The Art History Babes

Four fresh Masters drink wine and discuss all things visual culture.

Art History BB: Leo da Vinci

If you know nothing else about art, you know the name Leonardo da Vinci. He was responsible for masterpieces such as "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper", and now his name is attached to the highest selling work every sold at auction, "Salvator Mundi". Join the Babes for the quick & dirty on the OG Renaissance man.

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Sonia Delaunay

Cubist painter, quilter, fashion designer, illustrator, flamenco dancer. This badass babe truly did it all. Join the AH Babes as they gush over the amazing (and so often overlooked) cofounder of Orphism, Sonia Delaunay.

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Art History BB: Marina Abramović

In the inaugural episode of Art History Babe Briefs, the Babes provide a snapshot of the life and work of contemporary performance artist, Marina Abramović.

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Abstract Expressionism

Collective unconscious! Nihilism! The C.I.A.??? Abstract Expressionism is some heeeeeeavy business. Join the Babes as they unpack this celebrated art movement and examine works by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Helen Frankenthaler.

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Introducing Art History Babe Briefs!

Introducing our new series, Art History Babe Briefs (aka Art History B.B.s)

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Hieronymus Bosch

Join the Babes for a lively discussion of ghost hunting, fraternities, the Da Vinci Code, and--somewhere in there-- Hieronymus Bosch. Did everybody's favorite 15th century weirdo have ergot poisoning??? We have no idea!

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Halloween Throwback: Memento Mori

Another spooky favorite from the archives! There's nothing more frightening than thinking about the inevitability of death. The Babes examine reminders of death present in a wide range of art from Dutch vanitas symbolism, to the sugar skulls of Dia de los Muertos, to the formaldehyde-soaked works of Damien Hirst. Life is short, art is long my friends.

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Halloween Throwback: "The Mezzotint"

We're keeping the spooky vibes rolling with a Halloween throwback! Join the AH Babes for M.R. James' tale of a haunted mezzotint. Plus a discussion of night club bathroom camaraderie and a medieval snail update!

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Halloween Special: Haunted Paintings

Yo! Prepare to get spooked! Join the Art History Babes as they discuss the mythos surrounding four notable haunted paintings. Warning: listening to this podcast may induce nausea, levitation, mind control experiences (whatever that means), and demonic voices.

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Smashin' & Slashin' : The Art of Iconoclasm

Religious belief, political dissent, a desire to "warm up a cold painting"-- all of these are given motives for destroying artwork. Join the Babes as they discuss the various layers of iconoclasm spanning from the religious icons of Byzantium to the "Punched Monet" of 2012.

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Corita Kent: Patron Saint of Pop Art

As an artist, Corita Kent pushed pop art to divine realms. As an educator and political activist, she pushed others to open their eyes to the world around them. Join the Babes and special guest Zach Clark as they look at the work of this amazing woman, artist, and Catholic nun. Plus! some quality drunken ramblings about grad school, Catholicism, and astrology.

Bay Area listeners:
Join us for the opening of "Reflections" at San Francisco's Incline Gallery on October 13th, 2017 (Friday the 13th!)
The exhibition will include work by: Zach Clark, Anh Bui, Anna Rotty, Azucena Hernandez, Leigh Ann Coleman, and Wesaam Al-Badry

Special Guest: Zach Clark
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Paint It Black

Death, despair, solemnity, infinity. Our associations with the color black illustrate humanity's complicated relationship with darkness. Follow the Art History Babes into the void as they discuss the role of black in everything from portraiture in the caves of Ancient Greece to the abstract paintings of Kazimir Malevich.

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Hilma AF

Little known painter Hilma af Klint was a pioneer of abstraction, with an entire body of visually captivating work predating that of Kandinsky. Also, she talked to ghosts. Tune in to learn all about the life of this mystical babe and why she may not be a household name.

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Templeton Mania!

The AH Babes chat with art collector and philanthropist, Alan Templeton about adventures in collecting and the state of the art world.

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A Piece of Work

The Babes respond to (and fan girl over) Abbi Jacobson's collabo podcast with the MoMA, "A Piece of Work". Tune in for everything from Dada to Performance Art to Pop Art, as well as some general musings on Broad City and a healthy dose of adoration for Questlove.

The Art of Boxing

Sports! Violence! Talking smack! As a prelude to the much anticipated Mayweather v. McGregor fight, the Babes discuss the Roman Colosseum, abstract expressionism via boxing gloves, the spectacle of violence, crowd mentality, and the artistry of MMA.

Artists discussed: George Bellows, Ushio Shinohara, Meryl Streep

Thesis Series: Gottfried Helnwein

Born at the end of WWII, Helnwein explores themes of second generation guilt and hate-based violence. In the final installment of our thesis series, Nat analyzes his post-war related works and discusses their importance & contemporary relevance.

Thesis Series: Craft & Morality

Do you ever wonder why you find that piece of handcrafted artisanal furniture so much more charming than the mass-produced IKEA version? In the third installment of our Thesis Series, Corrie discusses the intersection of craft production, politics, & moral "goodness". Plus Nat & Corrie discuss their all time fave artworks/genres!

Thesis Series: Cannibals & Codices

In the second installment of our Thesis Series, Jen discusses her research of Mesoamerican codices, the contemporary artist Enrique Chagoya, and the ultimate taboo -- human cannibalism *gasp*.