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Art of History
Art of History
Amanda Matta

Episodes from history, viewed through great works of art. No pre-reqs required! New episodes every month. Hosted by Amanda Matta, art historian... more

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Eighth Wonder, Vanished: The Amber Room

Last seen in 1945, the Amber Room is the world’s most valuable missing piece of art, valued as highly as... more

28 Sep 2023 · 55 minutes
Cities of Women: Christine de Pizan with Dr. Kathleen B. Jones

Dr. Kathleen B. Jones joins us on the podcast to discuss not only her new book, CITIES OF WOMEN, but... more

31 Aug 2023 · 51 minutes
Art Bite: Thomas Cromwell's Book of Hours

When historians first made the link between a book of hours at Trinity College, Cambridge and two others belonging to... more

27 Jul 2023 · 51 minutes
Art Bite: Anne of Cleves' House

Divorced, beheaded, died... divorced... A house connected to Anne of Cleves (1515-1557), Henry VIII's fourth wife, is currently on the market!... more

20 Jul 2023 · 47 minutes
Just Another American Fable: Grant Wood

Grant Wood (1891-1942) is probably best known for his double portrait depicting a man and woman on a farmstead -... more

30 Jun 2023 · 59 minutes
Art Bite: A New Portrait of Henry VIII's Final Queen

I’m so excited to be bringing you the first of a NEW offering on the Art of History podcast! 🎉  These... more

13 Jun 2023 · 33 minutes
Silence is So Accurate: Mark Rothko & Abstract Expressionism

Mark Rothko (1903-1970) was at the forefront of a generation of American artists who revolutionized the scene, right down to... more

25 May 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Romantic Getaway: Gèricault's Raft of the Medusa

Despite his short life, French painter Thèodore Gèricault (1791-1824) is remembered of one of the giants of art history. In... more

27 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Genius Has No Sex: Rosa Bonheur

Marie-Rosalie, or Rosa, Bonheur (1822-1899) has been lauded as the most celebrated woman artist of her time. Her breathtaking animal... more

30 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
The Baroque Bearded Lady: Magdalena Ventura

Today, gender is largely understood as a fluid concept. And while an increasingly loud minority insist that "men are men... more

28 Feb 2023 · 41 minutes
Art of History
Eighth Wonder, Vanished: The Amber Room
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