Coined the man of steel, Richard Serra is one of the most important sculptors of the later part of the 20th century. His impact is profound, but not without controversy.
Image: Exhibition from Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; Click image for work credit.
Accidents and attacks, oh my...
In this episode, Jennifer discusses artwork that has been damaged, either by accident or on purpose. Buckle up buttercups, these are some crazy stories
Hannah Hoch and a bit of DADA
In this episode, Jennifer Brickey talks about the queen of DADA, Hannah Hoch. Hoch was the fiercely independent groundbreaking artist that defied odds, including two wars and a plethora of misogynistic boy's clubs.
Image: Hannah Höch, Untitled, 1930, from the series ‘From an Ethnographic Museum’, collage
I was trying to think of a title for Louise Bourgeois. How about a legend? How about she wasn't fully recognized until she was in her 70s? How about unabashed, unapologetically brilliant? This is Louise Bourgeois, the sculptor, installation artist, painter, printmaker, to name a few.
Image: Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999
Mona, The Lady with all the Secrets
In this episode, Jennifer discusses the ever-elusive Mona Lisa. From her smile, the controversy to the famous kidnapping, learn why this painting has captured the hearts of millions for centuries.
Augusta Savage came from rural beginnings to become a significant early Harlem Renaissance sculptor. She fought for equality and acceptance. Only, few know her name. Why?
This is her story.
Realization Sculpture; Image: Courtesy Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Salvador Dali: Unhinged
People call him one of the most celebrated artists of all time. But, what is behind those ever elusive dreamscapes? Listen as Jennifer explores the artist, Salvador Dali.
Image credit: The Great Masturbator, 1939. dalipaintings.com
Exhibition Sensation: That one about the Mayor
In 1997 the exhibition titled Sensation took the contemporary art world by storm. It left questions of controversy, shock value, and angry politicians in its wake.
Image credit: Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1999
Alice Neel: The Collector of Souls
She was a feminist painter before it was a thing. The self-proclaimed collector of souls refused to call her paintings portraits, but rather paintings of people. In this episode, Jennifer Brickey talks about the tragically beautiful being that is Alice Neel.
Image credit: Alice Neel, Self Portrait, 1980. © Estate of Alice Neel,1980
The Perfect Dichotomy
Robert Mapplethorpe addressed concepts of beauty, identity, and individuality by photographing artists, musicians, pornographic film stars, and members of the S&M underground. Find out what happens when politics intervene with freedom of expression.
Image credit: Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait, 1980. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Caravaggio: Murder, Mayhem, and Artichokes
Caravaggio is one of the most renowned painters of all time. In this introductory episode, Jennifer introduces us to the Caravaggio that you may not have heard about. Get ready for some serious anger issues, barroom brawls, and perhaps... murder.
Image credit: Ottavio Leoni, 'Drawing of the Portrait of Caravaggio' Florence, Biblioteca Marucelliana © Photo Scala, Florence