus/en/exhibitions/david-hockney-portraits High & Low Art: https://www.therapidian.org/high-and-low-art Hockney in the 1986 doc for the BBC: https://www.mrandmrsclarks.co.uk/video/11-bbc-documentary-painting-with-light-featuring-david-hockney-s-first-computer-drawing-1986/ Hockney’s 32 canvas painting: https://thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/chronology/2011 David Hockney Stained Glass Window: https://www.dezeen.com/2018/09/27/david-hockney-stained-glass-window-westminster-abbey/
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February 16, 2021
19. Art Nouveau & Alphonse Mucha with Nico Paws
It’s Episode 19 and today we are all about ART NOUVEAU!!! This dreamy movement within art history is characterised by its whiplash waves and women who look like they are straight out of your dizzy daydreams! This week I welcome back Scottish Illustrator Nicole McLaughlin aka Nico Paws to talk about the work of the godfather of Art Nouveau - Alphonse Mucha! Mucha is responsible for some of Art Nouveau’s most iconic depictions but falls into the classic ‘know his work but not the artist’s name’ category. From dreamy interiors to using pin up girls in advertising, Mucha pathed the way for a new art movement born off the back of The Arts and Crafts Movement. Guest: Nicole McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicopaws_ Website: https://linktr.ee/Nicopaws_ Etsy: https://linktr.ee/Nicopaws_ Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://linktr.ee/josarthistory Website: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory ALL IMAGES MENTIONED ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW VIA MY WEBSITE OR ON MY INSTAGRAM HIGHLIGHTS. TO FIND THEM ON INSTAGRAM - GO TO @JOSARTHISTORY & LOOK IN MY HIGHLIGHTS SECTION FOR THE EPISODE NUMBER. This podcast can also be viewed on Youtube with subtitles. Further Reading on Mucha: http://www.muchafoundation.org/en/gallery/themes/theme/advertising-posters/object/44 https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/083933-000-A/alphonse-mucha/ http://www.alphonsemucha.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonse_Mucha http://www.muchafoundation.org/en/gallery/themes/theme/advertising-posters
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February 09, 2021
18. The Complex Moral Issues of Animals in Contemporary Art with Ally Zlatar
It’s Episode 18! Welcome back to the Jo’s Art History Podcast. This week, I sit down with Art Historian and artist Ally Zlatar for a really thought provoking discussion all around the use of animals in contemporary art and the moral questions this can provoke. From artists living in pig pens and floating sharks in tanks; to fish in blenders and painted elephants. Ally and I talk about the lack of clarity around using both live and dead animals in art and the questions around the ethics and morality of using animals in such a way raise.  We explore if it is ever ok to kill an animal for the sake of art and why these works, although shocking are really, really, important at making us not only reflect on our values, but think about on how we take action against certain things, but not others! I want to thank Ally for bringing to my attention this area of art history, theory and philosophy - it’s a really thought provoking episode and starts a very important conversation around some VERY big questions. Guest: Ally Zlatar Instagram: @allycardone Website: https://allyzlatar.cargo.site/ Email: allyzlatar@gmail.com Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: @josarthistory Website: www.josarthistory.com All images discussed are available on my website and Instagram: Artworks: Miru Kim, The Pig That Therefore I Am. Photo Series. 2010. Doosan Gallery. New York. Hirst, Damien (1991) The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind, [Installation: Glass, steel, silicon, formaldehyde and shark] 217 x 542 x 180 cm. Evaristti, Marco (2000) Helena, [Moulinex Optiblend 2000 electric blenders, live goldfish, Further reading: Artsy Article: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-animals-art Muri Kim: https://www.designboom.com/art/miru-kim-the-pig-that-therefore-i-am/ https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/art-basel-miami-2011-muri-kim_n_1124033?ri18n=true&guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9jb25zZW50LnlhaG9vLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAALv2tfE25jGgprrbOLI5GoNULgL3LYAjtz-e1rzczMaBkaVfv43EyHKcsHjQm5iEYtnKdqV3nU2civgkWggo8BSHpyPwdT1lOB9soWl4DcbB4Xn8lEhXwVM_bWXxptilQRBL7qFE-E6eTWt1B4WfzTgnpEXAO9ozk-FcJktZvHHj Damien Hirst: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Physical_Impossibility_of_Death_in_the_Mind_of_Someone_Living https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/apr/18/damien-hirst-butterflies-weirdly-uplifting Marco Evaristti: This is the interview and then Goldfish thread which I talk about during the podcast: https://mbf.blogs.com/files/evaristti-helena.pdf Banksy Elephant: https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/sep/18/arts.artsnews Please make sure to like, rate and subscribe to the Jo's Art History Podcast!
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February 02, 2021
17. The Original Bridgerton - William Hogarth's Marriage A-La-Mode
It’s Episode 17 and if you, like the rest of the world, have fallen in love with Bridgerton - THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU. Join me as I take you on an in-depth tour of the first ever depiction of a Bridgerton style marriage drama series in the form of William Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode. This six part series has it all!! Love, loss, money and betrayal! It’s very messy with a very serious warning - when you marry for anything other than love, no good can come of it. Let me introduce you to Hogarth’s characters of Earl Squander-field, the slippery Silver-tongue lawyer and the beautiful, yet not so innocent, Countess Squander-field! This series is jam packed full of clues and symbols which tell the viewer the story behind the canvas. And I mean it when I say jam packed. So, who is the innocent party? Are these two victims of their father’s plans or does this series stand as a warning to all who marry for money and not love? Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory/ Youtube: https://linktr.ee/josarthistory Website: https://linktr.ee/josarthistory Khan Academy Video: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/reformation-counter-reformation/v/william-hogarth-s-marriage-a-la-mode-c-1743 Join the Culture London Lecture on the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW-nNj6KFGw William Hogarth - One Man and His Pug - there is a reference to Marriage A La Mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOMO7ugELaA&t=763s A great mini series made for BBC four. Hogarth at the National Gallery Catalogue: https://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/books/judy-egerton/hogarth-s-marriage-a-la-mode/9781857091762?gclid=CjwKCAiA9bmABhBbEiwASb35V8VLICgxvSnKuGt_byRvmrplX2lUmbmnLgs527C767zeYY3H7Nm2TxoCazAQAvD_BwE National Gallery Marriage A La Mode - Series description: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/william-hogarth-marriage-a-la-mode-1-the-marriage-settlement
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January 26, 2021
16. Famous Art Cameos in Movies with Nico Paws
LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION!!!  It’s episode 16!!  This week illustrator Nicole McLaughlin a.k.a Nico Paws is BACK and this week Jo and Nicole talk about 6 famous works of art which have made special cameo appearances in some of Hollywood’s biggest and best love movies. From boy wizards & Frozen swings to Holiday romances & sinking ships - try and stop yourself from proclaiming AS IF at the number of incredible works of art Nicole and I point out that have made an appearance in some of the world’s most ICONIC films. You won’t believe what you have missed hidden in plain sight. All images can be viewed on my website and Instagram page. Guest: Nicole McLaughlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicopaws_ Website: https://linktr.ee/Nicopaws_ Etsy: https://linktr.ee/Nicopaws_ Host Jo McLaughlin Instagram: https://linktr.ee/josarthistory Website: https://www.instagram.com/josarthistory Claude Monet Water Lillies in TITANIC (1999) Scene in Titanic with the paintings;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEcR9C6y3t8&ab_channel=TitanicMovie%2FPelicula More info on the series: https://www.claude-monet.com/waterlilies.jsp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Lilies_(Monet_series) Henry Moore: Reclining Figure in CLUELESS (1995) Henry Moore and the Festival of Britain: https://www.henry-moore.org/henry-moore-archive/adhoc/henry-moore-and-the-festival-of-britain# Henry Moore at the Tate: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/post-war-european-art/postwar-art-in-britain/v/henry-moore Fragonard’s The Swing in Disney’s Frozen (2011) The Swing in Frozen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrX1XKtShSI&ab_channel=DisneyMusicVEVO The Wallace Collection explaining the Swing:  https://www.wallacecollection.org/art/collection/les-hazards-heureux-de-lescarpolette-swing/ Robert Longo ‘Men in the Cities’ in The Holiday (2006): Robert Longo: https://www.robertlongo.com/series/meninthecity/ American Psycho: https://filmandfurniture.com/product/robert-longo-men-in-the-cities-art/ The Unicorn Rests in a Garden In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Harry Potter scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwTKqqfS8FQ&ab_channel=Movieclips Met Museum series: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/467642 George Suratt A Sunday on La Grande Jatte in Ferris Buller’s Day Off (1985): MOVIE SCENE in Ferris Buller’s Day off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubpRcZNJAnE A brief overview of the work: https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/a-sunday-on-la-grande-jatte/twGyqq52R-lYpA?hl=en-GB Art History School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omHaPvcse-s Art History of Art Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkVVrNfCfT8
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January 19, 2021
15. Tracey Emin and the Unmade Bed with Kerry Curl
IT’S EPISODE 15!! Today I sit down with the incredibly talented British Photographic artist Kerry Curl to discuss the powerhouse British artist that is TRACEY EMIN. To many, Emin needs no introduction. The baptised ‘Bad Girl’ of the art world, Tracey is associated with the group of artists known as the YBAs (Young British Artist) who took the London art scene by storm in the Late 1980s and 1990s! Emin, like her fellow YBAs, caused shockwaves across the art world not only through her varied use of materials but her tackling of ‘taboo’ subjects such as mental health, abortion, rape and grief. Sit back and relax as Kerry and I discuss Emin’s famous unmade bed, her savvy business women style and a VERY interesting article about Tracey’s Neon Sculpture and large Installation ‘I want my time with you.’ If you enjoy the episode, please make sure that you like, rate and subscribe so you will never miss one! It also helps other people find the podcast! Guest: Kerry Curl Instagram: @kerrycurl Website: www.kerrycurl.com Email:  hello@kerrycurl.com Host: Jo McLaughlin Instagram: @josarthistory Website: www.josarthistory.com ALL IMAGES DISCUSSED CAN BE VIEWED ON THE HIGHLIGHTS REEL OF MY INSTAGRAM PAGE OR ON MY WEBSITE. This podcast is also available on youtube.  Just search for Jo’s Art History. Further Reading: Emin - Art of Neon - https://publicdelivery.org/tracey-emin-neon/#Related_articles Tracey Emin - White Cube Artist file: https://whitecube.com/artists/artist/tracey_emin Tracey Emin: My Bed - Christies Catalogue for 2014 sale - The essay in this entry is EXCELLENT: https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-tracey-emin-b-1963-my-bed-5813479/ Guardian Article about My Bed - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/30/tracey-emins-messy-bed-displayed-tate-britain-first-time-in-15-years Tracey Emin on Newsnight: The History of My Bed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_-3l-YlltA Tracey Emin Wiki Page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracey_Emin#Career_beginnings THAT Independent Interview -  https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/tracey-emin-art-st-pancras-station-lame-and-unlovely-i-want-my-time-you-a8297571.html As always, thanks for listening. Jo
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January 12, 2021
14. Gary Mansfield & The Art That Saved Him
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! And what a way to kick off the year on Jo's Art History Podcast!! It’s Episode 14 and on today’s podcast Jo sits down with artist Gary Mansfield, artist, podcaster and arts for all activists who says art saved him. It was during an art class one day while Gary was serving a 14 year prison sentence that he came across the work of Ray Richardson, and the rest they say is history! In this episode we talk about the conceptual art of the YBAs, why it is always important to look again, never assume anything and also speak about the rising star that is Sarah Maple, a favourite of Jo’s too! Guest: Gary Mansfield Website - currently under construction Instagram:@mizogart PODCAT - Ministry of Arts - https://www.ministryofarts.org/ Give it a listen - you will not be disappointed! Host: Jo McLaughlin Website. www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @Josarthistory All images mentioned throughout the podcast will be available to view on Jo’s Instagram page or website. Please follow the links above. Ministry of Arts Podcast Episodes Mentioned: Spotify and Itunes: Ep. 85 Sarah Maple Ep. 31 Katie Piper Facevalue3 Ep. 27 Ray Richardson Ep.19 Mark Wallinger Ep. 2 Patrck Hughrd Ep. 1 Dougie Fields Marc Wallinger - Threshold to the Kingdom video clip -
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January 05, 2021
13. Alexander McQueen & The Sublime
Welcome to episode 13 of the Jo's Art History Podcast. Unlucky for some, but not today, as Jo sits down with art and fashion historian Robert McCaffrey to discuss one of Britain's best loved designers - Alexander McQueen and his love/exploration of the sublime. Art and fashion have an interesting way of infusing and Robert takes Jo through the concept of the Sublime, McQueen's inspirations from within the history of art and just how he channeled them during his catwalk presentation for his collection No.13. During the podcast Jo mentions Robert's paper which he has written for the Fashion Studies Journal, you can read Robert's paper: Alexander McQueen: The Sublime and the Melancholy, here. You will not regret it. Guest: Robert McCaffrey Website: http://www.robertmccaffrey.co.uk/ Instagram: @robertjwmccaffrey Host: Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory Links!! Video of No.13 catwalk show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4oKJ8WoMiI&t=155s V&A No.13 - Collections AnOther Mag Article on No.13 including an interview - click here. Finally, Alexander McQueen A/W 2006 Widows of Culloden Video - YOU ARE WELCOME!! I hope you enjoy the episode. All images discussed can be found on my website or Instagram page. You can also find the podcast on youtube!
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December 29, 2020
BONUS EPISODE!! The History of Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I a.k.a The Women in Gold!
Welcome to the Jo’s Art History Podcast, a podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day! IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!! So, what better way to spread the art history love and joy at this time of year than bringing you A BONUS EPISODE of the Jo’s Art History podcast!!! On today’s episode I talk to you about one of art history’s greatest stories of looted art - Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Seized during the Nazi invasion of Vienna during world war 2, the work’s rightful owners had given up on ever getting the painting back until a scathing exposé was published in 1998 which CHANGED EVERYTHING! This story is so good, it was even made into a movie! Artwork: Gustav Klimt Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I 1907 Oil and Gold leaf on canvas Host: Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory All images referred to on the show can be found on my website here: www.josarthistory.com or on my Instagram page @josarthistory
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December 25, 2020
12. Art of the Deal - PART 3 - Peggy Guggenheim
Welcome to the Jo’s Art History Podcast, a podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day! On today’s episode, Jo brings you PART 3 of her 'Art of the Deal' series which sees Jo delve into some of art history’s greatest dealers! Today - it’s time to introduce you to the INCREDIBLE and ICONIC Peggy Guggenheim who, although better known for her collector status, was a key driving force for promoting the work of the Surrealists and Abstract artists of Europe in the USA. In the same vein, she was also key in promoting the work of the American Abstract Expressionist in Europe when she relocated in the late 1940s to Venice! In this episode, Jo takes you on a whistle stop tour of Peggy’s life talking about the tragedies, relationships and artists which made her who she was. Does she deserve to be considered as one of the greatest art dealers of all times? Jo certainly thinks so, but what do you think? Host: Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory Artwork: All images referred to can be found on my website blog about peggy Guggenheim here: www.josarthistory.com or on my Instagram page @josarthistory There is an amazing lecture on Peggy Guggenheim which was key in my research for this show. It can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xgks5jJ4jQ For more information on the Guggenheim Venice please visit their website: https://www.guggenheim-venice.it/ Peggy’s autobiography can be found on any good book retailers website or support your local library from borrowing from there!
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December 22, 2020
11. The Secret Lives of Titian's Poesie with Lynne Hanley
It’s episode 11 and on today’s podcast Jo is joined by Lynne Hanley - art historian, writer and London based tour guide to discuss the secret lives of Titian’s incredible series known as the Poesie! The Poesie are a series of 6 paintings completed by the great Italian artist, Titian, under the patronage of the future King Philip II of Spain BUT Lynne is going to be giving us a different take on this great series from within the history of art. TODAY we will be looking at the story beyond the canvas and together track the wild and sometimes dangerous history of where this group of paintings ended up. In this episode we look at patronage, pawns, the art of erotica and discuss the possibility that where these works use to hang, being the inspiration for 50 Shades of Grey! Its all go in todays episode!! Listen and decide for yourself! GUEST:  Lynne Hanley Website: www.beyondthepalette.co.uk Instagram: lynne_beyondthepalette HOST: Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory Artworks: Paintings from the series by Titian in order are: Danaë Venus and Adonis Perseus and Andromeda Diana and Actaeon Diana and Callisto The Rape of Europa All images referred to on the show can be found on my website here:  www.josarthistory.com or on my Instagram page @josarthistory Further materials: National Gallery of Scotland discussing the history of their Diana works from the series during a Facebook live: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/titian-love-desire-death/facebook-live Titian: Love, Desire, Death: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/titian-love-desire-death Building of new frames for each of the works: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/titian-love-desire-death/framing-titian
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December 15, 2020
10. Art History's biggest beefs, conspiracy theories and controversies with Nico Paws.
Welcome to the Jo’s Art History Podcast, a podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day! It's episode 10! We have made it all the way to double digits people!  Very exciting indeed!  So, to celebrate, we thought we would bring you something a little different! On today’s podcast, Jo welcomes back Nicole McLaughlin, a.k.a Scottish illustrator Nico Paws, to bring you 6 of the biggest beefs, conspiracy theories and controversies within the art world/history of art! Join Jo and Nicole as they discuss two contemporary artists who are currently fighting over the blackest paint ever made, the Leonardo Da Vinci painting which contains a secret musical composition and just which artist within the canon of art history is believed to be Jack the Ripper!? Plus much, much more! Dust off your boxing gloves and thinking caps - this episode has it all! Guest: Nicole McLaughlin Instagram: @nicopaws_ Website: www.nicolemclaughlin.com Host: Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory,com Instagram: @josarthistory Artworks: All Artworks referred to within the podcast can be found on my Instagram page @josarthistory or on my website: www.josarthistory.com Want to get in touch? email: josarthistory@gmail.com Jo’s Art History is an Instagram page, blog and podcast which aims to help break down the elitism which surrounds art history by making fun and engaging content around the subject. This podcast was created and edited by Jo McLaughlin of Jo’s Art History. For more art history fun, follow Jo on Instagram: @josarthistory or check out her website: www.josarthistory.com
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December 08, 2020
9. Frida Kahlo with Rebecca Milford
Welcome to the Jo’s Art History Podcast, a podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day! On today’s podcast Jo sits down with Rebecca Milford, founder of cosmic cures, about one of the 20th century’s most iconic figures - FRIDA KAHLO. Frida Kahlo is a larger than life icon in today’s society, but throughout her life suffered not only immense pain due to an accident which happened to the artist in her youth, but was known as the wife of the famous Mexican mural painter, Diego Rivera, only really began receiving recognition in the few years before her death. Known for her powerful self portraits Kahlo is now a force to be reckoned with in the history of art. Join Jo and Rebecca as they discuss Frida’s works, her rocky relationship with her husband Diego, the illnesses that plagued her and her love of life. Guest: Rebecca Milford Website: https://www.cosmiccures.co.uk/ Instagram: @cosmic_cures Host: Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory Artworks: The Henry Ford Hospital, 1932 The Two Fridas, 1939 The Broken Column, 1944 Viva la Vida, 1952 Case Azul, The Blue House now the Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico. All images referred to on the show can be found on my website here: www.josarthistory.com or on my Instagram page @josarthistory Frida Kahlo Resources: This is a GREAT overview video about the life and works of Frida Kahlo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Vz9xdMNuA Tour of Casa Azule - this also give you a wee look into Kahlo’s wardrobe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCT4hrZiQaY A great wee video on the the painting The Two Frida’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vigep1nYT6o There are also several books written on Frida which you can find in any good book shop and there is also a film made about her life which stars Salma Hayek. This film was released in 2002 and can be watched on youtube for c.£2.50. (Please note this price was actuate at the time of recording - this may have changed)
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December 01, 2020
8. Charles I & His Pearl Earring with Yachu Yang
Welcome to the Jo’s Art History Podcast. A podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day. On today’s podcast, Jo sits down with Antique Jeweller Yachu Yang to discuss one of history’s most depicted pearls - Charles I’s pearl earring. Given to the King in his youth, this pearl was so loved by the King he not only wore it every day of his life, he famously wore it to his beheading! BUT - the art history fun does not stop. there. We could not talk about pearls in art history without giving you a whistle stop tour of the most famous painting which depicts a pearl - Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With A pearl Earring. Jo and Yachu also discuss two pearls which have also come to auction in the past decade belong to two very famous women - Elizabeth Taylor and Queen Marie Antoinette! In this episode we talk pearls, what they symbolise in both art and the everyday and just how much would you be willing to spend in a pearl that belonged to the last Queen of France? Guest: Yachu Yang Website: https://clarkeandyanglondon.com/ Instagram: @clarkeandyang_antiquejewellery Host: Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory Artwork: All images referred to can be found on my website here: www.josarthistory.com or on my Instagram page @josarthistory Resources: Charles I - The King with the Pearl Earring: https://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2010/02/king-with-pearl-earring.html Google Arts & Culture Vermeer: A Painter of Pearls: https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/vermeer-a-painter-of-pearls-mauritshuis/kALi0Fkfg9m6Lg?hl=en More information on the Pearl Sale: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/jewelry-and-watches/a25130381/marie-antoinette-pearl-necklace-sothebys-auction-record/ https://theadventurine.com/culture/jewelry-history/at-auction-marie-antoinettes-jewelry/ 16 Interesting Facts about Pearls: https://www.thepearlsource.com/blog/pearl-facts-beautiful-organic-essence-pearls/ History of Elizabeth Taylor La Peregrina: https://assael.com/blog/la-peregrina-the-history-and-allure-of-the-pear-shaped-pearl/
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November 24, 2020
7. The Mona Lisa with Celia Morand
Welcome to the Jo’s Art History Podcast, a podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day! On today’s podcast Jo sits down with her colleague and friend Celia Morand to discuss the history of one of the world greatest known paintings - The Mona Lisa. It would not be an art history podcast without at least one episode dedicated to the incredible history which surrounds this work! Join Jo and Celia as they talk about the work’s origins, it’s kidnapping in 1911 and where Mona has been on her holidays over the centuries! Guest: Celia Morand - Historian Blog: https://labalancoiredefragonard.wordpress.com/a-propos/ Host:  Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory Artwork: Leonardo Da Vinci, The Mona Lisa, 1503 All images referred to on the show can be found on my website here: www.josarthistory.com or on my Instagram page @josarthistory
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November 17, 2020
6. Art of The Deal PART 2 - Sir Joseph Duveen
Welcome to the Jo’s Art History Podcast, a podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day! On Todays podcast, Jo brings you PART 2 of her 'Art of the Deal' series which sees Jo delve into some of art history’s greatest dealers! Today - it’s time to introduce you to the UNBELIEVABLE Sir Joseph Duveen who lead his father’s dealership - The Duveen Brothers- to dizzying new heights of success in New York at the turn of the 20th century. Duveen is considered to be the greatest art dealer whoever lived due to his innovating idea of introducing branding to the art world. You did not buy a painting - you bought a Duveen! BUT, there is a lot of question marks around how Duveen conducted his business, SO, Knight of the realm OR a common crook? YOU DECIDE! Host: Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory Artwork: All images referred to can be found on my website here: www.josarthistory.com or on my Instagram page @josarthistory The book I refer to during the podcast - The American Leonardo: A Tale of Obsession, Art and Money by John Brewer can be found on Amazon.
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November 10, 2020
5. The Disney Archives with Lauren Mallin
Welcome to the Jo’s Art History Podcast, a podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day! On today’s podcast Jo sits down with culture and lifestyle blogger and fellow museum worker Lauren Mallin about a subject close to her heart - The Disney Archives! Having come across Lauren’s ‘A-Z Disney History' on Instagram, Jo knew she just had to chat to Lauren about all things Disney Archive, and lucky for her, she agreed! Join Jo and Lauren as they discuss the importance of company archives, what Walt Disney’s office says about him and why Walt is still very much the head of the company so many years after his death. Guest: Lauren Mallin Blog: https: https://thatmuseumgirlblog.wordpress.com/ Instagram: @thatmuseumgirl_ Host:  Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory Artwork: All Images shown are from the Disney Archive Website. All images referred to on the show can be found on my website here: www.josarthistory.com or on my Instagram page @josarthistory Disney links! Archive - https://d23.com/walt-disney-archives/ Youtube series - Armchair Archivist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PRJtVEpUDw Instagram: @waltdisneyarchives
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November 03, 2020
4. Pugs & Their Meaning In Art with Nyassa Hinde
Welcome to the Jo’s Art History Podcast, a podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day! On today’s podcast, Jo sits down with Illustrator Nyassa HInde to discuss a topic close to her heart - PUGS! Yip, that’s right! Today we track the development and representation of this popular little dog through three paintings by artist William Hogarth. Hogarth was a super star painter in the 1700s and was known for his love of the breed but, his inclusion of his pugs were not as innocent as they first seem. Join Jo and Nyassa as they discuss the history of pug representation, poking fun at the wealthy and just what exactly is pugnacious? Guest: Nyassa Hinde. Illustrator, designer & maker Website: www.nyassahindeillustration.com Instagram: @nyassahindeillustration Host:  Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory Artwork: William Hogarth: The Strode Family, c.1738 William Hogarth: Captain Lord George Graham in his Cabin, 1745 William Hogarth: The Painter & his Pug, 1745 All images referred to on the show can be found on my website here:  www.josarthistory.com or on my Instagram page @josarthistory
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October 27, 2020
3. Art of The Deal PART 1 - Paul Durand-Ruel
Welcome to the Jo’s Art History Podcast, a podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day!  On today’s episode, Jo brings you PART 1 of her 'Art of the Deal' series which sees Jo delve into some of art history’s greatest dealers! Today - it’s time to introduce you to the INCREDIBLE Paul Durand -Ruel who was the driving force behind helping the Impressionist painters become household names! But trust me when I say, it was not an easy task for this dealer which saw him wrestle with bankruptcy and how dealing with the Impressionists almost left his reputation in tatters! I discuss Durand-Ruel’s business savvy moves, his ground breaking methods of promotion and representation and how he found himself pivoting his ideas to suit new markets across the seas! Does he deserve to be considered one of the greatest art dealers of all time? Jo certainly thinks so, but what do you think? Host:  Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory Artwork: All images referred to can be found on my website blog about Paul Durand-Ruel here: www.josarthistory.com or on my Instagram page @josarthistory The youtube lecture I refer to on the episode can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRZjQfz8xGQ It is brilliant and goes into WAY more detail than I have here on the podcast.
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October 19, 2020
2. The Barbican Estate with Katie Wignall
Welcome to the Jo’s art history podcast, a podcast which celebrates all things art historical every single day! On Todays podcast, Jo chats to award winning Blue Badge London Tour Guide Katie Wignall about one of London’s more controversial buildings - The Barbican Estate. Join host Jo McLaughlin and she and Katie discuss the history of this fascinating Brutalist building Guest: Katie Wignall Website: https://lookup.london/ Instagram: @look_uplondon Host: Jo McLaughlin Website: www.josarthistory.com Instagram: @josarthistory Artwork: All images referred to can be found on my website here: www.josarthistory.com or on my Instagram page @josarthistory The Barbican have an incredible archive, and should you wish to explore it’s history further please follow the links below: Barbican Main Site: https://www.barbican.org.uk Barbican Archive: https://www.barbican.org.uk/our-story/our-archive Barbican Conservatory: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/visit-the-conservatory
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October 19, 2020
1. Keith Haring, Silence = Death with Nicopaws
On this episode of the Jo’s Art History Podcast, Jo McLaughlin speaks to Scottish Illustrator Nicole McLaughlin a.k.a Nicopaws about a work of art which has had a massive impact on her – Keith Haring’s Silence = Death. In this episode, we discuss the history of the piece, the Aids epidemic of the 1980s in America and Keith’s love of art for all. As discussed in the podcast, you can learn more about the 1992 Act Up Ashes March here: https://bit.ly/2EZ4xRkAs stated in the podcast, the video within the article is a tough watch which some people may find upsetting. Artwork: Keith Haring Silence = Death Guest: Nicole McLaughlin, Instagram: @nicopaws_ Website: www.nicolemclaughlin.com Jo’s Art History is an Instagram page, blog and podcast which aims to help break down the elitism which surrounds art history by making fun and engaging content around the subject. This podcast was created and edited by Jo McLaughlin of Jo’s Art History. For more art history fun, follow Jo on Instagram: @josarthistory or check out her website: www.josarthistory.com
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October 19, 2020
Welcome to Jo's Art History Podcast!
Welcome to Jo's Art History - A new podcast launching in October 2020 with Art Historian Jo McLaughlin. Join art historian Jo McLaughlin as she delves into the wonderful world of art history in a different way. Jo’s aim is to begin breaking down the elitism which surrounds the subject of art history and believes in order to do so, it’s important to create a space where everyone from all walks of life have the opportunity to talk about art that is meaningful to them; as let’s face it, if you are passionate about something, you are going to be good at talking about it! Painting, sculpture, architecture, jewellery, ceramics, design – no subject is off limits on Jo’s Art History Podcast. Interviews with artists, art works in focus, the history of buildings and design innovations are just some of the topics delivered in a fun and engaging way around the broad subject of art history on this podcast. No stuffy art historical jargon here – art is for all – so let’s chat about it in a fun and engaging way and learn a little something or two together! In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with Jo, the podcast or what she is writing about, the you can follow her on her Instagram page on: @josarthistory or on her website: www.josarthistory.com fR53BfIr3op2rVamhhT0
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September 02, 2020