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Think art history is boring? Think again. It's weird, funny, mysterious, enthralling, and liberating. Join us as we cover topics from ancient art through the present day. Who is Banksy, really? Did Van Gogh actually kill himself? And why were the Impressionists so great? Subscribe to us here, and follow us at www.artcuriouspodcast.com for further information and fun extras. © 2016 Jennifer Dasal Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @artcuriouspod.
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Episode 4: The Problem of Michelangelo's Women
5 days ago
There are lots of questions that come up in every art history classroom or lecture hall. We hear them over and over again. What is art, really, and how can you define it? Why is the Mona Lisa smiling? What happened to the Winged Victory’s arms? And there's another one that you'll hear, or that you'll even think yourself, especially if you are a fan or scholar of a particular Renaissance master's works. It's a question that I have personally heard asked point-blank in class and whispered in sacred spaces in Rome and in Florence. Visitors straining their necks to stare up at a ceiling, and others sneaking peeks at gleaming marble tombs have asked this question. Why, they ask. Why are Michelangelo’s women so… well, so un-womanly? What's going on here? In this episode, we are going to uncover the conundrum of Michelangelo's women and some theories behind their design, including one fascinating idea set aside by a 21st century physician. // Please subscribe to ArtCurious on iTunes, or check out the latest episode here. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @artcuriouspod