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These podcasts feature lectures, interviews, and any other audio and video content that we think will appeal to Art Renewal Center members. This page contains notes about each show, images of artworks discussed in the podcasts, and links that will allow easy subscription to the podcast feed as well as the show notes feed. To subscribe to these you can click on the little orange buttons on the right. In order to subscribe you must have installed a "podcatcher" such as Apple's iTunes first. You don't need an iPod or a Macintosh to subscribe to podcasts and there's no charge to subscribe. If you just want to listen to individual podcasts without subscribing, just click on the "play" button associated with each podcast.


The below audio podcasts ARC produced as a series of interviews and lectures between 2006 – 2007.

detail from Nymphes et Satyre by William Bouguereau
Listen to this Keynote Address which was presented by Fred Ross at the Oil Painters of America Meeting, May 5, 2006.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Juliette Aristides Interview

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Interview: Juliette Aristides is an artist and the founder of the Classical Atelier Program at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. She has taught there for the past six years and also gives workshops across the country. Her own work can be seen at John Pence Gallery in San Francisco. Juliette recently published a book on the training methods for drawing at traditional ateliers called Classical Drawing Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice.

In addition to the material in this interview, Sherry Ross also wrote a review of the book on the ARC site.

The teachers that Juliette mentioned included Myron Barnstone, Richard Lack, and Nelson Shanks. Juliette also mentioned a book titled The Force of Visual Perception by Rudolph Arnheim. I was unable to locate that book though I did find two others by the same author: Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye and Visual Thinking.


Juliette Aristides

Here are some of the authors and books we discussed in the interview:

The artist Juliette mentioned as being especially influential in developing her interest in art was Jusepe de Ribera.

posted by Brian Yoder at 11:34 PM


Monday, April 09, 2007

Technical Note to Subscribers

We recently reorganized the way that our podcasts are distributed and if you have previously subscribed you will need to re-subscribe either by clicking on the orange "POD" link in the right column below or manually changing the URL for the podcast to itpc://audio.artrenewal.org/podcasts/podcast.xml

posted by Brian Yoder at 2:10 AM


Sunday, October 08, 2006

Christopher Wood Interview

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Interview: Christopher Wood is England's foremost writer and broadcaster on Victorian art. He has written 21 books including The Dictionary of Victorian Painters, The Pre-Raphaelites, Burne-Jones: The Life and Works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), The Great Art Boom, 1970-1997, Tissot, Olympian Dreamers: Victorian Classical Painters 1860-1914, and Victorian Painting. He was the director of nineteenth-century paintings at Christie's in London, and has operated the Christopher Wood Gallery in London for many years.

Christopher recently completed a new book on 19th century painter William Powell Frith entitled William Powell Frith: A Painter and His World which will be released later on this month by Sutton Publishing.

Christopher's upcoming sale will be on February 28, 2007 at Christie's in London

The book Christopher mentioned regarding the prices for paintings sold at auction was The Economics of Taste by Gerald Reitlinger

A few of the artists discussed in this interview were:

James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Edward Burne-Jones
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
John Atkinson Grimshaw
William Holman Hunt
William Powell Frith
Frederick, Lord Leighton
J.W. Waterhouse
John Everett Millais
Christopher Dresser
Greene and Greene
Frank Lloyd Wright
Sandro Botticelli
William Hogarth
William Moorcroft
William DeMorgan
John Ruskin
William Morris
Also: The William Morris Society
Ford Madox Brown
Gustave Klimt
Arthur Hughes

Below are some of the paintings referenced in the interview:

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posted by Brian Yoder at 5:05 PM


Friday, October 06, 2006

Peter Trippi Interview: J.W. Waterhouse

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Interview: This episode is interview with Peter Trippi, Editor of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, primarily focusing on 19th century artist J.W. Waterhouse. Before joining the magazine, Peter was the Director of the Dahesh Museum in New York City. Before arriving at the Dahesh Museum, Mr. Trippi held positions at the Brooklyn Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, Association of Art Museum Directors (where he wrote a history of that organization from 1916 to 1991), Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Arts Education Research Center at New York University, and American Arts Alliance in Washington DC.

He holds a MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London; a MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University; and a BA in History and Art History from the College of William and Mary, Virginia. In 2002, Mr. Trippi co-founded, with Professor Petra ten-Doesschate Chu (Seton Hall University) and Professor Gabriel P. Weisberg (University of Minnesota), the innovative, peer-reviewed journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, and he has served on the boards of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art, Historians of British Art, and American Friends of the Attingham Summer School.

Peter was also the author of the book J. W. Waterhouse (review) from Phaidon Press.

He contributed two chapters to the catalogue accompanying the exhibition A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1997, organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art and published by Abrams).

Waterhouse Exhibition planned:

Peter to speak at North American Victorian Studies Association/North American Society for the Study of Romanticism conference where his talk will be titled "Dead in the Water?: J.W. Waterhouse's Hylas and the Nymphs"

To contact Peter you can email him at

Links for more information on J.W. Waterhouse:

Peter's article on Hylas and the Nymphs

ARC's Waterhouse Page

Waterhouse Fan Site

Art Magick's Waterhouse Page

Below are some of the paintings referenced in the interview:

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posted by Brian Yoder at 11:35 PM


Saturday, May 20, 2006

Oil Painters of America Keynote Lecture on The Errors of Modernism by Fred Ross

"We have hardly begun to even consider all of the possible areas of thought, emotion, knowledge, and experience which have yet to be conceived, drawn and painted, in which the expressive, poetic and creative powers of the artists eye can once again enrich society, culture and civilization with the outpouring of countless masterpieces from the hands of our living masters."

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Click here to see the complete text of the speech and images of the paintings mentioned in this podcast.

posted by Brian Yoder at 6:05 PM


Sunday, May 14, 2006

Vern Swanson Interview: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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    Interview: Our first podcast was an interview with Vern Swanson, Phd, Director of the Springville Museum on the subject of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912). Dr. Swanson is the author of several books including The Biography and Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Alma-Tadema: The Painter of the Victorian Vision of the Ancient World, John William Godward: The Eclipse of Classicism, and Soviet Impressionism, Hidden Treasures: Russian and Soviet Impressionism 1930-1970s, Utah Painting & Sculpture, and Artists of Utah.

    Below are some of the paintings discussed in the interview:

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    This is the painting that first got Vern interested in art in general and in Alma-Tadema in particular when he saw it as a young boy.

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    This is an example of one of Alma-Tadema's "bright and sunny" paintings, and a good example of his painting of marble as well.

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    In addition to this being a beautiful painting with some interesting implied stories in evidence, it is also an amazing technical accomplishment with at least 2500 tiny human figures in the background. It is all the more impressive when one considers that the artist was 74 years old at the time he painted it.

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    This is an example of the red walls of Pompeii and of Alma-Tadema's studio.

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    This is an example of Alma-Tadema's early paintings with "tragic" themes that we discussed in the podcast.

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    "The Finding of Moses, a large, wonderful, incomprehensibly beautiful painting by Tadema, that says everything you could ever want to say...stone, flesh, water, light, flowers, everything. The painting in the early 1960's was put up for sale and nobody would buy it. Finally someone bought it $200 and someone came in and asked 'What is that painting going in your alley?' So they went out and found that the people who had bought the painting had removed it from the frame and left the painting in the alley. So they sold it again to a restaurant for nothing. That painting came up for auction at Christie's in New York 5 or 6 years ago and sold for well over a million dollars and if it came up today it would sell for 4 or 5 million."

    Vern also mentioned Alma-Tadema's friendship with the excellent Victorian artist James Jacques Joseph Tissot starting in their early days as students.

    posted by Brian Yoder at 11:11 PM






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