Art Rant is a silly 'lil art history podcast hosted by Lana - passionate art lover, who knows just way too many random absurd facts about art. Every episode is a journey through time and space, we go into depth, discussing a particular artist or a painting or a whole art movement. So the next time you go into the art gallery, you're gonna know a bit more about art pieces there. Tune in, if you want to widen your art history horizons and have a good nerdy time ;)
Episode 17 - Courbet's scandalous palette knife
19:36In this episode we are talking about materialism of Gustave Courbet's nature depiction and why was his manner of painting so special. Our focus is on one single painting - "The Source of the Loue" and its textures. We're gonna discuss a couple of French terms concerning practical part of art creation, as well as ask questions about temporality of art and how exactly can time be perceived in oil on canvas.
Episode 16 - Academism and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
24:18In this episode we're coming back to the very basics of the art world and talk about Art Academies. We explore the movement of Academism and aesthetic hedonism, enjoying beautiful classical paintings. Our today's hero is Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and his magnificent depictions of the old Empires.
Episode 15 - The Wanderers and Russian landscapes
24:10In this episode we explore the art made in Russian Empire in the end of the 19th century - the artistic movement of the Wanderers (Peredvizhniki). You're gonna learn about political situation of the time and cultural codes to truly comprehend subjects of these paintings. Ilya Yefimovich Repin will be our today's hero and the genuine beauty and profound pain of his art will be our focus.
Episode 14 - Iconography and funny Saints
20:52In this episode we dive into Art History theory of Iconography and learn why it's so important for this field. We also talk about the most amusing Saints and their stories, so by the end you'll be able to recognise them at the paintings. So which one of them is the gay icon? Comment your favourite one below!
Episode 13 - Art Crime and The Goldfinch
30:11In this episode we're gonna see how immortality of art and desire to possess it interconnects with each other. The Goldfinch - bestseller by Donna Tartt and the original story of the painting will help us with it and will also provide us with pretty words. The pure scale of Art Crime is anything but shocking, you'll learn how dangerous it can be, what can criminals do with stolen art works, a few funny stories from the past and ways to prevent it. It's going to be a wild ride, so buckle up kids!
Episode 12 - Death and Altars
20:38This episode is contemplations on death from 16th century put together with the help of altars and devotional diptychs. You're gonna learn about Trompe-l'œil, Ars Moriendi, vanitas and more fun latin words and concepts. And also why was is it risky to order your own devotional diptych back in the day if you wanted to stay sane and life positive?
Episode 11 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the funsies of Parisian Bohème
19:20This episode is a journey through an extraordinary life of an extraordinary man and his creations. Let's dive into the night life of Paris in the end of 19th century. Let me lead you through Bardels and Cabarets, through artworks by Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec. Let me show you the intricate power of art.
Episode 10 - Female nudes and Suzanne Valadon
23:59In this episode you're gonna learn about the progression of female nudes in the history of art. From Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. Discover another great female artist-Suzanne Valadon, her amusing life story and how she added depth to the depiction of female body. Tune in for paintings descriptions and philosophical talks, as always ;)
Episode 9 - Kalevala and The Golden Age of Finnish Art
26:09This episode is a journey across Finnish history and shaping of Finnish national identity with the help of Kalevala - ancient Finnish myths and legends. You're going to hear about the Golden Age of Finnish Art and paintings descriptions of its most important artists: Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Helene Schjerfbeck. Tune in to get lost in the world of ancient Karelian myths and snowy landscapes with the feeling of dramatic restlessness.
Episode 8 - Abstract Art - Hilma af Klint
22:42The death of tradition, the death of God, the death of logic, the death of everything or just Abstract art of the beginning of 20th century. Learn about its origins and examples which may help you make peace with modern art. Also get to know Hilma af Klint, the first artist in western tradition who in her spiritual wonderings stumbled upon new artistic ideas and became the first abstract painter.