Best Fine Arts podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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The Kunstmuseum Bern focuses strongly on art by female artists such as Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Louise Bourgeois and Marina Abramovic. Besides its permanent collection, the Kunstmuseum Bern additionally shows themed and large monographic exhibitions.
 
Here's the 2010 site for the Proctor HS Fine Arts Podcasts. Moose Rules Apply
 
Dean. Director. Podcast host!
 
Summer of 1997, Boston Musuem of Fine Arts' Exhibition on ancient Chinese Art, "Tales From the Land of Dragons," unexpectedly had some 30 audio tours swapped with fake tapes.
 
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Pat Foran (actor, creator, writer, arts manager) joins me to talk about a fascinating devised theatre project based on a collection of letters to Franz Kafka. We talk about the creative process, making theatre in Newfoundland, and (Pat is also the manager of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland) about arts management and the creativity needed in that ...…
 
Maria Kilfoil, manager of the new Grenfell Makerspace, talks design, building, diy culture, arts, and the exciting new possibilities this brings to Corner Brook and west coast of Newfoundland.
 
Renate Pohl, Assistant Professor and resident designer with our BFA Theatre program talks about her interest in, and commitment to, living in space, designing for hostile environments, and what it might take to get us beyond the stars.
 
Melissa Tremblett is a visual artist, originally from Sheshatshiu, Labrador and Diana Chisolm is a visual artist originally from Nova Scotia. Both now live in Corner Brook and we talk about their projects and inspiration for those projects and what it is to live and make art on the west coast of Newfoundland.…
 
Meagan Musseau is an interdisciplinary artist, of Mi'kMaq and French ancestry, from Curling, NL (and a graduate of our Visual Arts program!). We talk about her decision to move back to the west coast of Newfoundland, the evolution of her practice, her heritage, and what that all means.
 
Ian Sutherland, dean of Memorial's School of Music joins me to talk collaboration, innovation, arts training at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
 
Adam Brake, Artistic Associate with Theatre Newfoundland Labrador, talks about directing Romeo and Juliet with TNL's Youth Theatre program. Adam is an articulate, very bright, and very passionate person - that comes through clearly here!
 
Crystal Rose and Cameron Forbes join me to talk about the "Art + Feminism" Wikipedia edit-a-thon that happened in the Ferris Hodgett Libary recently, and the movement to redress gender and other imbalances in the Wikipedia editing process. A fascinating conversation about, among other things, how we're shaping, and being shaped by, the digital ...…
 
Multidisciplinary artist Tara Manuel talks to me about "The Lady of the Falls", her interest in, passion for, and dedication to, puppetry.
 
Amy Andrews, Allison Crow, and Daniel Tucker talk to me about 20 years of Dance Studio West, producing Cats, and dance in general.
 
Award winning author and playwright Robert Chafe talks about his collaborative project with The Tuckamore Festival, "What Was Needed Most".
 
Ruth Lawrence and Allison Kelly talk about an exciting research/creation project with the Faculty of Medicine, verbatim and collective creation theatre, and other fun theatre-related stuff!
 
Adam Brake and Sarah White talk to me about an exciting new announcement from Theatre Newfoundland Labrador and a few other things going on in the theatre scene in Western Newfoundland.
 
Dali’s cryptic painting is based on a picture executed by Millet. The famous surrealist transformed the idyllic landscape into a scene of horror, filling it with macabre eroticism.
 
Misia Natanson was Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s friend and muse. He painted her portrait nine times in all. Find out more about this artist, who descended from an old aristocratic family, and the pianist from Saint Petersburg, who was the patroness of numerous other artists such as Renoir, Vallotton and Bonnard.…
 
Alexandre Calame’s painting is firmly rooted in the romantic tradition. Find out more about his painting of the Eiger and why this artist from western Switzerland traveled to the Bernese Oberland.
 
The composition of Louis Moilliet’s richly colored painting is highly sophisticated. Find out more about this artist, who was born in Bern, and very unjustly destined to be overshadowed by his friends Paul Klee and August Macke. He accompanied them on a trip to Tunisia in 1914.
 
Find out more about Chaim Soutine’s expressive painted masterpiece depicting a slaughtered ox. And about the painter too, who was friends with both Modigliani and Chagall. He lived and worked in the La Ruche studio collective in Paris.
 
Find out more about Johannes Itten, who was born in Emmental and was a Bauhaus teacher and “master.” This abstract painting demonstrates Itten’s theory of color and design in practice, which proved groundbreaking for developments in modern art.
 
Despite its asymmetry, Piet Mondrian's painting emanates harmony and serenity. Find out more about why the Dutch artist decided to compose only with rectangles and black lines in his paintings. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern Collection.
 
Max Ernst has the sun set in a mysterious, nocturnal forest landscape. Find out in what way this artwork is relevant to the artist's childhood. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern Collection.
 
Hans Arp and his wife Sophie Taeuber-Arp produced a number of artworks together. Find out in the video how the richly contrasting pictures mirror the relationship between the two artists. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern Collection.
 
Adolf Wölfli, who spent many years of his life in the Waldau psychiatric clinic near Bern, created a universe of his own in drawings and writings. The wealth of lines, patterns, musical notation and script is literally mesmerizing to look at. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern Collection.…
 
Find out more about why John the Baptist rebuked Herod, king of Judaea, and why the unknown painter who executed the Bernese John the Baptist Altar is called the "Carnation Master." From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern Collection.
 
On his last trip to Wales, the English painter Alfred Sisley executed a series of views of the coastline. The paintings leave an impression of eternity and, at the same time, express the singularity of the moment. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern Collection.
 
« Fruit Harvest » clearly demonstrates the extent to which the artist, who was born in Solothurn in1868, engaged with the trends of his era. Amiet created a sgraffito of an apple harvest for the main façade of the building in 1936, long after this painting was completed. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s col ...…
 
Learn more about the artistic credo of Henri Matisse and about the woman who served Matisse as a model for several years. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.
 
Immerse yourself in this great work of Rothko and the world of Abstract Expressionism. Learn how the artist succeeded to establish "a consummated experience between picture and onlooker". From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.
 
Pierre Bonnard's most common motifs are brightly lit gardens and landscapes, colourful still lifes and initmate female nudes. The woman relaxing and dozing in the deckchair represents his muse, life partner and future wife Marthe. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.…
 
Alberto Giacometti is one of the most renowned sculptors of the 20th century. His "Woman from Venice I" is a figure full of contradictions: on the one hand she is upright and self-assured, but on the other she is fragile and vulnerable; her feet anchored on the ground, timeless yet contemporary, she stands for the individual that human beings b ...…
 
The artist found the artistic inspiration for his works in his jewish-russian background. Find out more about this painting, very likely dedicated to his fiancé. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.
 
Wassily Kandinsky, born 1866 in Russia, was a painter, graphic artist and art theoretician. Using strong contrasts in shape and color, Kandinsky makes the disjointedness of the period before the First World War visible. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.…
 
Due to his colorful and visionary paintings Joan Miró was one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. Learn more about Miró's work of art and why the technique of collage was so important to him.From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.
 
This painting depicts the second Unspunnen Festival, which took place on 17. August 1808. The Artist attended the Festival in the Bernese Oberland in company with Madame de Stael who is standing arm in arm with an elegantly dressed gentleman in the centre of the picture. Can you find the artist herself in the painting ? From the podcast series ...…
 
Stauffer-Bern often drew and painted from photographic templates. His primary artistic concerns were to depict nature as a source and to create realistic representations of his motifs. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.
 
August Macke was one of the renowned expressonist artists. In the year our picture was painted, he was living in Bonn, joined the "Blue Rider" group of artists in Munich and visited the painter Robert Delaunay in Paris with Franz Marc. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.…
 
Learn more about how Odysseus outwitted Achilles and also why the artist Joseph Werner was among the most important painters and sparkling personalities in 17th-century Bern. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.
 
The famous Bern artist Albrecht Kauw presents in his still life a rich selection of fish as we might have found served in a patrician household during his lifetime. Kauw follows Netherlandish painting in his art while depicting the lifestyle and situation of the proud Bernese landowners. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunst ...…
 
The human face is a key motif in Alexej von Jawlensky’s oeuvre. This is also true for Sinnende Frau: her gaze seems lost in the distance and to nevertheless focus on the beholder. Learn more about Alexej Jawlensky and the style of art he worked in. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.…
 
Allowing us a view of her private sphere, a young woman sits in a sparsely furnished room of a middle-class household while reading intently. The Swiss artist Felix Vallotton explored the subject of a reading woman in a variety of ways with diverse models sitting for him. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s co ...…
 
Already early in his artistic career, Franz Marc was intensely fascinated by the world of animals—and felt a strong bond to them. We can palpably perceive this in Blaues Pferd II, where viewers have the impression that they experience the world from the perspective of a horse. Learn more about Franz Marc’s development as an artist and the diffe ...…
 
Elongated forms are an unmistakeable characteristic of Amadeo Modigliani’s work—and are obvious in this portrait of Elvira too. During the artist’s lifetime this female nude created quite a scandal. What is your reaction to it? From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.…
 
The sunflower is a recurrent motif in Vincent van Gogh’s artworks, and is also depicted in this oil painting. Are you curious about what symbolic meaning the sunflower had for this artist? From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.
 
Female couples play a significant part in the realist artist Gustave Courbet’s works. Learn more about this very sensual painting that so palpably illustrates the physical intimacy of the two young women. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.
 
Learn more about the oil painting depicting the Grindelwald Glacier, which was executed around 1777 by the famous Swiss landscape painter Caspar Wolf. The painting served as a model for a copperplate engraving that was, during the artist's lifetime, sold to tourists as a souvenir in folders containing various Alpine scenes. From the podcast ser ...…
 
Juan Gris reduced figures and objects to their basic forms and shapes in his paintings. He also combined motifs such as guitars, drinking glasses, and pieces of fruit in ever new compositions. Juan Gris belongs to the leading representatives of cubism together with Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. From the podcast series featuring highlights o ...…
 
Do you know who the patron saint of painters is since early medieval times? Learn more about the artist Niklaus Manuel Deutsch and his work. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.
 
What is depicted in this work: a pyramid, the mountain of the Muses, or Niesen of the Swiss Alps? Learn more about the painting and its artist Paul Klee, who decisively influenced 20th-century art with his highly diverse work. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.…
 
How did the artist Paul Cézanne see and portray himself? Learn more about the French artist and his self-portrait. From the podcast series featuring highlights of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s collection.
 
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