This week we discuss Pablo Picasso. We discuss his training and the art style of the period. We also cover Picasso and primitivism and imperialism in Europe in the early 1900s. Picasso's life was marked by war, we discuss work that shows his outspoken opinion against tragedy and destruction, and his lifelong commitment to communism and peace.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
We discuss how the ruling class controls the art market and why that's so destructive. How do artists get into galleries? What types of galleries exists, and what is the culture like? We also cover the idea of conspicuous consumption and art buying and how the working artist struggles to get started in late stage capitalism.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
This week we read and discuss Art Historian Linda Nochlin's 1971 Article, "Why Have There Been No Great Female Artists?". We talk about what it means to be "great", how society has affected the way women study art, feminist art, and the early women's liberation movement.
Linda Nochlins full article.
Link to information on the exhibition Woman House, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in D.C.
An Illustrated Guide to Linda Nochlin's Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
On this episode we talk about Jean-Michel Basquiat. We cover his career, some specific works of art, and why he is a key contemporary artist. We also discuss the use of race, language and criticism of capitalism in his art work and his persona.
Link to the Rene Ricard article,
The Radiant Child.
Tamra Davis Documentary.
bell hooks, From The Archives: Altars of Sacrifice, Re-membering Basquiat
Guy Emerson Mount, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Black. Intellectual. Historian.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Our return episode is on the looting and destructing of art by the Nazi's during WWII. In this portion we cover Nazi attitudes towards modern art, degenerate art, and the looting of Poland, Paris, and Leningrad.
The Rape of Europa Documentary based on the book by Lynn H. Nicholas
The Courtyard of the Old Residency. Adolf Hitler. 1912.
Link to the Exhibition Catalog for the Degenerate art show, it's in German, but has pictures of the art.
We disappeared for sometime! It was a combination of things. We both started new jobs, we planned a wedding, got married and went on a honeymoon, and then the holidays struck! But we plan to be back consistently now and hope to get back on track with the podcast. Including using all the social media platforms more often.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The Ballad Of The Revolution. Diego Rivera, 1928.
Man, Controller of The Universe. Diego Rivera, 1934/
Detroit Industry. Diego Rivera, 1932
My Dress Hangs There. Frida Kahlo, 1933.
Self-Portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States. Frida Kahlo, 1932.
Self-Portrait With Cropped Hair. Frida Kahlo, 1940.
Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky. Frida Kahlo, 1937.
Frida Kahlo & Leon Trotsky.