Théodore Géricault’s 1819 painting The Raft of the Medusa is part of a larger tangled web of colonialism, incompetence, and disaster. In this episode we get into the shipwreck on which it was based as well as how it’s used today in pop cultural milestones like Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “APES**T” video.
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Art History for All! In this episode, Allyson tells you all about Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the impact it’s had on Western culture, breaking it down from the Renaissance to Dan Brown and beyond.
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“Lasting Hope”, “Suonatore di Liuto”
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