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The Lonely Palette

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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.

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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.

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Binge worthy!

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Every episode is golden. Expertly written, amazing sound design. I can’t stop listening!

Catching up on past podcasts as fast as I can

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Really enjoy the positives narratives created by art

iTunes Ratings

484 Ratings
Average Ratings
460
10
4
4
6

Binge worthy!

By Simpleanimator - Mar 13 2020
Read more
Every episode is golden. Expertly written, amazing sound design. I can’t stop listening!

Catching up on past podcasts as fast as I can

By 9391237 - Mar 08 2020
Read more
Really enjoy the positives narratives created by art
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The Lonely Palette

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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.

Rank #1: Ep. 41 - Jan Van Eyck's "Arnolfini Portrait" (1434)

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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

Nov 30 2019

26mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 24 - Meditations on Mark Rothko

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Whether you think Mark Rothko is the portal to spiritual transcendence or emotional-ambulance-chasing bunk, let's take the necessary time to explore his work without feeling like our souls are at stake.

See the images:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/11/20/episode-24-meditations-on-mark-rothko

Music used:
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, "A Simple Blur", "Thematic", "Cases to Rest", "Plate Grayscale", "Drone Thistle," "Sage the Hunter"
Dar Williams, "Mark Rothko Song"
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

Support the show!
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette.
Our Year-End Listener Challenge is ON. Become a patr(e)on by December 15th and yours truly will produce an episode on "Dogs Playing Poker" because of course.

Nov 21 2017

29mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 42 - Katsushika Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" (c. 1829-1832)

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Sure, you've seen it a million times in a million memes, but when was the last time you actually stopped to contemplate the incredible power of this Japanese ukiyo-e print? Or for that matter, the incredible power of a wave itself?

See the images:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2020/2/5/episode-42-katsushika-hokusais-the-great-wave-off-kanagawa-18301831

Music used:
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, “Falaal,” “Dirty Wallpaper,” “Ghost Byzantine,” “Moon Bicycle Theme,” “Eleven,” “Clouds at the Gap”
Charles Trenet, “La Mer”

Support the show:
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Feb 26 2020

36mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 37 - Ansel Adams' "The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming" (1942)

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Let's explore America the Beautiful, the Complicated, and the Contradictory, where a purple mountain has no sense of its own majesty, through the lens of the quintessential dorm room poster photographer Ansel Adams.

See the images:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/3/8/episode-37-ansel-adams-the-tetons-and-snake-river-grand-teton-national-park-wyoming-1942

Music used:
Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger”
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, “Vibrant Canopy”, “Bridgewalker”, “The Yards”, “Silver Lanyard”, “Velvet Ladder”
Tamar Avishai, “Michigan”
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

Support the show!
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Sponsors:
www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lonely www.visualartspassage.com

Mar 15 2019

31mins

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Rank #5: HiatusEp 0.5 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Culture Hustlers

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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.thelonelypalette.com/episodes

Support The Lonely Palette!
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Oct 30 2019

34mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 38 - Wassily Kandinsky's "Untitled" (1922)

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The later work of Russian ex-pat turned German Expressionist turned indispensable Bauhaus faculty member Wassily Kandinsky is a lot like the Bauhaus itself: a disparate collection of pieces parts that ends up assembling itself into a transparent, efficient, powerfully cohesive, form-follows-function whole.

This episode was a collaboration with WBUR's Radio Open Source: check them out at radioopensource.org, and listen to their show on the Bauhaus Centennial on April 11, 2019 at 9:00pm EDT on 90.9 WBUR Boston.

See the images:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/3/24/episode-38-wasily-kandinskys-untitled-1922

Music used:
Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger”
Thelonious Monk, “Misterioso”
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, “Highway 94”, “Boston Landing”, “Junca”, “Unfolding Plot”, “Micro”, “Betty Dear”
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

Support the show:
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Episode sponsor:
www.shedunnitshow.com

Mar 28 2019

30mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 39 - Rembrandt van Rijn's "Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh" (1632)

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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

Jun 07 2019

31mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 40 - Frida Kahlo's "Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia)" (1928)

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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

Jul 19 2019

37mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 29 - Egon Schiele's "Nude Self-Portrait" (1910)

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Welcome to the cult of the punk: where the skin is flayed, the contortions are twisty, and the struggle is real.  So why can't we get enough?

See the image:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/4/23/episode-29-egon-schieles-nude-self-portrait-1910

Music used:
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"

The Blue Dot Sessions, "Taoudella", "Fifteen Street", "Smooth Stone", "Scraper", "Then A Gambling Problem", "Warm Fingers", "Chrome and Wax"

Support the show:
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Apr 27 2018

29mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 2 - Christian Boltanski's "Lumieres (blue square - Sylvie)" (2000)

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Christian Boltanski tackles memory and death. We tackle Christian Boltanski.

See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/5/18/episode-2-christian-boltanskis-lumieres-blue-square-sylvie-2000

Music used:

The Blue Dot Sessions, “That Horse Ithica”, “The Terrarium”, “That River Wide”
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Tri-Tachyon, “Little Lily Swing”

May 24 2016

11mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 16 - Vincent Van Gogh's "Postman Joseph Roulin" (1888)

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You've just had a manic break, cut off a piece of your ear, and gifted it to a prostitute. Who ya gonna call? Your get-a-grip postman friend, of course!

See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/3/27/episode-16-vincent-van-goghs-postman-joseph-roulin-1888

Music used:
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"

The Blue Dot Sessions, "Step In Step Out", "Scratcher", "Over the Fence", "Scalloped", "On Belay"

Lee Rosevere, "Curiosity"

Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”

Podington Bear, "A1 Rogue"

Mar 29 2017

22mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 25 - Mission: Mona Lisa

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Our lady of the hour, muse of Dan Brown, satisfier of bucket lists, those eyes, that smile, La Gioconda, El Hefe. Just in time for the holidays, we bring you a super-sized episode on a super-sized love affair with a dinky little portrait.

See the images:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/12/17/episode-25-mission-mona-lisa
Music used:
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, "Tar and Spackle", "Welcome Home Sonny", "Caprese", "Tiny Putty", "Festering", "Inamorata", "Sunset at Sandy Isle", "Spins and Never Falls"
Nat King Cole, "Mona Lisa"

Support the show!
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Dec 22 2017

47mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 13 - Edward Hopper's "Room in Brooklyn" (1932)

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Welcome to Edward Hopper's specific, yet schematic, love letter to the alienation of the modern American city.

See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/12/28/episode-13-edward-hoppers-room-in-brooklyn-1932

Music used:

The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, "Lacquer Groove", "In Passage", "Cats Eye", "Tranceless", "Simple Melody", "Flagger"
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”

Jan 03 2017

21mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 32 - René Magritte's "The Son of Man" (1964)

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Ever have a day when you just feel a little... blocked? Well, sure as God made little green apples, Surrealist René Magritte feels you.

See the images:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/8/24/episode-32-ren-magrittes-son-of-man-1964

Music used:
Django Reinhardt, "Django's Tiger"
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, "Roundpine", "Borough", "Building The Sled", "Rate Sheet", "Lick Stick", "Pull Beyond Pull"
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

Sponsors:
http://www.danasaylor.com/retreat http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lonely

Support the show!
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Aug 28 2018

29mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 18 - JMW Turner's "The Slave Ship" (1840)

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Because it's hard to look directly into the sun. Or yourself.

See the image:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/5/22/episode-18-jmw-turners-the-slave-ship-1840

Music used:
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, "Sunday Lights", "Town Market", "Rapids", "Liptis", "Ballast", "Masonry"
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”

May 23 2017

23mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 3 - John Singleton Copley's "Portrait of Samuel Adams" (1772)

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While John Singleton Copley is busying himself with past and present art historical styles, Samuel Adams is getting all up in your biz.

See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/6/2/episode-3-john-singleton-copleys-portrait-of-samuel-adams-1772

Tri-Tachyon, “Little Lily Swing”

The Blue Dot Sessions, “Decompression”, “Turning on the Lights”
Velella Velella, “Hard Egg Timer”
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Reynold Philipsek, "Intro and Nuages" (Django Reinhardt cover)

Jun 07 2016

15mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 6 - Pablo Picasso's "Portrait of a Woman" (1910)

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You think your seven-year-old could paint this indecipherable abstract Cubist painting? Well, it's not abstract, it's totally understandable, and... he couldn't.

See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/7/19/episode-6-pablo-picassos-portrait-of-a-woman-1910

Music used:

Paolo Pavan, “Blue Night Dance”
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, "Balti", "The Rampart", "Steadfast", "Beast on the Soil"
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Heftone Banjo Orchestra, "Peaceful Henry"

Jul 20 2016

15mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 5 - Andy Warhol's "Red Disaster" (1962)

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Elbow-deep in trauma, Andy Warhol plays with repetition and bores us into action.

See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/7/5/episode-5-andy-warhols-red-disaster-1962

Music used:

Chris Zabriskie, “Cylinder Four”
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
Ketsa, “Catching Feathers”
The Blue Dot Sessions, “Drifting Spade”
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Paolo Pavan, “Blue Night Dance”

Jul 05 2016

12mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 4 - Edgar Degas' "Duchessa di Montejasi with Her Daughters, Elena and Camilla" (c. 1876)

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Hey! You there! Don't walk by this seemingly-boring painting. You might miss the 19th century.

See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/6/21/episode-4-edgar-degas-duchessa-di-montejasi-with-her-daughters-elena-and-camilla-c-1876

Music used:

Reynold Philipsek, "Intro and Nuages" (Django Reinhardt cover)

The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, “A Burst of Light”, “The Silver Hatch”
Lee Rosevere, “Wandering”
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Chris Zabriskie, “Cylinder Four”

Jun 21 2016

12mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 28 - Yoko Ono's "Cut Piece" (1964)

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Yoko Ono. You may have heard of her. She hooked up with that musician that time. Just under the wire, we end Women's History Month with a peek beneath Ono's art and reputation - and why we need to reconsider both.

See the image:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/3/29/episode-28-yoko-onos-cut-piece-1964

Music used:
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, "Plaster Combo", "Valantis", "Strange Dog Walk", "Hundred Mile", "Down at the Bank""
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

Support the show:
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Mar 30 2018

28mins

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

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The Lonely Palette is currently the podcast-in-residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, highlighting five objects from the ongoing exhibition "Women Take the Floor."

This week: 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:
https://bit.ly/39qX739

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

Mar 29 2020

36mins

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Ep. 46 - Patty Chang's "Melons (At A Loss)" (1998)

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The Lonely Palette is currently the podcast-in-residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, highlighting five objects from the ongoing exhibition "Women Take the Floor."

This week: you know TFW you’re rooted in place in front of a video screen, feeling unbearably uncomfortable yet unable to look away, and questioning everything you thought you knew about femininity, self-nourishment, and a woman’s relationship with her own body? Yeah, Patty Chang’s got you right where she wants you.

See the images:
https://bit.ly/33DsB4P

Music used:
Lobo Lobo, “Old Ralley”
The Blue Dot Sessions, “Flatlands 3rd,” “Louver,” “Sino de Cobre,” “Dorica Theme,” “The Dustbin,” “We Shall Know Speed”

Exhibition site:
www.mfa.org/exhibition/women-take-the-floor

Support the show:
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Mar 22 2020

28mins

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Ep. 45 - Georgia O'Keeffe's "Deer's Skull with Pedernal" (1936)

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The Lonely Palette is currently the podcast-in-residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, highlighting five objects from the ongoing exhibition "Women Take the Floor."

This week: there's no better way to combat a world holding its breath than with a deep lungful of fresh Southwestern air, care of America's most misattributed painter of vagina flowers, Georgia O'Keeffe.

See the images:
http://bit.ly/39QXvsJ

Music used:
Lobo Lobo, “Old Ralley”
The Blue Dot Sessions, “Cold and Hard,” “Georgia Overdrive,” “Towboat Theme,” “Noe Noe,” “Raskt Landsby,” “Watercool Quiet,” “Cottonwoods”
The Nields, “Georgia O”

Exhibition site:
https://www.mfa.org/exhibition/women-take-the-floor

Support the show:
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Mar 15 2020

28mins

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Ep. 44 - Louise Bourgeois' "Pillar" (1949-50)

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The Lonely Palette is currently the podcast-in-residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, highlighting five objects from the ongoing exhibition "Women Take the Floor."

This week: you’ve never noticed the carnality of the body you live in, and the rawness of the emotions that live inside that body, until you find yourself spun into French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois’s web.

See the images:
http://bit.ly/3axRwIY

Music used:
Lobo Lobo, “Old Ralley”

The Blue Dot Sessions, “Tiptoe Treadline,” “Gusty Hollow,” “Stately Shadows",” “Jog to the Water,” “Pinky”

Exhibition site:
https://www.mfa.org/exhibition/women-take-the-floor

Support the show:
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Mar 08 2020

24mins

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Ep. 43 - Carmen Herrera's "Blanco y Verde (no. 1)" (1962)

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The Lonely Palette is currently the podcast-in-residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, highlighting five objects from the ongoing exhibition "Women Take the Floor."

This week: let's join 104-year-old Cuban-American Hard Edge painter Carmen Herrera in celebrating the straight line: not just the shortest distance between two points, but the most infinitely beautiful as well.

See the images:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2020/2/5/episode-43-carmen-herreras-blanco-y-verde-no-1-1962

Music used:
Lobo Lobo, “Old Ralley”
The Blue Dot Sessions, “Throughput,” “Scallat,” “Rally,” “Where It All Happened,” “The Consulate”

Exhibition site:
https://www.mfa.org/exhibition/women-take-the-floor

Support the show:
https://www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Mar 01 2020

23mins

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TeaserEp 0.1: The Series "Women Take the Floor" (in partnership with the MFA Boston)

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The Lonely Palette is the first podcast-in-residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston! Our partnership is focused on their ongoing exhibition, "Women Take the Floor," a daring and unflinching effort to bring the women artists - that is, artists - out from the shadows of their permanent collection and onto the floor. The series will focus on five women over five weeks, beginning Sunday, March 1st. Please enjoy!

Music used:
Lobo Lobo, "Old Ralley"

Exhibition site:
https://www.mfa.org/exhibition/women-take-the-floor

Support the show:
https://www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Feb 28 2020

4mins

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Ep. 42 - Katsushika Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" (c. 1829-1832)

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Sure, you've seen it a million times in a million memes, but when was the last time you actually stopped to contemplate the incredible power of this Japanese ukiyo-e print? Or for that matter, the incredible power of a wave itself?

See the images:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2020/2/5/episode-42-katsushika-hokusais-the-great-wave-off-kanagawa-18301831

Music used:
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, “Falaal,” “Dirty Wallpaper,” “Ghost Byzantine,” “Moon Bicycle Theme,” “Eleven,” “Clouds at the Gap”
Charles Trenet, “La Mer”

Support the show:
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Feb 26 2020

36mins

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

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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

Nov 30 2019

26mins

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HiatusEp 0.5 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Culture Hustlers

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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.

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Oct 30 2019

34mins

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HiatusEp 0.4 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Ministry of Ideas

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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.

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Oct 23 2019

33mins

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HiatusEp 0.3 - Hub & Spoke Presents: The Constant

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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

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Oct 16 2019

29mins

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HiatusEp 0.2 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Open Source

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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

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Oct 09 2019

50mins

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HiatusEp 0.1 - Hub & Spoke Presents: Iconography

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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.

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Oct 02 2019

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BonusEp. 0.3 - Tamar Avishai interview with Artists of Camberville

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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 thinking like an art historian.
18:51: The desired takeaway from "The Lonely Palette"? Art history makes for a damn good story. Not scary stuff, just human stuff.
21:08: Can you do a museum wrong? Or maybe just…unpleasantly?
22:26: The weekend course that launched a podcast that people actually want to be on!
24:39: What would I do differently if I had to do it all again? How the depth of the episode scripts has evolved.
27:57: The Hub & Spoke garage story: attempting success due to the appearance of success.
31:44: Wrapping up, and fortunately (?) not going into labor on mic.

Original episode post:
https://daniellehmonroe.com/ep7/

Listen to "Artists of Camberville" wherever you get your podcasts, and please do leave a rating and a review!

Support "The Lonely Palette" and keep the kiddo in fresh diapers:
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Aug 09 2019

32mins

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

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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”

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Jul 19 2019

37mins

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

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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"

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Jun 07 2019

31mins

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

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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!

Full transcript:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/dan-byers-interview

Music used:
The Blue Dot Sessions, "Greyleaf Willow"

Apr 04 2019

22mins

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Ep. 38 - Wassily Kandinsky's "Untitled" (1922)

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The later work of Russian ex-pat turned German Expressionist turned indispensable Bauhaus faculty member Wassily Kandinsky is a lot like the Bauhaus itself: a disparate collection of pieces parts that ends up assembling itself into a transparent, efficient, powerfully cohesive, form-follows-function whole.

This episode was a collaboration with WBUR's Radio Open Source: check them out at radioopensource.org, and listen to their show on the Bauhaus Centennial on April 11, 2019 at 9:00pm EDT on 90.9 WBUR Boston.

See the images:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/3/24/episode-38-wasily-kandinskys-untitled-1922

Music used:
Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger”
Thelonious Monk, “Misterioso”
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, “Highway 94”, “Boston Landing”, “Junca”, “Unfolding Plot”, “Micro”, “Betty Dear”
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

Support the show:
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

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Mar 28 2019

30mins

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Ep. 37 - Ansel Adams' "The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming" (1942)

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Let's explore America the Beautiful, the Complicated, and the Contradictory, where a purple mountain has no sense of its own majesty, through the lens of the quintessential dorm room poster photographer Ansel Adams.

See the images:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/3/8/episode-37-ansel-adams-the-tetons-and-snake-river-grand-teton-national-park-wyoming-1942

Music used:
Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger”
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, “Vibrant Canopy”, “Bridgewalker”, “The Yards”, “Silver Lanyard”, “Velvet Ladder”
Tamar Avishai, “Michigan”
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

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Mar 15 2019

31mins

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Ep. 36 - Behold the Monkey

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The fruits of the Second Annual Year-End Patreon Listener Challenge has us staring directly into the cold dead eyes of the beast! How could this restoration of a forgotten 19th century Spanish fresco have gotten so grotesquely botched, and what does it tell us about the challenges of art restoration, religious iconography, and iconoclasm? And more importantly, Jesus, why you look like a shark?

See the images:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2019/1/25/episode-36-behold-the-monkey-the-ecce-homo-restoration

Music used:
Django Reinhardt, “Django’s Tiger”
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, “Sylvestor”, “Mute Steps”, “Mr. Graves”, “Lobo Lobo”, “Lumber Down”, “Cloudy Cider”
Tracie Potochnik, “Cecilia and the Saints”

Episode sponsor:
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www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Jan 31 2019

40mins

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Binge worthy!

By Simpleanimator - Mar 13 2020
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Every episode is golden. Expertly written, amazing sound design. I can’t stop listening!

Catching up on past podcasts as fast as I can

By 9391237 - Mar 08 2020
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Really enjoy the positives narratives created by art