The Art Attack Podcast
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In each 8-10 minute episode, we tackle one work of art in a fun, engaging conversation.
||Art Detectives: Unraveling Benjamin West’s “Helen Brought to Paris”||In this episode, Sarah and Sarah put on their detective hats to unravel the mysterious meanings behind Benjamin West’s painting, Helen Brought to Paris. Our References: Raphael, John Adams, Charles Willson Peale, Gilbert Stuart Music: Allegro by Zim||30 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Flesh and Stone: Barbara Hepworth’s “Merryn”||After a considerable “summer” hiatus, the Art Attack is back! We kick off the new season with a gorgeous piece by Barbara Hepworth. Hepworth is considered to have been one of the first truly abstract sculptors and the piece, entitled Merryn, i||6 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Art Attack at the Movies||After visiting Ai WeiWei’s sculpture Fragments, the Sarahs keep the conversation going with a trip to the E Street Cinema for a viewing of the film Never Sorry, by Alison Klayman. The documentary paints a fascinating portrait of the dissident chines||6 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ai WeiWei’s “Fragments”||In this episode, the Sarahs visit Ai Weiwei’s sculpture Fragments, at the Sackler Gallery. The sculpture is constructed of pieces of ironwood salvaged from Qing dynasty temples that have been razed in recent years to make way for new development. Fr||8 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||We Look at it So You Don’t Have To||In which a bird lands on a statue. Also, the Sarahs take one for the team, getting to the bottom of exactly why we are so “meh” about this sculpture by Marino Marini. (Or, in Sarah C’s Italian translation, Marino! Marini!) Listen to this||19 7 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Cafe in the Museum and the Museum in the Cafe||In this special episode, we attend the opening of the Tryst Cafe at the Phillips Collection, and use the occasion to check out Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto’s eight panel piece One Day After the Rain, which can be seen in the new space. We also talk||13 6 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Street Art That Wasn’t There: “Gadhafi Loves Leeza” by Mr. CRO||In which Sarah C and Sarah D are thwarted in their valiant effort to see some street art. But we have a good conversation about it anyway! The piece is (was) Gadhafi Loves Leeza by Mr. CRO, aka Ray Noland. Noland is a Chicago-based street artist whose pie||29 5 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||On a Street in Venice with John Singer Sargent||In which the Sarahs get caught up in the romance of an intimate moment on a Venice street, as captured by John Singer Sargent. The painting is at the National Gallery of Art. Music: Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini, performed by Rafael Villegas||1 5 2012||Free||View In iTunes|