Iconomaniacs: a podcast for the love of art. Join two intrepid art historians as they do what they do best - gab about visual art and culture in an irreverent, but insightful and (hopefully) interesting banter in about an hour.
John and Denise consider the Apollonian and Dionysian dichotomy in art referencing various approaches to the themes of chaos vs. order, nature vs. civilization, female vs. male and emotion vs. reason as they relate to Michael Pollan's discussion of the apple in his book Botany of Desire.Episode 28: AppleMichael Pollan, The Botany of Desire, 2001Apples are from KazakhstanCharles Darwin, The Origin of Species, 1859Jessica Rath, Yellow Bellflower, 2011-12Jessica Rath, Kazakhstan Elite, 2011-12Jessica Rath, The Last Fruit, 2009John Chapman, aka Johnny AppleseedLeochares, Apollo Belvedere (Pythian Apollo), Roman copy of a Greek bronze-original c.350 BCEMichelangelo, Bacchus, 1497Helmeted Athena, Roman, first centuryEuphronios Krater, c. 515 BCEVilla of the Mysteries, PompeiiMTV Real World San Diego 2011Laird's Apple JackThomas Hart Benton, The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley, 1934Bernini, Apollo and Daphne, 1622-25Summer's Eve commercialRomanticismThomas Cole, The Oxbow, 1836Thomas Cole, Essay on American Scenery, 1835Carlton E. Watkins, Yosemite Falls, c. 1866 Carlton E. Watkins, North Dome, Yosemite, 1865Illustrated Christian Weekly, November 30, 1872Thomas Cole, Home in the Woods, 1847Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature, 1836Frederic Edwin Church, Twilight in the Wilderness, 1860American campers from the Christian Science MonitorJohn Constable, The Hay Wain, 1821English GardenPalace of Versailles GardensJames Turrell, Skyspace in the Live Oak Friends Meeting House, Houston, TX TranscendentalismPlatoRachel Ruysch, Still Life, 1701Saenredam, Interior of the Church of St Odulphus at Assendelft, 1649Bernini, David, 1623Bernini, Ecstasy of St. Theresa, 1647-52Rachel Ruysch, Still Life, 1707Mark Rothko, Yellow Band, 1956Wassily Kandinsky, Landscape with Factory Chimney, 1910Mark Rothko, No. 61 (Rust and Blue), 1953The Rothko Chapel, 1971 Marina Abramovic’s performance The Artist Is Present at The Museum of Modern Art, 2010 Hyacinthe Rigaud, Louis XIV, 1701Poussin, Rape of the Sabine, 1633-34Peter Paul Rubens, Landing of Marie de' Medici at Marseilles, 1622-25Thomas Cole, Scene from "The Last of the Mohicans," Cora Kneeling at the Feet of Tamenund, 1827Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, 1902Fallen Fruit (www.fallenfruit.org)LAPD Civic AuditoriumCatherine Wagner, Ghost Grove, 2009Lucas Cranach the Elder, Adam and Eve, 1526Bernini, Pluto and Proserpina (Rape of Proserpina), 1621-22Pom WonderfulJoe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Johnny Appleseed, 2001
John and Denise sit down with curator Jennifer Frias to discuss her exhibition Even Better Than the Real Thing: The Art of the Uncanny at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art.Episode 26: UncannyJennifer FriasDerek Parker, It's What's on the Inside That Counts?, 2010Jon Bonser, Sacristy Chair, 2008Claes Oldenburg, Lipstick, 1969-74Kaz Oshiro, Trash Bin #4, 2004Kaz Oshiro, Zero Case, 2008Kaz Oshiro, Washer/Dryer #3, 2005Victor Shklovsky, Art of Device, 1917Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917Marcel Duchamp, Bottle Rack, 1914Andy Ralph, Ladder, 2006Jean Baudrillard, The Hyper-realism of Simulation, 1976Laura Splan, Negative Space #1, 2008Laura Splan, Negative Space #2, 2008Laura Splan, Negligee, 2007Laura Splan, Handkerchief, 2008Laura Splan, Gloves, 2008Laura Splan, Purse, 2008Marilyn MonroeThe Silence of the Lambs, 1991Andy Warhol, Brillo Box, 1964Andy Warhol, Kellogg's Corn Flakes Boxes, 1971Kaz Oshiro, Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp 2, 2009Kristen Morgin, Flaming Love, 2007Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl, 1963Kristen Morgin, Mystery Magazine, 2007Kristen Morgin, Bring Back a Red, 2007Andy Ralph, Rubber Nails, 2006Andy Ralph, Rubber Screws, 2006Claes Oldenburg, Soft Toilet, 1966Andy Ralph, Lead Saw, 2006Joe Davidson, Lubricator (6-pack), 2005Kiel Johnson, Export the Outport, 2008Ben Jackel, Fire Extinguisher "Japanese", 2007Marcia Tanner, Pillows, 2002Phil Collins, Sussudio, 1985Charlie ChaplinNina Katchadourian, Salt and Pepper Shakers, 2007Duane Hanson, Janitor, 1973Duane Hanson, Museum Guard, 1975Sixpack ProjectsUCR ARTSblockWignall Museum of Contemporary Art
In response to the Arshile Gorky retrospective currently on exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, John and Denise discuss the work and life of the artist.Episode 25: Arshile GorkyAll paintings and drawing are included in the catalog Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2009.Photograph of Arshile Gorky, 1946Photograph of Gorky and mother, 1912Photograph of Gorky's father, 1910Pears, Peaches and Pitcher, c.1928Composition with Head, c.1936-37The Artist and His Mother, 1926-36The Artist and His Mother, c.1926-42Preliminary study for Artist and His Mother, c.1926Study of Mother, c.1926-36 (charcoal)Self-portrait, c.1928Self-portrait, c.1937Portrait of Ahko, c.1937Image of Khorkom, c.1934-36Photograph of Arshile Gorky and Willem de Kooning, 1934Apple Orchard, c.1943-46After Khorkom, 1940-42Garden in Sochi, 1941Photograph of Roberto MattaPhotograph of Peggy GuggenheimWaterfall, 1943Photograph of Crooked Run Farm, 1943Study for The Liver is the Cock's Comb, 1943Untitled (catalog plate 109), 1943Untitled (catalog plate 110), 1943The Liver is the Cock's Comb, 1944How My Mother's Embroidered Apron Unfolds in My Life, 1944Garden in Sochi, c.1943Diary of a Seducer, 1945Photograph of "Mougouch", c.1939The Betrothal I, 1947Agony, 1947Photograph of Julien LevyPhotograph of Arshile Gorky, 1948Last Painting, 1948
John and Denise discuss recent and past speculations about the work and life of Leonardo da Vinci.Episode 24: Leonardo SpeculationsMaxell, Blown Away Guy, 1978Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, c. 1503–1506Leonardo possible self-portrait in red chalk, c. 1512-15Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper, 1498Title page of the 1568 edition of the Vite by VasariLeonardo, The Vitruvian Man, c. 1485Sigmund Freud, Leonardo da Vinci: A Study in Psychosexuality, 1910Salvador Dali, Self portrait as Mona Lisa, 1954Marcel Duchamp, L.H.O.O.Q., 1919Meyer Schapiro, Leonardo and Freud: An Art Historical Study, 1956Michelangelo, Self-portraitMichelangelo, Pietà, 1499La Bella PrincipessaIs this a real Jackson Pollock?Alberto Giacometti, Walking Man I, 1960Woman of Brassempouy, c. 22,000 BCEAngelina JolieLillian F. Schwartz, The Computer Artist's Handbook, 1992Nefertiti (c. 1370 BC – c. 1330 BC)Neanderthal facial reconstructionJaycee Dugard age-progression imageSofonisba Anguissola, Self-portrait, 1556Miniature showing Marcia, c. 1402, from French translation of Boccaccio’s 1355-59 Concerning Famous WomenThe Palace of VersaillesThe Break, Cylinders, 2010