Art Slice - A Palatable Serving of Art HistoryArts

Art Slice - A Palatable Serving of Art History


Art Slice - A Palatable Serving of Art History

16: El Greco loco - Mannerism Mayhem - The Annunciation 1597

Tue, 05 Oct 2021
Oh jeez - this is a wild one......

Stephanie and Russell are back with another serving and boy, is it a _ROMP_.

Grab our new Three Witches Tee here: http://www.artslicepod.com/shop

This week, join them as they head further back into Art History than ever before – to the 16th century to introduce El Greco, a catalyst of Modern Art.

Looking to make it big, El Greco left the island life of Crete for the bustling Italian cities of Venice and Rome. There, he picked up traits from Renaissance and Mannerism styles and added some hometown Post-Byzantine spice – resulting in a bizarre yet stunning combination of colors and dynamic compositions never before seen in art history. He also made some friends - and enemies - along the way.

Despite the Counter Reformation’s harsh grip on Europe, EG was still able to thrive utilizing his strange style (that echoed his eccentric personality) to continually score commissions while managing to stand out amongst his contemporaries.

After his death, he was mostly forgotten about until his rediscovery in the 19th century. Modern artists of the 20th century claimed him since he laid the groundwork for breaking visual tradition. And it was famous works like The Annunciation (1597) that caught the eye of Remedios Varo and Pablo Picasso among other art giants like Paul Cezanne.

Stephanie and Russell discuss the first iterations of abstraction present in The Annunciation (1597) in which a teenage Mary is receiving heavenly news from towering angels and a turbulent celestial cloud column with floating cherub heads.

Topics include: the rebranding of the Catholic Church (RC²), a lotta olives, trash talking Michelangelo (not us), long babies, miniature galleries for rats, time travel, and a plushie Remedios Varo mascot.

There is no Art Pantry this week because Bean is missing.

The song featured in this episode was “A Forest for me and You” by Komiku from the album A Tale is Never Forgotten which can be found here. Consider supporting their work! https://chezmonplaisir.bandcamp.com/album/a-tale-is-never-forgotten

Reviewing, subscribing, liking, and sharing really helps support the show: Follow us on twitter, tiktok, youtube, and instagram.

Be sure to listen to all the cuts that didn’t make it into the episode on our Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/artslicepod

Grab a sticker or a Three Witches t-shirt artslicepod.com/shop

Check out some great books related to our episodes here (and support independent bookstores in the process): https://bookshop.org/shop/artslicepod

TRAILER - Art Slice: A Palatable Serving Of Art History

Thu, 16 Sep 2021
Welcome to Art Slice: an irreverent, inclusive, and Palatable Serving of Art History, brought to you by visual artists and Art Historian Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker.

We cover Art History in a totally different way - without all the gatekeeping, privilege, and that cognitive fog called ‘art speaking’.

We dig into the famous artists you may have slept through during your Art History lectures, and the ones that have been left out; possibly due to their ethnicity, gender, race, sexual identity, or lack of institutional access.

We talk about the context of the time, relate it to today and then we discuss the actual artwork: what’s in it, what it’s about, what’s it made from - is it any good? All from an artist’s perspective, and then we decide if it goes in the eclectic Art Slice Museum - which is definitely real and NOT imaginary.

Oh… and we have to keep our hungry, hungry Pantrémons satiated by feeding them practical descriptions of art mediums and movements from our Art Slice Pantry, or they might eat us.

Follow along with ALL the images we discuss on our website at artslicepod.com or some of the images we discuss on Instagram @artslicepod

15: Rene Magritte & surrealism's daddy, Giorgio de Chirico - The Song of Love 1914

Thu, 02 Sep 2021
Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker are back with another slice of Art History: they discuss Rene Magritte and his painting "The Unexpected Answer" from 1933, Giorgio “Daddy” De Chirico’s influence on Rene and the Surrealists, and De Chirico's "The Song of Love" from 1914.

De Chirico’s metaphysical works were a first in art history and has since influenced generations of artists, especially the Surrealists. Both he and De Chirico evoke a sense of stimmung, or mood, that is especially unnerving when their paintings are realistically painted but Rene takes it a step further. 

While Rene is considered a Surrealist, he was not quite like the others. His compositions raise more questions than answers and were likely inspired by the tragedy and war he experienced early in life. His interest in the macabre and uncanny, taken from Edgar Allen Poe and Lewis Carroll really took off once he left Brussels and headed to Paris, to the heart of Surrealism. 

Somewhere between all of the melancholic marble statues, architectural arcades, giant chess pieces and bowler hats, Stephanie and Russell finally discuss the beginnings of Surrealism which include Andre Breton’s military career, Sigmund Freud’s ideas, and Max Ernst’s French translation skills.

Lastly, they confront the Daddy in the room and discuss that disturbing, lingering sense of uneasiness Rene’s works leaves us in. And if Rene, at the end of the day, is truly a Surrealist. 

Our Art Pantry of the week are Automatic, Surrealist Techniques: Frottage, grattage, eclaboussure, fumage, and decalcomania. 

Topics include Belgian waffles, Surrealist bedtime stories, a forgotten Krautrock band, why your daddy doesn't listen to David Bowie, theatre, The Treachery of Images, and Daddies - lots and lots of Daddies. 

The song featured in this episode was ‘Fowl and Fruit’ by Patrick Kilpatrick , from Kill Patrick vol 1, which can be found here: https://patrickkilpatrick.bandcamp.com/
Consider supporting his work!

Reviewing, subscribing, liking, and sharing really helps support the show!

Follow us on twitter, tiktok, youtube, and instagram.

You can also support us and grab some merch: https://www.artslicepod.com/shop

Consider subscribing and leaving us a review on apple podcasts.

14: Hilma af Klint - Our Lady of Purpose - (Part 1) The Ten Largest - 1907

Thu, 19 Aug 2021
After a summer Art History hiatus, Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker (finally) discuss Swedish painter Hilma af Klint’s journey to abstraction, from a young girl in Navy Cadet school to an accomplished, individual, and independent female artist - a rare combination in the 19th century.

Hilma is often sensationalized as a mystical hermit artist who spoke to ghosts, or as the inventor of abstract art - both of which sound sexy for an exhibition - but do a disservice to an artist who worked with such intentionality and purpose throughout her life.

Hilma's interest in the unseen, science, religion, clairvoyance, and meditation would lead her to find the connective threads between representation and abstraction.

For example, like in The Ten Largest ; Ten giant, powerful, and vibrant paintings, while deeply personal to her, have a universal message everyone can connect to.

Topics include Madame Helena Blavatsky, Theosophy, gweenies, God Bod, astral chore coats, ice-cream sampling, Swedish Melodic Death Metal Band De Fem, and pony parties.

Our Art Pantry of the week is Automatic Drawing.

The song featured in this episode was ‘Kāra’ by Hninja which can be found here. Consider supporting their work! https://hninja.bandcamp.com/

Reviewing, subscribing, liking, and sharing really helps support the show:

Follow us on twitter, tiktok, youtube, and instagram.

Consider subscribing and leaving us a review on apple podcasts.

Fill out our color surveys here: http://linktr.ee/artslicepod


You can pick up a 4 pack of stickers to help support the show: http://linktr.ee/artslicepod

Art History Short 03: Kerry James Marshall - Memento (not Mambo) No.5 from the Souvenir Series

Thu, 05 Aug 2021
WE ARE BACK with another Art Slice Short: Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker cover one of their favorite contemporary painters, Black artist Kerry James Marshall and his painting, “Memento #5” of his Souvenir Series.

You can find all the images we discuss today on artslicepod.com or instagram http://linktr.ee/artslicepod

They also discuss the Black Liberation Movement, the Civil Rights movement of the1960s that visually inspired the Souvenir Series: from Civil Rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, to the nationwide Civil Rights protests and how these events continue to impact and inspire social reform and change today.

Topics include Mambo #5, Dodge hemis, Watts Riots, political lawn signs, punky emo belts, and a tailgate party featuring blue weenies.

Reviewing, subscribing, liking, and sharing really helps support the show:

Follow us on twitter, tiktok, youtube, and instagram: http://linktr.ee/artslicepod

Consider subscribing and leaving us a review on apple podcasts.

Fill out our color surveys here:
http://linktr.ee/artslicepod

You can pick up a 4 pack of stickers to help support the show: http://linktr.ee/artslicepod

Send Message to Art Slice - A Palatable Serving of Art History

Unverified Podcast
Is this your Podcast? Claim It!

Podcaster File Art Slice - A Palatable Serving of Art History

Reviews for Art Slice - A Palatable Serving of Art History