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Turpentine Diaries

Jul 9, 2019

I talk about the history of the French Academy of Fine Art and defend it from charges of kitsch. Artists mentioned: David, Manet, Courbet, Watteau, and Fragonard among others.

May 19, 2019

I pick up last episode's discussion about Clement Greenberg and the avant-garde and kitsch, and talk about academic art. Artists mentioned: Gerome, David, Bouguereau, Ingres, and Thomas Couture.

May 12, 2019

In this podcast, I look at Clement Greenberg's influential article from 1939, 'Avant-Garde and Kitsch.'

Apr 30, 2019

I talk about why I visit art museums so frequently, some issues that plague museums, and finish with a discussion about drawing.

Apr 29, 2019

I talk about oil painting materials, failed paintings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and Max Dorner.