Four fresh Masters drink wine and discuss all things visual culture.
*Regular episodes: Discussion and critical analysis of art historical topics fueled by alcohol.
*Art History Babe Briefs (Art History BBs) : quick art history facts minus the expletives.
*Hot Takes: The Babes mix it up, chatting about topics outside the realm of art history
In the first of two episodes on Cubism, the Babes talk music festivals, Picasso and primitivism, and take a trip into the fourth dimension.
Art History BB: The Seated Scribe
Corrie & Nat discuss the Ancient Egyptian sculpture the Seated Scribe.
Art History BB: Caravaggio's The Calling of Sai...
Corrie & Nat discuss the timeless drama of "The Calling of Saint Matthew" by one of the baddest boys of the Baroque, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.
Art History BB: Yinka Shonibare's The Swing
Corrie and Nat discuss Yinka Shonibare's 2001 work, The Swing (after Fragonard).
Hot Takes: Bojack Horseman
The Babes chat about favorite funny horse cartoon, Bojack Horseman.
Introducing The Shrink Next Door
Art Appraisal with Emilie Nettinga
Corrie is joined by midwest-based artrepeneur, Emilie Nettinga to talk art appraisal, the challenges of starting a business, and advocating for honeybees with art.
Introducing Life is Short with Justin Long
Hilma AF Klint
Little known painter Hilma af Klint was a pioneer of abstraction, with an entire body of visually captivating work pre-dating that of Kandinsky. Also, she talked to ghosts.
Art History BB: Notre Dame Cathedral
Corrie & Ginny share some of the history of Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral and discuss the fire, resultant media storm, and potential restoration efforts.
Desert skulls, vagina flowers, and Alfred Stieglitz—The Art History Babes discuss the many layers to Georgia O’Keefe’s artistic practice, philosophy, and partnerships.
Live at the L.A. Art Show w Marisa Caichiolo & ...
The Art History Babes chat with the curator of Diverse Art LA, Marisa Caichiolo and contemporary artist, Andrés Paredes.
Live at the L.A. Art Show with Kim Martindale
First ever live episode of the Art History Babes! Corrie and Nat are live at the LA Art show with the show’s director, Kim Martindale.
Live from LA: Kyle Can't Talk
Art History BB: Fragonard's The Swing
Corrie & Nat discuss everything from the frilly pink dress to the clever details to the complicated story of the commission.
An extra long episode dedicated to the fiercely passionate art babe queen, Frida Kahlo.
Introducing One Plus One
Maps (They Don't Love You Like I Love You)
We are joined by fellow Art History Babe, Mariah Briel, to discuss map making and its relationship to cultural ignorance, the fundamental issues with making a 3D thing into a 2D thing, and how maps operate as both an art object and a scientific object.
Netflix's Velvet Buzzsaw
Corrie is joined by actor friend and horror film buff Brian Muldoon to chat about Netflix's new art world-centered horror satire, "Velvet Buzzsaw".
Art History BB: The Great Mosque of Djenné
In this Babe Brief, Corrie & Nat discuss the largest mud-built structure in the world, The Great Mosque of Djenné.
Air Ink with Anirudh Sharma
Corrie and Nat sit down with Anirudh Sharma to discuss what Air Ink could mean for environmentalism and the future of art making.
The Babes are joined by Faith Sponsler to fan girl over the weighty, entrancing, philosophically-loaded works of Anselm Kiefer.
Q & A #2
You got questions and the Babes got answers! Grad school application horror stories, weird putti, research tips and so much more.
Art History BB: Intro to Modernism
Nat and Corrie give a brief introduction to the behemoth that is Modernism.
holiday magic 2018
Let's get festive y'all! The history of the menorah, a mystical wild nativity scene, the evolution of Santa Claus, and John Leech's illustrations for A Christmas Carol.
holiday magic 2017: winter scenes
Holiday Special! The Babes discuss some of their fave wintry scenes.
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Grab a glass of egg nog and join us as we explore the wintery Nordic illustrations of Kay Nielsen, enjoy the pagan traditions of Saturnalia, and discuss some lesser-known folklore surrounding the holiday season.
The Blackest, Little-Black Dress With Jason Cha...
The first episode from the AHB-Boston Extravaganza! Corrie and Nat sit down with artists Jason Chase and Taryn Johnson.
Art History BB: Paleolithic Art
Corrie and Nat take it back to pre-history and discuss the work of our earliest art makers.
Color Theory Part 1
The Art History Babes discuss the trippy nature of color perception and the enigmatic history of the color blue.
The Masterpiece with Fiona Davis
Historical fiction author, Fiona Davis, talks with Corrie and Nat about her latest novel The Masterpiece.
Art and Murder (& Wine) Part 2
Jen talks John Wayne Gacy and his creepy clown paintings. Corrie recounts a horrific murder that shook the 80s NYC art scene.
TEASER: Self-Destructing Banksy
Nat and Corrie hash out their complicated feelings and theories surrounding the painting sold for that sold for $1.4 million, and subsequently shredded.
Art and Murder (& Wine) Part 1
In part one of of a two parter on art and murder, the Babes discuss the violent, murderous exploits of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and recount the abusive behaviors and dramatic murder of Stanford White.
Halloween Throwback: Haunted Paintings
Prepare to get spooked! The AHB discuss the mythos surrounding four notable haunted paintings.
Halloween Throwback: "The Mezzotint"
Join the AH Babes for M.R. James' tale of a haunted mezzotint. Plus a discussion of night club bathroom camaraderie and a medieval snail update!
Halloween Throwback: Memento Mori
There's nothing spookier than thinking about the inevitability of death! The Babes examine various examples of memento mori in art past and present.
Art History BB: Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus"
Corrie, Nat, & Jen discuss the life of Sandro Botticelli and examine the history and symbolism of "The Birth of Venus".
Vinny van Gogh
Join the Babes for a deep dive into the life of Vincent van Gogh.
Lady Gaga with Ferren Gipson
Nat and Corrie are joined by the lovely Ferren Gipson of the Art Matters Podcast to talk about Pop Star Lady Gaga.
EPISODE 100! Meme Fest: The Art of Memes
The Babes go on a journey through the land of memes. Dancing baby, double rainbow, sad Michael Jordan - no meme goes untouched.
Hot Takes: Conspiracy Theories w Paul Kreizenbeck
The Babes have a late night chat with friend and graphic designer Paul Kreizenbeck about a whole host of conspiracy theories.
Art History BB: Machu Picchu
Nat & Corrie discuss the history and mystery surrounding the infamous marker of the Inca empire, Machu Picchu.
Ai Wei or the Highway
The Babes discuss contemporary artist Ai Weiwei's work, influences, political activism, & tumultuous relationship with the Chinese government.
Art History BB: Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds
All the babes get together to discuss Ai Weiwei's 2011 work, Sunflower Seeds.
Learn all about this prolific ceramicist and all-around amazing lady.
Art History BB: Petra
This Art History Babe Brief explores the rock cut city of Petra, a fascinating archeological site in southern Jordan.
Rausch Party (Robert Rauschenberg...kind of)
A bunch of artists and art historians get together, drink several mint juleps by the pool, and then talk about Robert Rauschenberg...among other things.
Art History BB: The Oath of the Horatii
Join the Babes for the fast facts on French artist Jacques-Louis David's massive Neoclassical painting, "The Oath of the Horatii".
Animazing Fine Art with Heidi Leigh
Corrie & Nat chat with NYC gallery owner Heidi Leigh about conceptual animation art and the experience of owning and operating an art gallery.
Beyonce & Jay-Z rented the Louvre & the AHB are gonna talk about it.
Art History BB: Hagia Sophia
Church, mosque, museum, OH MY! Nat, Corrie & Jen discuss the many lives and styles of Hagia Sophia in modern-day Istanbul, Turkey.
Corita Kent: Patron Saint of Pop Art
The Babes and guest Zach Clark look at the work of the amazing artist, teacher, and Catholic nun, Corita Kent.
Bad Boys of the Baroque
A discussion of the artistic and personal dramas of three bad boys of the Baroque: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, & Diego Velazquez.
Art History BB: Cindy Sherman
Jen, Corrie and Nat discuss the enigmatic Cindy Sherman in this BB episode.
Art History BB: Narmer Palette
Corrie and Nat discuss the Ancient Egyptian Palette of Narmer in this BB episode.
In this super heady episode the Babes tackle the fascinating topic of Synesthesia, discussing everything from scientific studies to contemporary artists to cyborgs.
Corrie & Nat discuss Robert Smithson's 1970 work of land art, Spiral Jetty.
Corrie, Ginny, and Jen discuss the prolific photographer behind so many iconic portraits of the past century, Annie Liebovitz.
Art History BB: "Arnol-Feeny" Portrait
Corrie and Nat discuss the enigmatic "Arnol-Feeny" (Arnolfini) Portrait in preparation for the upcoming royal wedding.
The Babes dig up some dirt on the most important members of the French Impressionist circle.
Art History BB: Impressionism
All four babes unite to present this Art History Babe Brief on the Impressionist movement and some of it's forerunners.
Art History BB: The Bauhaus
The Babes share the fast facts on the prominent school of art and design, the Bauhaus.
Red, Red Wine
Fortune. Luck. Power. Violence. Join Corrie, Ginny and Nat as they talk all things red.
Art History BB: Andy Warhol
A snapshot of Warhol's early life, fascinating (and lucrative) career, and untimely death.
Hot Takes: Black Panther
The Babes chat about the mega-successful Marvel film, Black Panther and the comic that inspired it.
Art History BB: Las Meninas
The Babes peel back a few of the infinite layers of analysis surrounding "Las Meninas"
Women of Abstract Expressionism w Sartle
In this episode the babes discuss artists Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, Jay deFeo, Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell & Judith Godwin.
Join the Babes and special guest Sonya as they discuss Carl Fabergé and his many eggs of note.
Art History BB: Elaine de Kooning
Corrie & Nat look at the life and work of Elaine de Kooning
Singularity Black w Jason Chase & Dr. Colin Pre...
The Babes chat about the blackest black paint on the market, Singularity Black
Art History BB: Dogs Playing Poker
Ginny and Corrie share some little known facts about the infamously kitschy and delightfully absurd, "Dogs Playing Poker".
The Babes unleash on the most problematic of artists, Paul Gauguin.
Art History BB: The Obamas' Presidential Portraits
Corrie & Nat discuss the impact of Barack and Michelle Obamas' presidential portraits.
Marcel, Marcel, I Love You Like Hell
The Babes discuss the life and career of the prolific Marcel Duchamp and some of his most famous works.
Art History BB: Hans Holbein the Younger
The Babes discuss the work of court painter to King Henry VIII, Hans Hoblein
Under the Influence
In this very trippy episode, the Babes trace the effects of drugs on consciousness and art making from the shamanistic origins of cave paintings to contemporary work exploring addiction.
Art History BB: The Sublime
An introduction to some basic tenets of "the sublime".
Exploring Tarot w Faith Sponsler
The Babes examine the art, history, and insight of the Tarot with special guest, Faith Sponsler
Art History BB: The Terracotta Warriors
Fast facts on the Terracotta Army, the funerary monument of the first emperor of China.
Join the Babes as they discuss the life and career of Edmonia Lewis, the first female African American sculptor to gain international acclaim.
Art History BB: Ukiyo-e (Japanese Woodblock Pri...
Fast facts on Ukiyo-e
Q & A
The Babes respond to listener queries both personal and art historical
Art History BB: Rococo
George W. Bush: Sensitive Portraitist
The AH Babes unpack the complexities of our 43rd president and novice painter, George W. Bush.
Art History BB: Fauvism
Fast facts on Fauvism
Hot Takes: Stranger Things
The AH Babes take a trip to the Upside Down.
Art History BB: Marcel Duchamp
The Babes get sauced with special guest Zach Clark and talk Albrecht Durer
Art History BB: Gothic Architecture
The quick and dirty on Gothic Architecture
Museum Hack w Kate!
The Babes chat with special guest and Museum Hack tour guide, Kate Nickles
Art History BB: Leo da Vinci
Art History BB: Marina Abramović
Join the Babes as they unpack this celebrated "American" art movement and examine works by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Helen Frankenthaler.
Introducing Art History Babe Briefs!
Smashin' & Slashin' : The Art of Iconoclasm
Paint It Black
A Piece of Work
The Art of Boxing
Thesis Series: Gottfried Helnwein
Thesis Series: Craft & Morality
Hot Takes: Eurobabes
Thesis Series: Cannibals & Codices
Thesis Series: Egyptomania
Hot Takes: Bullsh*t Episode
Art History School
The Art History Babes are back and coming at you with advice for surviving and thriving in the wonderful world of Art History.
Ancient Greek Monsters
Alchemy and Art
Hot Takes: Election Feels
Halloween Pt. 2 : Memento Mori
Halloween Pt. 1 : "The Mezzotint"
The Joy of Podcasting with Bob Ross
Purple Mountains Majesty
Architecture & Power Part 2
Architecture & Power Part 1
Cube Your Enthusiasm Part 2
In the second half of their discussion of Cubism, the Babes shine a spotlight on the lovely lady cubist, Blanche Lazzell and explore the relationship between Cubism and Italian Futurism. Plus book recommendations!
How have 20th century ideas shaped our conceptions of one of the most successful female artists of the Baroque period? Join the Babes as they discuss the life and work of Caravaggio's sole female follower, Artemisia Gentileschi.
Yoko Ono Is My Favorite Beatle
Join the Babes as they discuss the complex life and groundbreaking work of one of their favorite art babes, Yoko Ono and share tips for surviving grad school!
Color Theory Part 2
In the second installment of their two-parter on color theory, the Babes discuss the color experiments of Josef Albers, explore the connection between color and emotion, and get weepy about the tragic life of van Gogh.
Bring on the Bacchanal
In the true spirit of Bacchus (god of wine), the Babes amp up their intoxication levels and discuss the joyful debauchery of bacchanalia, past and present. Special guest: Leo Silva
The Guerrilla Girls
"This history of art is the history of power." This week's episode examines the feminist activist artist collective, Guerrilla Girls and their tireless fight against discrimination in the art world.
The Babes discuss the various manifestations of putti in visual culture.
Introducing The Art History Babes
Get to know The Art History Babes with our debut episode!