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Join two intrepid art historians as they do what they do best - gab about visual art and culture in an irreverent, but insightful and (hopefully) interesting banter in about an hour. www.iconomaniacs.com.
||28: Apple||John and Denise consider the Apollonian and Dionysian dichotomy in art referencing various approaches to the themes of chaos vs. order, nature vs. civilization, female vs. male and emotion vs. reason as they relate to Michael Pollan's discussion of the ap||10/17/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||27: Separation Anxiety||John talks with Denise Johnson and Rebecca Trawick about their co-curated exhibition, Separation Anxiety, at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, October 11 - November 13, 2010. Episode 27: Separation Anxiety Participating art||11/15/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||26: Uncanny||John and Denise sit down with curator Jennifer Frias to discuss her exhibition Even Better Than the Real Thing: The Art of the Uncanny at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. Episode 26: Uncanny Jennifer Frias Derek Parker, It's W||9/22/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||25: Arshile Gorky||In response to the Arshile Gorky retrospective currently on exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, John and Denise discuss the work and life of the artist. Episode 25: Arshile Gorky All paintings and drawing are included||7/9/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||24: Leonardo Speculation||John and Denise discuss recent and past speculations about the work and life of Leonardo da Vinci. Episode 24: Leonardo Speculations Maxell, Blown Away Guy, 1978 Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, c. 1503–1506 Leonardo possible self||3/4/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit23: Day With(out) Art||On World AIDS Day John and Denise discuss the twenty-year history of Day Without Art. Episode 23: Day With(out) Art Visual AIDS Day Without Art, December 1, 1989 Ronald Reagan William Clinton Elizabeth Glaser Earvin "M||12/2/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||22: In The News||John and Denise remember Irving Penn, Nancy Spero, and Jeanne-Claude and catch up on stories recently in the news. Episode 22: In The News Irving Penn (1917-2009) Vogue Lisa Fonssagrives Irving Penn, Woman with Roses on h||11/19/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit21: Rape||John and Denise discuss traditional images of rape in relation to the recent arrest of Oscar winning director Roman Polanski. Episode 21: Rape Samantha Gailey (now Samantha Geimer), 1977 Jack Nicholson, 1977 Roman Polanski, 19||11/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit20: Blood||Just in time for Halloween, the Iconomaniacs look at blood and other bodily excretions. Episode 20: Blood Marc Quinn, Self, 2006 Marc Quinn, Self, 1991 Piero Manzoni, Artist’s S**t, 1961 Piero Manzoni in bathroom||10/27/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jot 3: The Slave Ship||John and Denise discuss Joseph Mallord William Turner's Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying - Typhon coming on (The Slave Ship). jot: n. the smallest bit; iota v. to write down briefly J.M.W. Turner, Slavers Thr||10/14/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jot 2: At Five in the Afternoon||John and Denise discuss Robert Motherwell's At Five in the Afternoon. jot: n. the smallest bit; iota v. to write down briefly Robert Motherwell, At Five in th||10/1/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||19: Working Class||John and Denise are at work talking about the working class. Episode 19: Working Class The Coit Tower murals, 1934 (Public Works of Art Project) Gustave Courbet, The Stonebreakers, 1849 "What! Is this my son Tom?", a June 24th 1774 ca||9/18/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit18: Biography||John and Denise get personal with guest art historian, Orville Clarke while they consider the value of an artist's biography when analyzing an artwork. Viewer discretion is advised. Episode 18: Biography Artemisia Gentileschi, Susann||9/2/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jot 1: Allegory of Painting||John and Denise discuss Artemisia Gentileschi's Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting. jot: n. the smallest bit; iota v. to write down briefly Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-portrait as the Allegory of Pain||8/21/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||17: Marriage||In celebration of John's new marital bliss, the iconomaniacs ponder love, marriage and institutes that CAN be disparaged. Episode 17: Marriage Congratulations John and Catherine! Robert Frank, The Americans, 1958 Robert Frank, Ind||8/5/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||16: Dorothea Lange||Iconomaniacs focus on Dorothea Lange's iconic Great Depression image, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, CA. Episode 16: Dorothea Lange Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, CA, 1936 Rondale Partridge, Dorothea Lange, 1936 John Steinbeck, The||7/21/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||15: Artemisia Gentileschi||John and Denise briefly discuss Artemisia Gentileschi's Susanna and the Elders. Episode 15: Artemisia Gentileschi Artemisia Gentileschi, Susanna and the Elders, 1610 Peter Paul Rubens, Susanna and the Elders, 1636-40 Rembrandt||7/10/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit14: Robert Frank||In celebration of America's 233rd year of independence, John and Denise discuss the recent exhibitions and publications celebrating fifty years of Robert Frank's The Americans. Episode 14: Robert Frank Robert Frank, The Americans, 1958 Sa||7/3/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||13: Picasso, Part 2||John and Denise discuss Cubism and the legacies of Pablo Picasso's Guernica and Michael Jackson's Billie Jean. Episode 13: Picasso, Part 2 Picasso Museum of Paris Pablo Picasso, Man with a Sword, 1969 Pablo Picasso, Les Demoi||6/26/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||12: Picasso, Part 1||John and Denise discuss the results of the London Times Top 200 Artists of the 20th Century poll and consider the prominence of Pablo Picasso. Episode 12: Picasso, Part 1 The London Times Top 200 Artists of the 20th Century 1. Pa||6/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||11: White House||John and Denise discuss the history of the White House Art Collection and the Obamas selections. Episode 11: White House Art Collection iconomaniacs now on iTunes Barack Obama Michelle Obama Jacqueline Kennedy Lady Bir||6/3/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||10: Memorials||On this Memorial Day John and Denise remember those who died while in military service and commemorate their triumphant tenth episode with a consideration of Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial and war memorials in the United States post-Lin.||5/25/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||9: The Aura||John and Denise debate the loss of the aura in the age of mechanical and digital reproduction. Episode 9: The Aura VVORK, www.vvork.com Jean Baudrillard Liza Lou, detail of Beaded Kitchen, 1991-95 Henry James, The Real Thing,||5/22/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit8: Vagina Dentata||Vaginas and teeth and clubs - oh my! John and Denise consider the unspeakable with a diverse range of imagery. Explicit content. Episode 8: Vagina Dentata Alison Carmichael, C**t, 2005 Sigmund Freud, The Dissolution of the Oedipu||5/14/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||7: Church and State||John and Denise discuss the separation of church and state, the deification of rulers, racism in America, and chocolate. Episode 7: Church and State Michael D'Antuono, The Truth, 2009 Detail of Last Judgement, St. Foy, Conques, F||5/6/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit6: Epidemic||John and Denise look at reactions to epidemic illnesses, the end times and bacon. Episode 6: Epidemic Swine Flu (H1N1) Felix Gonzalez Torres, Untitled (Placebo), 1991 Andres Serrano, The Morgue, 1992 Matthias Grunewald, Isenh||4/29/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit5: Death||On the occasion of Denise's birthday, the iconomaniacs celebrate with an obvious topic - death. Episode 5: Death Happy Birthday, Denise! Death from the Sandman graphic novel series Marcus Harvey, Myra, 1995 Raymond Pettibon, Soni||4/24/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit4: Women||Where are the women? John and Denise discuss current art market trends, museum collections, and the contemporary relevancy of feminism. Episode 4: Women Artprice Art Market Trends 2008 Natalia Goncharova, Les Fleurs, c. 1912 Louise Bo||4/17/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit3: Ownership||John and Denise ask the question, “Who owns the art?” Episode 3: Ownership Six Nudes of Neil, Edward Weston, 1925. Witkin Gallery poster announcing publication of a limited edition portfolio printed by George A. Tice, 1977.||4/10/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||2: Appropriation||John and Denise consider the degree of transformation in Shepard Fairey's Obama image and other appropriations in history. Episode 2: Appropriation Obama Hope, Shepard Fairey, 2008 Menkaure and His Wife, Egypt, ruled 2490-2472 BCE Kou||4/3/09||Free||View In iTunes|
Art Maniacs, Indeed!
John and Denise are very passionate art historians, and their love of the visual arts I find to be very infectious. I have listened to every single one of their podcasts, and highly recommend them to anyone who loves to debate art pieces and how they relate to contemporary culture.
A fantastic edition to anyone's daily podcasts
It's wonderful to stumble upon a podcast that you not only connect with the material but one of the hosts turns out to be your favorite professor from college. Iconomaniacs has everything you would hope your college art history class would have for content but feels more like discussing art with friends in a gallery or walking through a museum together. Refreshing to have a podcast produced by people that not only love the subject but have amazing insight and knowledge. Thank you for these episodes!