Aug 3, 2022
I discuss the great Dutch Golden age artist David Teniers.
Link to companion PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QA4_jTFLALdQUxzic7eWQRa-7U7vA-rY/view?usp=sharing
The PDF contains illustrations of all the paintings I discuss.
Mar 11, 2020
I talk about a well-known artist whose experiments with mediums and techniques led to some tragic failures. A cautionary tale. I also discuss why I visit art museums so much.
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,, Ingres, and Thomas Couture.