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.
This episode gets a bit obscure and focuses on a single woodcut from David Cusick’s 1828 book Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations, the earliest English-language account of Iroquois history.
This episode is a bit more multidimensional, mainly because we’re talking about a sculpture! Barbara Chase-Riboud’s Malcolm X #3 is titled in memory of Malcolm X, but this abstract stele is more than just a funerary monument…
This episode of Art History for All contains discussion of lynching and torture. Listener discretion is advised.
Get your shutter fingers ready, because in this episode we’re talking about a photograph! Specifically, Laura Aguilar’s Three Eagles Flying (1990). **This podcast contains discussions of lynching, torture, and death. Listener discretion is advised.**
In this episode, Allyson gets topical and talks about a Kehinde Wiley painting–but maybe not the one you think!