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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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Nothing short of lovely

By Wild wurmple - Jun 11 2019
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This podcast brings such wonderful life to the pieces discussed, delving in to the world that surrounded the artists as they made their work, and the ideas that floated around inside their mind. It brings a fresh and immortally meaningful perspective to art.

Love!!

By Jade-venn - Feb 10 2019
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A great art history podcast

iTunes Ratings

370 Ratings
Average Ratings
357
5
2
1
5

Nothing short of lovely

By Wild wurmple - Jun 11 2019
Read more

This podcast brings such wonderful life to the pieces discussed, delving in to the world that surrounded the artists as they made their work, and the ideas that floated around inside their mind. It brings a fresh and immortally meaningful perspective to art.

Love!!

By Jade-venn - Feb 10 2019
Read more

A great art history podcast

Cover image of The Lonely Palette

The Lonely Palette

Updated 23 days ago

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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. 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 #2: 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 #3: 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
29 mins
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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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
11 mins
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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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
15 mins
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Rank #8: 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 #9: Ep. 12 - Jackson Pollock's "Number 10, 1949" (1949)

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Dust off your verbs, it's time to make sense out of chaos. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/11/30/episode-12-jackson-pollocks-10-1949-1949 Music used: Eric Dolphy, "Out To Lunch" The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Parade Shoes", "Inessential", "City Limits", "Lacquer Groove" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees”

Dec 13 2016
21 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. 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
21 mins
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Rank #12: 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
15 mins
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Rank #13: 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
12 mins
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Rank #14: Ep. 10 - Piet Mondrian's "Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue" (1927)

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Think abstraction is totally inaccessible? Pull up a chair. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2016/10/6/episode-10-piet-mondrians-composition-with-red-yellow-and-blue-1927 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "The Provisions", "A Certain Lightness", "A Rush of Clear Water", "Brass Buttons" Lee Rosevere, "Puzzle Pieces" Tamar Avishai, "Grid (after Sol LeWitt's Drawing Series)"

Oct 25 2016
21 mins
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Rank #15: Ep. 21 - Mary Cassatt's "In the Loge" (1878)

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So. It appears that art history has a woman problem. See the image: http://www.thelonelypalette.com/episodes/2017/9/5/episode-21-mary-cassatts-in-the-loge-1878 Music used: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Blue Dot Sessions, "Waterborne", "Pat Dog", "Partly Sage", "Illway", "Turning to You", "Horizon Liner", "Soothe" Joe Dassin, “Les Champs-Elysees” Support the show! www.patreon.com/lonelypalette

Sep 05 2017
25 mins
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