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Art History for All

Allyson Healey

From art lovers to art haters to art-is-just-okay-ers, Art History for All aims to get all kinds of people thinking about art and what it means to them. Each episode, Allyson Healey tackles a single work of art and its history and larger significance, always asking the question: so what? Art History for All takes you beyond the art historical canon and helps you find the way in which art speaks to you (even if it's never spoken to you before)
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#29 in the Top 100 Visual Arts All time chart

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In this episode we delve into the portrait of Don Juan de Calabazas in the Cleveland Museum of Art! Allyson talks jesters, fools, disability history, and rethinking how we view disabled people.

Book rec: Disability Visibility, edited by Alice Wong, 2020. (I listened to the audiobook version, but you can Buy on Bookshop.org also)

© 2021 Allyson Healey

Theme music © 2021 Bruce Healey

Twitter and Instagram: @arthistory4all

Drop us a tip on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/arthistoryforall

Other links: linktr.ee/arthistory4all

Other Music:

Valse Gymnopedie by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7928-valse-gymnopedie
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Floating Cities by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3765-floating-cities
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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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.

You can find a transcript of this podcast right here, or go to the Transcripts tab at https://arthistoryforall.com.

Email: allysonh@arthistoryforall.com

Twitter: @arthistory4all

© 2018 Allyson Healey

Theme music © 2018 Bruce Healey

Background music:

“Lasting Hope”, “Suonatore di Liuto”

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Allyson discusses Myra Albert Wiggins’s The Lacemaker (1899, Portland Museum of Art), workin’ hard for the money, and types of labor that we might not see as labor. This one’s for you, needleworkers!

© 2019 Allyson Healey

Theme music © 2019 Bruce Healey

Twitter and Instagram: @arthistory4all

Drop us a tip on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/arthistoryforall

Other links: linktr.ee/arthistory4all

Additional Music Credits:

“Serenity” by Jason Shaw, Audionautix.com (https://audionautix.com/Music/Serenity.mp3)
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Breaktime” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
“Trio for Piano, Cello, and Clarinet” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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It’s a mind-bending episode as Allyson guides you through Roberto Matta’s surreal mental landscape, Invasion of the Night (1941), and explores its connections to physics and psychology.

© 2019 Allyson Healey

Theme music © 2019 Bruce Healey

Twitter and Instagram: @arthistory4all

Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/arthistoryforall

Other links: linktr.ee/arthistory4all

Additional Music Credits:

Music from https://filmmusic.io:

“Unanswered Questions” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

“Thunderbird” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Allyson guides you through the eleventh-century Chinese handscroll painting Summer Mountains, (北宋 傳屈鼎 夏山圖 卷) by little-known painter Qu Ding (屈鼎).

© 2019 Allyson Healey

Theme music © 2019 Bruce Healey

Twitter and Instagram: @arthistory4all

Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/arthistoryforall

Other links: linktr.ee/arthistory4all

Additional Music Credits:

Music from https://filmmusic.io:

“Dreams Become Real” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

“Perspectives” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Allyson teaches you all about québécoise painter and stained glass artist Marcelle Ferron, whose windows at the Champ-de-Mars Métro station in Montréal are a unique example of public art.

© 2019 Allyson Healey

Theme music © 2019 Bruce Healey

Twitter: @arthistory4all

Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/arthistoryforall

Additional Music Credits:

“Let That Sink In” by Lee Rosevere (via freemusicarchive.org). Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

“You’re Enough (version a)” by Lee Rosevere (via freemusicarchive.org). Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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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.

You can find a transcript of this podcast at arthistoryforall.com under the Transcripts category.

© 2019 Allyson Healey

Theme music © 2019 Bruce Healey

Twitter: @arthistory4all

Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/arthistoryforall

Additional Music Credits:

“Betrayal” by Lee Rosevere (via freemusicarchive.org). Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

“Puzzle Pieces” by Lee Rosevere (via freemusicarchive.org). Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

“Caught in the Beat” by Broke for Free (via freemusicarchive.org). Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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In this episode, Allyson goes down under and discusses the life of Albert Namatjira, his watercolor painting Catherine Creek, Northern Territory (circa 1950), and the situation of Aboriginal Australians in the early to mid-twentieth century.

© 2019 Allyson Healey

Theme music © 2019 Bruce Healey

Twitter: @arthistory4all

Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/arthistoryforall

Additional Music Credits:

All background music for this episode was composed by Bruce Healey.

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Hagia Sophia has had many lives over the centuries: from church, to mosque, to secular museum, it’s always taken center stage in its city, whether you call it Istanbul or Constantinople. This episode explores its history, from the violent to the serene, and how the building remains a site of change and shifts in power.

You can find a transcript of this podcast at arthistoryforall.com under the Transcripts category.

© 2018 Allyson Healey

Theme music © 2018 Bruce Healey

Twitter: @arthistory4all

Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/arthistoryforall

Additional music credits:

“Between Worlds (Instrumental)” by Aussens@iter via ccmixter.org. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

“Rite of Passage” by Kevin MacLeod via freemusicarchive.org. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

“Photo theme: Window like” by Antony Raijekov via ccmixter.org. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic License.

“Virtutes Vocis” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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Esther Mahlangu’s Untitled, 2008 has simple geometry, but a complex context–Allyson talks about its connections to commerce, soccer, and... BMWs?

© 2019 Allyson Healey

Theme music © 2019 Bruce Healey

Twitter and Instagram: @arthistory4all

Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/arthistoryforall

Other links: linktr.ee/arthistory4all

Additional Music Credits:

Music from https://filmmusic.io:
“The Complex,” “Enchanted Journey,” and “Babylon,” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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