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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.
Most Recent Episode
Episode #15: Hans-Joachim Bohlmann and Serial Art Vandalism
A few months ago, I began looking into occurrences of art vandalism-- the purposeful destruction or harm of works of art. Along the way, I learned that so many of the most famous artists and works of art have been affected by these terrible actions: Van Gogh, Picasso, Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci. And as I read up, I saw that most of these events were one-offs: single moments where one person made a rash and ridiculous choice to lash out at a particular work of art. But then, I began to notice one name popping up over and over again. Just as there are famous artists who rise to the top of the canon of art history, it turns out that there was a granddaddy of all of the art vandals in the world-- a German man who, over his lifetime, damaged over fifty works of art, creating a name for himself and a lasting impression on the art world. In this episode, And today, in a continuation of our Bigger Picture series, we are going to dig deeper into art attacks and examine the life and legacy of the vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann. // Please SUBSCRIBE and REVIEW our show—we can’t thank you enough! Check our website for images from today’s show, as well as information about our other episodes. And come find us on Twitter and Instagram @artcuriouspod