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The Lonely Palette

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Rank #83 in Arts category

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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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400 Ratings
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The. Best. Podcast. Ever.

By 42bean - Aug 09 2019
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While I am deeply interested in the subject matter, and while Tamar approaches and presents it in a clear, captivating, and innovative way, I would probably listen to any podcast she created. The production value is so high, and the combination of her excellent radio voice and the pace of each show is almost meditative, yet engaging at the same time. So thank you for this beautiful creation, and in the future if you produce The Lonely Beet, or The Lonely Housefly, I’ll probably listen to that to.

Challenging and Reassuring

By Leland P - Aug 07 2019
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If Ken Burns ever decides to do a 10hr doc on American artists, I hope he talks @lonelypalette into doing the narration. Avishai’s voice is deeply reassuring while challenging your preconceptions. If you haven’t heard, you’re missing out.

iTunes Ratings

400 Ratings
Average Ratings
385
6
2
2
5

The. Best. Podcast. Ever.

By 42bean - Aug 09 2019
Read more
While I am deeply interested in the subject matter, and while Tamar approaches and presents it in a clear, captivating, and innovative way, I would probably listen to any podcast she created. The production value is so high, and the combination of her excellent radio voice and the pace of each show is almost meditative, yet engaging at the same time. So thank you for this beautiful creation, and in the future if you produce The Lonely Beet, or The Lonely Housefly, I’ll probably listen to that to.

Challenging and Reassuring

By Leland P - Aug 07 2019
Read more
If Ken Burns ever decides to do a 10hr doc on American artists, I hope he talks @lonelypalette into doing the narration. Avishai’s voice is deeply reassuring while challenging your preconceptions. If you haven’t heard, you’re missing out.
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The Lonely Palette

Updated 13 days ago

Rank #83 in Arts category

Read more

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: 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:
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette
Aug 09 2019
32 mins
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Rank #2: Ep. 1 - Paul Cezanne's "Fruit and Jug on a Table" (c. 1890-94)

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Just how did Cezanne keep that fruit from tumbling all over the place? We have theories.

See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/5/10/episode-1-paul-cezannes-fruit-and-jug-on-a-table-c-1890-94

Music Used:

Django Reinhardt, "Dinah"
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, “Stale Case”, “Tripoli”, “Andelo”, “This Horse Ithica”
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
May 11 2016
16 mins
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Rank #3: 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
37 mins
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Rank #4: 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
29 mins
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Rank #5: IntroEp. 0 - Art! What is it Good For?

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Art is everywhere. Why shouldn't it be for everyone, no matter how fluent you are in art history? This podcast says it should.

Music used:

The Blue Dot Sessions, "Cirrus", "The Spills", "The Zeppelin"
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
Doctor Turtle, "Marty Ladies and Gentlemen"
Dave Depper, "All the Pieces Come Together"
Django Reinhardt, "Dinah"
May 04 2016
17 mins
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Rank #6: 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
31 mins
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Rank #7: 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
29 mins
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Rank #8: 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
47 mins
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Rank #9: 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
30 mins
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Rank #10: 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
22 mins
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Rank #11: 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
31 mins
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Rank #12: 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
23 mins
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Rank #13: Ep. 14 - Paul Gauguin's "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" (1897-98)

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The gospel according to Gauguin is basically an existential hodgepodge that you and I were never supposed to understand.

See the image:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/1/25/episode-14-paul-gauguins-where-do-we-come-from-what-are-we-where-are-we-going-1897-98

Music used:

The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, "Flagger", "Pacing", "Open Flames", "One Quiet Conversation"
Mathieu Lamontagne & Emmanuel Toledo, "Point de vue"
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Jan 25 2017
24 mins
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Rank #14: Ep. 17 - Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain" (1917)

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On the occasion of its hundredth birthday, we dive into the art world's greatest joke (splash!).

See the images:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/4/17/episode-17-marcel-duchamps-fountain

Music Used:
Podington Bear, "A1 Rogue", "In My Head"
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, "In The Back Room", "Rafter", "FasterFasterBrighter", "Nesting", "Lamplist"
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”
Apr 18 2017
27 mins
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Rank #15: Ep. 27 - Roy Lichtenstein's "Ohhh... Alright..." (1964)

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Can a comic strip be elevated to fine art? Or is Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein just plain dotty?

See the image:
http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2018/3/5/episode-27-roy-lichtensteins-ohhhalright-1964

Music used:
The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Blue Dot Sessions, "Le Marais", "The Molerat", "Lemon and Melon", "Via Verre", "Lord Weasel", "Entrap"
Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees"

Support the show!
www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Thanks to our sponsors:
https://audioboom.com/channel/empty-frames https://valt.io/lonely/
Mar 07 2018
26 mins
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