5 Art Podcasts You Should Listen To
Art podcasts are the perfect escape from the world around you. They are educational, insightful, and accessible. On top of this, there is a diverse range of art podcasts at your disposal. Whether you are an art professional, an art enthusiast, or are simply dipping your toes in the world of art for the first time, there is a podcast for you… Together with Artsper, let’s explore 5 art podcasts you should listen to!
1. An accessible approach: The Lonely Palette
Hosted by Tamar Avishai, The Lonely Palette is a user-friendly art history podcast. In each episode, Avishai explores one particular work of art, briefly analyzing its formal qualities and explaining its historical context and significance. While recording her episodes, Avishai asks museum goers to describe the particular artworks in their own words. She often uses these quotes in the episodes themselves to provide listeners with accessible yet personal images of the artworks. Since its creation, The Lonely Palette has been well-received by critics and listeners alike and has also won several awards. It is an inviting podcast for people of all levels of art history knowledge.
2. An inclusive retelling of art history: The Great Women Artists
The Great Women Artists is a podcast dedicated to the exploration of art history. As its title implies, the podcast sheds light on the great artistic minds and creative spirits of women artists. Created by art historian and curator Katy Hessel, episodes take listeners on a journey to discover and praise modern and contemporary women artists. The podcast itself is the perfect marriage between fact and personal opinion, as Hessel often interviews successful art professionals regarding their favorite female artists throughout history. In doing this, she puts together factual and thought-provoking portraits of the artists themselves, paying homage to the impact they have had on the world. The goal of the podcast is not only to inform listeners but also to affect them emotionally. Every episode is a wonderful art history lesson, perfect for any art lover.
3. Explore history: The Sculptor’s Funeral
American figurative sculptor Jason Arkles uses his podcast, The Sculptor’s Funeral, as a vessel to explore the lives and careers of those who have inspired him artistically. The list of artistic heroes is long and diverse. He analyzes master artists throughout history: from classical antiquity, to the renaissance, to modernism, and beyond. The podcast is simple. One microphone, one voice, no special effects. Arkles uses each episode to strengthen the ties and influences between contemporary sculptors and the sculptors of the past. He touches upon various subjects ranging from art history, to interviews, techniques, practices, and more. The content is wonderful and the Arkle’s passion speaks for itself.
4. Discover artistic mysteries: ArtCurious
Brought to you by Jennifer Dasal, ArtCurious sets out to explore the nooks and crannies of the art world’s most fascinating and atypical stories. This is not a monotonous or stereotypical art history class. In fact, it is the opposite. Dasal is motivated to share stories that are not only delightful but suspenseful, keeping listeners on the edge of their seats. Dasal dazzles listeners with quirky, mysterious, and oftentimes, humorous stories surrounding many of the art world’s biggest players throughout art history. ArtCurious is accessible, playful, and fun.
5. Meet contemporary artists: Art For Your Ear
Danielle Krysa, known to the world by many as, “The Jealous Curator,” is an author, curator, artist, and since 2009, the voice behind Art For You Ear. The podcast has weekly installments that air every Saturday. Each episode explores the life and career of a successful, contemporary artist whom Krysa is inspired by or passionate about. This is done typically in an interview format, providing listeners intimate insight into the lives of artists and their unique journeys navigating the global art market with much success.
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