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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 6: Was Walter Sickert Actually Jack the Ripper? PART ONE
4 days ago
19th century London must have been a real sight to behold. It was increasing by leaps and bounds, becoming, by the mid-point of the century, the largest city in the world. London became the place, along with America, for people the world over to begin their fresh starts. But that isn't to say that 19th century London was all roses. The vast expansion the city experienced had some pretty terrible downsides. It was overcrowded, and the infrastructure was not able to keep up with the massive influx of people from all over England and the world. Disease was rampant and morale was low. And then, of course, there was the crime. In 1888, Londoners clamoring for a bit of excitement to spice up the drudgery of their unhealthy lives got far more than they bargained for. They got weeks of abject terror surrounding a madman who slaughtered women in London’s East End… Who was never identified or caught. And more than 100 years later, we are still no closer to really identifying one of the most terrible killers of all time. Or are we? In this first half of our special two-part Halloween episode, we are going to delve into a theory that identifies Jack the Ripper as the English painter Walter Sickert. And come back next week to hear the second half of the show and see images of Sickert's work. // 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