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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. © 2017 Jennifer Dasal // Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @artcuriouspod.
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Episode #8: What Happened to the Amber Room?
Nov 14 16
This fall, I was greeted by a thrilling opportunity- a ridiculously low air fare from the U.S. to St. Petersburg, Russia. It allowed for the chance to experience the glory and and splendor of the Russian tsars through the extant palaces in St. Petersburg proper and its environs. One of the most awe-inspiring is the Catherine Palace, a rococo summer residence for the imperial families of yore, commissioned by the Empress Elizabeth in the early 18th century. And up until World War II, the Catherine Palace housed something so incredible, so coveted, and so gorgeous that for hundreds of years, travelers from all over the world flocked to admire it. So extraordinary was this treasure that it was frequently referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." And then, in the early 1940s with the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, this priceless creation was stolen, removed from its Russian stronghold and hidden away. And to this day, it has still never been found. What happened to the Amber Room?// Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show—we can’t thank you enough! Check www.artcuriouspodcast.com for images from today’s show, as well as information about our other episodes. And come find us on Twitter and Instagram @artcuriouspod. https://www.instagram.com/artcuriouspod/ https://twitter.com/artcuriouspod