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The Lonely Palette

Tamar Avishai

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The Lonely Palette
The Lonely Palette

The Lonely Palette

Tamar Avishai

60
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133
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Welcome to The Lonely Palette, the podcast that returns art history to the masses, one painting at a time. Each episode, host Tamar Avishai picks a painting du jour, interviews unsuspecting museum visitors in front of it, and then dives deeply into the object, the movement, the social context, and anything and everything else that will make it as neat to you as it is to her. For more information, visit thelonelypalette.com | Twitter @lonelypalette | Instagram @thelonelypalette.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 41 - Jan Van Eyck's "Arnolfini Portrait" (1434)

Whoever said the devil was in the details clearly had a thing for Northern Renaissance portraiture. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/11/17/episode-41-jan-van-eycks-arnolfini-double-portrait-1434 Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Our Son the Potter,” “Bundt,” “Pacing,” “Secret Pocketbook,” “Oriel,” “Floretin Interlude” Poddington Bear, “Clay” Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show: patreon.com/lonelypalette

26 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 41 - Jan Van Eyck's "Arnolfini Portrait" (1434)

HiatusEp 0.5 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Culture Hustlers

The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org. This week: Lucas Spivey's Culture Hustlers is a podcast for artists who mean business. This episode takes us to Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and specifically to winner Le'Andra Leseur turned a $5k grant into a $200k installation. Originally from the Bronx, Atlanta and currently in Jersey, Le'Andra got her bachelors in business on a basketball scholarship, but returned to get her BFA in photography. Her work embodies the pain, the power, and the beauty of #blacklivesmatter. Listen to Culture Hustlers at www.themobileincubator.com/dispatches, or wherever you get your podcasts. Listen to The Lonely Palette archives! www.t...

34 MINOCT 31
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HiatusEp 0.5 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Culture Hustlers

HiatusEp 0.4 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Ministry of Ideas

The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org. This week: Zachary Davis's Ministry of Ideas is a small show about big ideas, presented as punchy secular sermons. This episode tackles that thorny issue, Modernity. Many think modernity is about the rise of science, the spread of democracy and capitalism, or the decline of religion or superstition. But those stories ignore the bigger picture about colonialism and race. Listen to Ministry of Ideas at www.ministryofideas.org, or wherever you get your podcasts. Next week: We hit up Art Prize with Culture Hustlers. Listen to The Lonely Palette archives! www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes Support The Lonely Palette! www.patreon.com...

33 MINOCT 24
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HiatusEp 0.4 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Ministry of Ideas

HiatusEp 0.3 - Hub & Spoke Presents: The Constant

The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org. This week: The Constant is a podcast about our history of getting things wrong. In this episode, host Mark Chrisler introduces us to Laszio Toth, who, believing he was Jesus Christ, entered St. Peter's Basilica on May 21st, 1972 and took a hammer to Michelangelo's Pieta. What happened next would make the world wonder what separates a work of art from a forgery. Listen to The Constant at www.constantpodcast.com, or wherever you get your podcasts. Next week: Ministry of Ideas takes us to the World's Fair Listen to The Lonely Palette archives! www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes Support The Lonely Palette! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

29 MINOCT 16
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HiatusEp 0.3 - Hub & Spoke Presents: The Constant

HiatusEp 0.2 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Open Source

The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org. This week: Open Source with Christopher Lydon is a local conversation with global attitude. "The Bauhaus in Your House," which originally aired on 90.9 WBUR in April 2019, is an exploration of art, architecture, and design with Tamar Avishai, Peter Chermayeff, Ann Beha, and Sebastian Smee. The Bauhaus was the art school in Germany that created the look of the twentieth century. We just live in it: loving its white-box affordability, or hating its stripped, blank, glass-and-steel uniformity, the world around. It’s the IKEA look in the twenty-first century, the look of Chicago skyscrapers and now Chinese housing towers, the look of American kitchens and probably the typeface on your emails. It was the less-is-more school that made ornament very nearly a crime. It stood, and stands, for a few big ideas still hotly contested. Listen to Open Source at www.radioopensource.org, or wherever you get your podcasts. Next week: The Constant and Michelangelo Listen to The Lonely Palette archives! www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes Support The Lonely Palette! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

50 MINOCT 9
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HiatusEp 0.2 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Open Source

HiatusEp 0.1 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Iconography

The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org. This week: Charles Gustine's Iconography, a podcast about icons, real and imagined. Just in time for New England leaf-peeping, this episode tackles Plymouth Rock, which visitors tend to find...underwhelming - a small, scarred rock in a cage. Maybe the reason Plymouth Rock is so frequently seen as underwhelming is because all the fascinating stories of how people who love the Rock have hurt it aren’t well known enough. Maybe if we all knew more of Plymouth Rock’s scar stories, visitors would be appropriately ...whelmed. Listen to Iconography at https://iconographypodcast.squarespace.com, or wherever you get your podcasts. Next week: Radio Open Source and the Bauhaus. Listen to The Lonely Palette archives! www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes Support The Lonely Palette! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

61 MINOCT 3
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HiatusEp 0.1 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Iconography

BonusEp. 0.3 - Tamar Avishai interview with Artists of Camberville

On July 29, 2019 (the day after the birth of my son!), host and producer Danielle Monroe posted this interview we had recorded the week before for her podcast "Artists of Camberville." This was one of best conversations I've ever had about the origins of "The Lonely Palette" and the trials and tribulations of art-viewing, meaning-making, script-writing, audio podcasting about the visual, and, like, a little bit about The Bachelorette. Enjoy! 00:10: Introduction. 00:41: Laying the groundwork for starting "The Lonely Palette". 4:18: Clip from "Episode 24: Meditations on Mark Rothko". 6:12: Permission to slow down in front of a work of art. What is the best way to be present in an art museum? Both amateurs and experts have a hard time with this. 9:12: Is allowing for any reaction to an artwork “uneducated”? Exploring songwriting and meaning-making with a little help from Dar Williams and Mark Rothko. 14:30: As a podcaster, the difference between thinking like a radio producer and thi...

32 MINAUG 10
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BonusEp. 0.3 - Tamar Avishai interview with Artists of Camberville

Ep. 40 - Frida Kahlo's "Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia)" (1928)

In which we go beneath the flowers, the unibrow, the broken body, and the shadow of her marriage, to reframe the fame of Frida Kahlo: the Cult Icon of Humanness. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/7/14/episode-40-frida-kahlos-dos-mujeres Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Jat Poure,” “Li Fonte,” “Clouds at the Gap,” “Master,” “When the Guests Have Left,” “Curiously and Curiously,” “Thread Ceylon,” “Gondola Blue” Tinpan Orange, “Song for Frida Kahlo” Support the show: www.patreon.com/lonelypalette Episode sponsors: www.thegreatcourses.com/lonely www.visualartspassage.com/palette

37 MINJUL 19
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Ep. 40 - Frida Kahlo's "Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia)" (1928)

Ep. 39 - Rembrandt van Rijn's "Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh" (1632)

It isn't 17th century Dutch art if we're not going so deep into Rembrandt's soul and so close to the meticulous details of his virtuosic portraiture that we make the guards nervous. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/5/23/episode-39-rembrandt-van-rijns-portrait-of-aeltje-uylenburgh-1632 Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Lovers Hollow” “Tailrunner,” “Entwined Oddity,” “Lupi,” “Thannoid,” “Camp Fermin” Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette Thanks to our episode sponsors: www.thegreatcourses.com/lonely www.visualartspassage.com

31 MINJUN 8
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Ep. 39 - Rembrandt van Rijn's "Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh" (1632)

BonusEp. 0.2 - Tamar Avishai interviews Dan Byers, Director of Harvard's Carpenter Center

Tamar met Dan when she was a worshipful high school freshman and he was (to her) an übercool junior who was not only the arts editor of Thoughtprints, the school's art/lit mag, but also spent his free time in the fine art studio, bending the charcoal like Beckmann. Now he's the Director of the Carpenter Center of Visual Arts at Harvard University, she's an art history podcaster, and they reconnected in the Busch-Reisinger galleries in front of Max Beckmann's "Self-Portrait in a Tuxedo" from 1927 to talk about self-portraiture, self-evolution, and the limitations of peaking in high school. [00:17] - Describing the painting. [02:35] - What drew Dan to the painting as a teenager. [06:16] - The ephemera of the cigarette. [08:17] - Self-portraits in high school. [09:25] - Drawing in thick, expressive lines. [11:35] - The self-portrait that doesn't need our validation. [15:19] - Beckmann isn’t Egon Schiele [18:58] - Dan's evolving relationship with this painting. [21:58] - Thoughtprints...

22 MINAPR 5
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BonusEp. 0.2 - Tamar Avishai interviews Dan Byers, Director of Harvard's Carpenter Center

Latest Episodes

Ep. 41 - Jan Van Eyck's "Arnolfini Portrait" (1434)

Whoever said the devil was in the details clearly had a thing for Northern Renaissance portraiture. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/11/17/episode-41-jan-van-eycks-arnolfini-double-portrait-1434 Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Our Son the Potter,” “Bundt,” “Pacing,” “Secret Pocketbook,” “Oriel,” “Floretin Interlude” Poddington Bear, “Clay” Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show: patreon.com/lonelypalette

26 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 41 - Jan Van Eyck's "Arnolfini Portrait" (1434)

HiatusEp 0.5 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Culture Hustlers

The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org. This week: Lucas Spivey's Culture Hustlers is a podcast for artists who mean business. This episode takes us to Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and specifically to winner Le'Andra Leseur turned a $5k grant into a $200k installation. Originally from the Bronx, Atlanta and currently in Jersey, Le'Andra got her bachelors in business on a basketball scholarship, but returned to get her BFA in photography. Her work embodies the pain, the power, and the beauty of #blacklivesmatter. Listen to Culture Hustlers at www.themobileincubator.com/dispatches, or wherever you get your podcasts. Listen to The Lonely Palette archives! www.t...

34 MINOCT 31
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HiatusEp 0.5 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Culture Hustlers

HiatusEp 0.4 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Ministry of Ideas

The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org. This week: Zachary Davis's Ministry of Ideas is a small show about big ideas, presented as punchy secular sermons. This episode tackles that thorny issue, Modernity. Many think modernity is about the rise of science, the spread of democracy and capitalism, or the decline of religion or superstition. But those stories ignore the bigger picture about colonialism and race. Listen to Ministry of Ideas at www.ministryofideas.org, or wherever you get your podcasts. Next week: We hit up Art Prize with Culture Hustlers. Listen to The Lonely Palette archives! www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes Support The Lonely Palette! www.patreon.com...

33 MINOCT 24
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HiatusEp 0.4 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Ministry of Ideas

HiatusEp 0.3 - Hub & Spoke Presents: The Constant

The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org. This week: The Constant is a podcast about our history of getting things wrong. In this episode, host Mark Chrisler introduces us to Laszio Toth, who, believing he was Jesus Christ, entered St. Peter's Basilica on May 21st, 1972 and took a hammer to Michelangelo's Pieta. What happened next would make the world wonder what separates a work of art from a forgery. Listen to The Constant at www.constantpodcast.com, or wherever you get your podcasts. Next week: Ministry of Ideas takes us to the World's Fair Listen to The Lonely Palette archives! www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes Support The Lonely Palette! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

29 MINOCT 16
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HiatusEp 0.3 - Hub & Spoke Presents: The Constant

HiatusEp 0.2 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Open Source

The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org. This week: Open Source with Christopher Lydon is a local conversation with global attitude. "The Bauhaus in Your House," which originally aired on 90.9 WBUR in April 2019, is an exploration of art, architecture, and design with Tamar Avishai, Peter Chermayeff, Ann Beha, and Sebastian Smee. The Bauhaus was the art school in Germany that created the look of the twentieth century. We just live in it: loving its white-box affordability, or hating its stripped, blank, glass-and-steel uniformity, the world around. It’s the IKEA look in the twenty-first century, the look of Chicago skyscrapers and now Chinese housing towers, the look of American kitchens and probably the typeface on your emails. It was the less-is-more school that made ornament very nearly a crime. It stood, and stands, for a few big ideas still hotly contested. Listen to Open Source at www.radioopensource.org, or wherever you get your podcasts. Next week: The Constant and Michelangelo Listen to The Lonely Palette archives! www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes Support The Lonely Palette! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

50 MINOCT 9
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HiatusEp 0.2 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Open Source

HiatusEp 0.1 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Iconography

The Lonely Palette is on break until November 2019, so every Wednesday in October, a different Hub & Spoke producer will take the host's chair to present an episode of their show that Tamar is especially fond of. Enjoy this month's podcast petri dish of art, culture, history, and society, and subscribe to any and all Hub & Spoke shows at www.hubspokeaudio.org. This week: Charles Gustine's Iconography, a podcast about icons, real and imagined. Just in time for New England leaf-peeping, this episode tackles Plymouth Rock, which visitors tend to find...underwhelming - a small, scarred rock in a cage. Maybe the reason Plymouth Rock is so frequently seen as underwhelming is because all the fascinating stories of how people who love the Rock have hurt it aren’t well known enough. Maybe if we all knew more of Plymouth Rock’s scar stories, visitors would be appropriately ...whelmed. Listen to Iconography at https://iconographypodcast.squarespace.com, or wherever you get your podcasts. Next week: Radio Open Source and the Bauhaus. Listen to The Lonely Palette archives! www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes Support The Lonely Palette! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

61 MINOCT 3
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HiatusEp 0.1 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Iconography

BonusEp. 0.3 - Tamar Avishai interview with Artists of Camberville

On July 29, 2019 (the day after the birth of my son!), host and producer Danielle Monroe posted this interview we had recorded the week before for her podcast "Artists of Camberville." This was one of best conversations I've ever had about the origins of "The Lonely Palette" and the trials and tribulations of art-viewing, meaning-making, script-writing, audio podcasting about the visual, and, like, a little bit about The Bachelorette. Enjoy! 00:10: Introduction. 00:41: Laying the groundwork for starting "The Lonely Palette". 4:18: Clip from "Episode 24: Meditations on Mark Rothko". 6:12: Permission to slow down in front of a work of art. What is the best way to be present in an art museum? Both amateurs and experts have a hard time with this. 9:12: Is allowing for any reaction to an artwork “uneducated”? Exploring songwriting and meaning-making with a little help from Dar Williams and Mark Rothko. 14:30: As a podcaster, the difference between thinking like a radio producer and thi...

32 MINAUG 10
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BonusEp. 0.3 - Tamar Avishai interview with Artists of Camberville

Ep. 40 - Frida Kahlo's "Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia)" (1928)

In which we go beneath the flowers, the unibrow, the broken body, and the shadow of her marriage, to reframe the fame of Frida Kahlo: the Cult Icon of Humanness. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/7/14/episode-40-frida-kahlos-dos-mujeres Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Jat Poure,” “Li Fonte,” “Clouds at the Gap,” “Master,” “When the Guests Have Left,” “Curiously and Curiously,” “Thread Ceylon,” “Gondola Blue” Tinpan Orange, “Song for Frida Kahlo” Support the show: www.patreon.com/lonelypalette Episode sponsors: www.thegreatcourses.com/lonely www.visualartspassage.com/palette

37 MINJUL 19
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Ep. 40 - Frida Kahlo's "Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia)" (1928)

Ep. 39 - Rembrandt van Rijn's "Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh" (1632)

It isn't 17th century Dutch art if we're not going so deep into Rembrandt's soul and so close to the meticulous details of his virtuosic portraiture that we make the guards nervous. See the images: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/5/23/episode-39-rembrandt-van-rijns-portrait-of-aeltje-uylenburgh-1632 Music used: Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger” The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, “Lovers Hollow” “Tailrunner,” “Entwined Oddity,” “Lupi,” “Thannoid,” “Camp Fermin” Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees" Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette Thanks to our episode sponsors: www.thegreatcourses.com/lonely www.visualartspassage.com

31 MINJUN 8
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Ep. 39 - Rembrandt van Rijn's "Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh" (1632)

BonusEp. 0.2 - Tamar Avishai interviews Dan Byers, Director of Harvard's Carpenter Center

Tamar met Dan when she was a worshipful high school freshman and he was (to her) an übercool junior who was not only the arts editor of Thoughtprints, the school's art/lit mag, but also spent his free time in the fine art studio, bending the charcoal like Beckmann. Now he's the Director of the Carpenter Center of Visual Arts at Harvard University, she's an art history podcaster, and they reconnected in the Busch-Reisinger galleries in front of Max Beckmann's "Self-Portrait in a Tuxedo" from 1927 to talk about self-portraiture, self-evolution, and the limitations of peaking in high school. [00:17] - Describing the painting. [02:35] - What drew Dan to the painting as a teenager. [06:16] - The ephemera of the cigarette. [08:17] - Self-portraits in high school. [09:25] - Drawing in thick, expressive lines. [11:35] - The self-portrait that doesn't need our validation. [15:19] - Beckmann isn’t Egon Schiele [18:58] - Dan's evolving relationship with this painting. [21:58] - Thoughtprints...

22 MINAPR 5
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BonusEp. 0.2 - Tamar Avishai interviews Dan Byers, Director of Harvard's Carpenter Center
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