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Dr Janina Ramirez - Art Detective

Art is the truest expression of the workings of the mind, free from learnt language. More than that, it is the visual expression of culture, politics, society, religion, emotion, zeitgeist, channelled through the brush, chisel, or hands of creative individuals. Understanding art allows us to understand history: to pin it with images, and pepper it with the faces, colours, drama and expression of its time. This series is designed to give bite-sized insights into the world of Art History, bringing one image to life across 20 minutes through discussion with experts. History is never far from view, so each image will be expanded to sit within the cultural and historical context that produced it.Presented by Dr Janina RamirezProduced by Dan Morelle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Codex Aureus - Kate Wiles

The Stockholm Codex Aureus is a Gospel book written in the mid-eighth century in Southumbria, probably in Canterbury, whose decoration combines Insular and Italian elements. Southumbria produced a number of important illuminated manuscripts during the eighth and early ninth centuries, including the Vespasian Psalter, the Stockholm Codex Aureus, three Mercian prayer books, the Tiberius Bede and the Royal Bible.Kate Wiles is a Medievalist, linguist, and Senior Editor History Today. View this episode's image here.Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.Producer: Dan Morelle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

12 Jul 2017

Rank #1

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The Kiss - Gustav Klimt

The Kiss was painted by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt between 1907 and 1908, the highpoint of his "Golden Period", when he painted a number of works in a similar gilded style. A perfect square, the canvas depicts a couple embracing, their bodies entwined in elaborate robes decorated in a style influenced by both linear constructs of the contemporary Art Nouveau style and the organic forms of the earlier Arts and Crafts movement. The work is composed of oil paint with applied layers of gold leaf, an aspect that gives its strikingly modern, yet evocative appearance. The painting is now in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere palace, Vienna, and is widely considered a masterpiece of the early modern period. It is a symbol of Vienna Jugendstil—Viennese Art Nouveau—and is considered Klimt's most popular work.View this episode's images here.Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.Producer: Dan Morelle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

17 May 2017

Rank #2

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The Arnolfini Portrait - Amber Butchart

Art Detective Dr Janina Ramirez meets Amber Butchart at the National Gallery to discuss the Arnolfini Portrait.Episode Credits:Producer - Natt TapleyAudio - Pete Dennis--------Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetectiveInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePodTwitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJaninaRamirezFacebook Group (Patreon Backers Only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtDetective/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

13 Mar 2018

Rank #3

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Theodora Mosaic, Ravenna – with Bettany Hughes

View this week’s image here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

21 Dec 2016

Rank #4

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Neil Gaiman on The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd

Neil Gaiman is an author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book. In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards. Richard Dadd (1 August 1817 – 7 January 1886) was an English painter of the Victorian era, noted for his depictions of fairies and other supernatural subjects, Orientalist scenes, and enigmatic genre scenes, rendered with obsessively minuscule detail. Most of the works for which he is best known were created while he was a patient in psychiatric hospitals.Click here to view the painting discussed in this episode.Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter.Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.Producer: Dan Morelle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

31 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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The Cave Art Paintings of the Lascaux Cave - with Professor Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts is an anatomist, anthropologist and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She is also a broadcaster and has presented several landmark BBC series including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Ice Age Giants and The Celts. She has also presented several Horizon programmes, and occasionally presents Costing The Earth on Radio 4. She has written seven popular science and archaeology books. Her book about embryology and evolution, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize in 2015.View this episode's image here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

8 Feb 2017

Rank #6

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Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch – with Waldemar Januszack

View this week's image here. Waldemar Januszczak is a British art critic and television documentary producer and presenter. Formerly the art critic of The Guardian, he took the same role at The Sunday Times in 1992, and has twice won the Critic of the Year award. Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

25 Jan 2017

Rank #7

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#63 Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring

Since Tracy Chevalier’s 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' was published in 1999, it has sold more than 5 million copies, has been translated into 39 languages and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. On the 20th anniversary of this enduring modern classic, Dr Janina Ramirez joined Tracy Chevalier and the Victoria & Albert Museum to talk about Vermeer’s painting of the same name, and how it inspired her.View the slideshow referenced in this episode here.Producer: Dan Morelle-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Instagram: https://instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirezTwitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePod Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook: https://facebook.com/DrJaninaRamirezFacebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/ArtDetective -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Art Detective Patreon Supporterspatreon.com/ArtDetectiveAmanda CookeAndrew RobesonBecky HeadBernard FildesCatherine Rowley-WilliamsChloe GuttridgeChris ChattertonChris DouglassColin BeebyDaniel Ramirez David ParkerFi CooperJanet LeeJoanne Benjamin Dzho MckeownJoseph MaleczekKanidra McGillKeiran LancasterKevin CannellKevin Valdes ParraMargaret SzedenitsMargy Mayell Mark StackMCMatzMeg JonesMichele OlenderNeil HolmesNicola CaponNina RamirezPatricia McLeanPaul FlattStephen LawrenceTammy MillerTanchira ArjinkitVanessa RowlandsWayne Quigg See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

10 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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The Fighting Temeraire by Turner – with Dan Snow

View this week’s image here.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter.Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22mins

28 Dec 2016

Rank #9

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The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo - with Patrick Doorly

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35mins

14 Jun 2017

Rank #10

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Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL is an English novelist. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the "50 greatest British writers since 1945". In a 2004 poll for the BBC, Pullman was named the eleventh most influential person in British culture.Click here to view the images discussed in this episode.Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.Producer: Dan Morelle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43mins

2 Oct 2017

Rank #11

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Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci - with Martin Kemp

View this week's image here. Martin Kemp is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art; Honorary Fellow of Trinity College. Professor Kemp has published extensively on Leonardo, Renaissance art, and the links between art and science.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

18 Jan 2017

Rank #12

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Map of Constantinople & The Hereford Mappa Mundi - with Peter Frankopan

Dr. Peter Frankopan is a historian at Oxford University, where he is Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research.Peter's book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, is an international bestseller, described by William Dalrymple as a 'historicalepic of dazzling range, ambition and achievement' (Observer)View the episode's works: Map of Constantinople here. View the Hereford Mappa Mundi here. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.Producer: Dan Morelle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

22 Mar 2017

Rank #13

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Plague with Rebecca Rideal

Dr Janina Ramirez discusses plague with Rebecca Rideal. Rebecca is a writer, former television producer and historian, specialising in the Stuart dynasty and seventeenth-century England. She now focuses on consulting and has worked with a number of heritage sites, TV companies and independent researchers to bring the intricacies of the past to a wider audience.Episode Credits:Producer - Natt TapleyAudio - Pete Dennis--------Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetectiveInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePodTwitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJaninaRamirezFacebook Group (Patreon Backers Only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtDetective/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38mins

28 May 2018

Rank #14

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The Cage Paintings by Gerhard Richter - with Phil Selway

Janina continues to blur the boundaries of Art talking with Phil Selway the drummer for legendary and genre-defying band, Radiohead. Together they peel back the layers of collaboration, performance, self-expression, music, play, and much more. Prepare to have your mind-blown. Again.Gerhard Richter is a German visual artist. Richter has produced abstract as well as photorealistic paintings, and also photographs and glass pieces. His art follows the examples of Picasso and Jean Arp in undermining the concept of the artist's obligation to maintain a single cohesive style.View this episode's image here.Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.Producer: Dan Morelle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

8 Mar 2017

Rank #15

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Equestrian Portrait of Charles I by Anthony van Dyck - with Bendor Grosvenor

Bendor Grosvenor is a British art dealer, art historian and writer. He is known for discovering a number of important lost works by Old Master artists, including Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Claude Lorrain and Peter Brueghel the Younger.The Equestrian Portrait of Charles I (also known as Charles I on Horseback) is an oil painting on canvas by Anthony van Dyck, showing Charles I on horseback. Charles I had become King of Great Britain and Ireland in 1625 on the death of his father James I, and Van Dyck became the Charles' Principal Painter in Ordinary in 1632.The portrait is thought to have been painted in about 1637–38, only a few years before the English Civil War broke out in 1642. It is one of many portraits of Charles by Van Dyck, including several equestrian portraits.It is held by the National Gallery, London.View this episode's image here.Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.Producer: Dan Morelle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

31 Mar 2017

Rank #16

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BIrkenhead Priory

Dr Janina Ramirez visits an architectural treasure, Birkenhead Priory, the oldest standing building on Merseyside. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete DennisPicture credits: Adrian Little, James Deegan & Alison Bailey Smith See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27mins

27 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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Guernica - Frank McDonough

Dr Janina Ramirez talks to Frank McDonough about Guernica, Picasso and modern art in modern wars. --------Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetectiveInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePodTwitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJaninaRamirezFacebook Group (Patreon Backers Only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtDetective/ Episode Credits:Producer - Natt TapleyAudio - Pete Dennis See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38mins

3 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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Bonus Minisode: The Nightwatch by Rembrandt

Watch Janina's new 3-part series, An Art Lovers Guide starting on BBC Four from 1st May at 9pm. Watch on iPlayer here. With sumptuous palaces, exquisite artworks and stunning architecture, every great city offers a dizzying multitude of artistic highlights. In the series, Dr Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke take us on three cultural city breaks, hunting for off-the-beaten-track artistic treats - and finding new ways of enjoying some very famous sights.The Night Watch, is a 1642 painting by Rembrandt van Rijn. It is in the collection of the Amsterdam Museum but is prominently displayed in the Rijksmuseum as the best known painting in its collection. The Night Watch is one of the most famous Dutch Golden Age paintings and is window 16 in the Canon of Amsterdam.View this episode's image here.Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.Producer: Dan Morelle See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

1 May 2017

Rank #19

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Georges La Tour & Artemisia Gentileschi - Mark Gatiss

Janina sits down with the incomparable Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who, The League of Gentlemen, Game of Thrones) to talk about Groeg La Tour, Artemisia Gentileschi, murder, beheading, and who's the best at drawing blood.Episode Credits:Producer - Natt TapleyAudio - Pete Dennis--------Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArtDetectiveInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/DrJaninaRamirez/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtDetectivePodTwitter: https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJaninaRamirezFacebook Group (Patreon Backers Only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtDetective/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

20 May 2018

Rank #20