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Episode 412 | The Forbidden Frozen Fruit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 23:30

In this episode, Helena and Megan discuss the most well-known poem by William Carlos Williams about eating another person's plums. Would we view his work any differently if it turned out it was never a poem at all? What if it was just an apology note for being a bad roommate?

Episode 381 | Don't Apologize for Eating theFood in the Fridge.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 26:03

In this podcast, we spoke about William Carlos Williams and his poem "This Is Just To Say".

Episode 401 | Art Makeover

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 20:50

An artist's work should be valued and displayed for what it is, looking at it should make you understand what the artist wants you to see. But what happens when somebody else goes and gives the artist's work a makeover? Is it true to the benefit of the manipulator, but at what cost to the artists and their original art? In this episode hosted by Piercen, we discuss the logistics of how art may be manipulated by third parties and what it does to an artist and their work.

Episode 399 | Nudetriversy Across Art

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 23:09

In this podcast, we dive into the topic of clothing nudes with me, Ramim, and joining me is Santiago. We talk about Joe Brown, his life and career, the existing controversies in clothing nudes in art, the history of Princeton, New Jersey for some reason, and the bronze sculpting process. Listen on as we talk about this controversy fueled with adrenaline and splice editing.

Episode 402 | Heading to the ‘Burg

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 20:58

In this podcast, history of Pittsburgh, Alexander Calder's life and work, Allegheny County, the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport Art Collection, Calder's mobiles and his artwork were discussed. So, Pittsburgh PA(Pennsylvania), also known as “The gateway to the west” used in the early 1800s when colonists first established themselves here in the United States well before it was united. The city of champions was founded on November 27th, 1758 by General John Forbes and was named after a British statesman named “ William Pitt the Elder”. Additionally, Calder was born in 1898 outside of Philadelphia. At first, he initially studied mechanical engineering, but Calder found his office for drawing and sketching animals which turned into a passion. Allegheny county is west of Pennsylvania, bordering West Virginia and Ohio. Additionally, The Arts and Culture program at the Pittsburgh International Airport is dedicated to showcasing dynamic art and performance produced by local, regional, national, and international artists in all media. Lastly, Alexander Calder created the mobile by making figures which hang and uses air or motors to move around but the original invention/creation was to be pushed or turned by air or any gaseous motion.

Episode 405 | An Art Director and the Stolen Mayan Art Dilemma

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 25:54

In this episode, we discussed whether we, as an art director, would accept stolen Mayan art or deny it and probably get destroyed.

Episode 404 | Should Stolen Art be Accepted in Museums?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 22:46

Is it okay for Museums to have stolen art? Even to preserve ancient Mayan artifacts? Join me Latyfath, Evinson, and Bruna as we discuss the ethic and historic value of having stolen art in Museums. As well as Pre-Columbian and Mayan art, and feature famous stolen art. Song” Solving Crime by

Episode 390 | Art In a Cage

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 21:35

Have you ever wondered what art truly is? The possibilities are endless and one individual made sure to show them. John Cage is an artist and musician who challenges the path to art and what makes art, art. Could it be that his piece, 4'33" exemplifies music to one's ears, or is it simply another meaningless work of art? Find out more in Art In a Cage.

Episode 406 | Life after Life by Paola Mondolfi

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 20:07

In this episode of Exploring Arts, we have as a guest the fiber artist Paola Mondolfi. This Venezuelan artist sees the potential behind the imperfections of abandoned furniture. Mondolfi through a long process of colorful craft weaving, transforms and creates a new chance for these forgotten objects.,

Episode 398 | The Naked Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 24:08

In this episode we discuss the sculpture “Two Athletes” by Joe Brown, an artist who mostly worked on figurative sculptures. We look into the case of an artists' intention not being a solid stance against criticism. We touch on the moral violations that happen within artworks and the production of art and how artists should be held to the same moral standard as people in other professions. And we settle on how an artists' intention and the viewer's perception of an artwork both aid in establishing a common understanding of the meaning of that artwork.

Episode 395 | The Altarpiece Wanted by the World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 20:57

Take an artistic dive into history with us as Ayah, Julian, and Krystal talk about the history as well as a case study about the Ghent Altarpiece. This episode is filled with discussion that all people who appreciate art will enjoy. What are you waiting for? Tune in, and explore some art with us!

Episode 407 | "A Bit Too Soon"

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 25:16

Bella, Yazmine, and Red take a dive into the works of Jackson Pollock, the amount of influence he had in the art world, and the life he lived. In this episode, join them for a talk about a very controversial and ethical conversation. Was Jackson Pollock's doctor, Dr. Henderson, right for selling his work about his personal emotions for the sake of research? Was Lee Krasner's emotions valid about her husband's work? Music: Motivational Uplifting Corporate Ambient by Irina Nikitina, from Adobe Stock

Episode 397 | To Be Nude or To Not Be Nude

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 21:05

In this podcast we talked about the sculpture “THE GYMNASTS” (1969) by Joe Brown that is located in Princeton, New Jersey at Temple University. In the podcast we touched upon the aesthetic issues of depicting nudes as well as the problem of vandalism in urban environments. We also shared our opinions on what artistic choices we would've made.

Episode 396 | What A Ghent Altarpiece

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 23:10

This podcast is to inform anyone that is interested in learning about the Ghent altarpiece and its story. It consists of a short history and analysis of the Ghent altarpiece along with a discussion about religious objects being displayed as art. I would recommend listening to this as it provides an outsider prospective on the art piece as well as how others may feel about the artwork and other religious pieces on display. The title "What A Ghent Altarpiece" is supposed to be a pun for What A Great Altarpiece.

Episode 400 | The Colors of Pittsburgh

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 21:31

n today's exciting Episode of Exploring Art podcast, we have Rashed , Jenin, and Luis discussing about Alexander Calder "The inventor of Mobile sculptures?" while also figuring out if one of his most famous works "Pittsburgh" had the right to be ALTERED!?

Episode 409 | The Life of Jackson Pollock

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 22:07

In today's podcast episode #409 we will be discussing the iconic life of Jackson Pollock and the implications his rebellious art style had on mainstream art. We will also be discussing his personal life experiences and how this may have impacted his creative expression. From drip techniques to fatal alcoholism, Pollock's life is one of transformation yet turmoil. Join us in this exclusive and exciting story and enjoy! *All music used is royalty and copyright free!

Episode 374 | "The Plumvidence of the crime"

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 23:05

Was it a note or was it a poem? What was going on inside the mind of this crazy poet? Join us while we debate the what if's and try to get into the mind of Williams Carlo Williams "This is just say" the piece that have sparked hundreds of memes and made even Vogue discuss it.

Episode 384 | “The Case of the Pile of Bricks”

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 7:56

In today's episode of Exploring Art Podcast we will be having Kasey and Giselle as guests. We will go over many topics like the Tate gallery, the art piece is known as a Pile of Bricks, and minimalism. We will also be discussing a case study about whether or not this art piece can be considered art and why.

Episode 383 | Another Brick In The Wall

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 20:06

In this podcast, we talked about how art is based on perspective and how artist wants their work to be perceived. For example, the artist wanted his bricks to be perceived as art, and the bricklayer assistant didn't intend for his bricks to be perceived as art. Lastly, art is made to represent something, and although the artist may have made the brick pile to represent something from his own perspective, the bricklayer assistant didn't mean to represent anything since it's his job.

Episode 373 | A 'Fountain' of Discussion Points on Whether Art is Art

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 21:52

In today's podcast, we discussed Marcel Duchamp's readymade sculpture, "Fountain". We formed our own opinions on whether or not it should have been rejected from the 1917 exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in NYC. We analyzed all aspects of this work as a whole and discussed Duchamp's desired outcome by submitting this sculpture to the exhibition.

Episode 379 | Is This Quack Really Art?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 20:43

In this episode, we discuss the case of Maureen Gledhill, a woman who bought an art piece thinking a well-known artist made it, only to find out that the painting was created by accident thanks to a duck with some paint on its flippers. After learning the truth, Gledhill decided to take the picture off her wall. During the podcast, Elizabete, Michael, and Anthony discuss why Gledhill might have made this decision and take a deeper look into what makes something art.

Episode 370 | Duchamp and the Case of the Rouge Toilet

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 25:12

Have you ever heard of someone taking a urinal and using it as a piece of art? Well, it happened. In 1917 Marcel Duchamp took a urinal, put it on display at a 90-degree angle at the 1917 exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in NYC, and renamed it The Fountain. Now, as you can imagine, this did cause a bit of controversy in the art world. People were having discussions about whether they thought The Fountain was considered art. What is considered art? If the meaning of an art piece is left up to the eye of the beholder, can you say that it is not art? Well, in this episode, we will discuss who Marcel Duchamp is, his work, and our opinions about whether we consider it art. Here is our podcast audio file, as all members have turned in a signed audio release form:


Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 28:10

Caitlin , Jennifer , and Isa tackle the case study of “Fountain”, Duchamp's controversial piece. Join them as they discuss whether “Fountain” can be considered a piece of art, all while a range of perspectives and opinions arise throughout the conversation. Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): License code: KKXCJT3OWWH3FF0A

Episode 385 | The Case of The Chained Cat; Artwork or Aesthetic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 21:51

In today's podcast you will listen to Dagmar and I discuss our points of views on the statue of the chained cat. Known to be located at the University of Colombia, the mysterious bronze statue of 'The Chained Cat' sits among the steps of the school. This debate will focus on whether or not the chains placed on the cat statue is considered art. Along with a discussion on how modern art today is interpreted differently amongst people in society.

Episode 392 | Make sure the three little pigs don't use your "Pile of Bricks" Carl Andre

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 11:38

Welcome to another episode of Exploring Art Podcast. In this episode, Stephanie and Melissa Florida International University art students will dive into Minimalist artist Carl Andre's scandal “Pile of Bricks” and decide whether this work is deemed as art or not. This episode will give two different viewpoints when looking at "Pile of Bricks." We explore works of art and their creators, delving deep into the controversial topic of “Is it or is it not art?” Music: Summer - Bensound Support by RFM - NCM:

Episode 372 | Fountain of Dada

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 32:12

Have you ever seen an art piece in a gallery and said, "I can make that!" An introduction to Marcel Duchamp's life and his major art pieces will have you wondering and thinking, "but could I make that"? In this podcast, we will discuss Marcel Duchamp's ready-made and the uproar he caused in the contemporary art community for displaying his piece 'Fountain' and his relationship with the independent artist society and how Duchamp set the stage for modern-day contemporary art. Music by Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Episode 386 | Chained Misery

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 25:55

In this podcast we discuss the case study “The Captive Cat” of a bronze statue of a cat located at the bottom of a staircase at Columbia University, who a chain has been placed on. We each give our thoughts on what we believe the effect of the chain has on the art and how it can impact the views of others. We develop and ask questions to better help our understanding on the case study and each others views on it.

Episode 394 | Should I say Bricks on Bricks ?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 21:33

In this podcast Em, Ley and Kari discuss their opinions of a pile of bricks. Each giving their perspectives on whether an identical pile of bricks should be considered art, or why not.

Episode 382 | Unique Title Seeing Art for what it is; A Pile of Bricks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 18:33

A conversation on why a work of art(A Pile of Bricks) can be considered Art or not. Does the value of the art depend on the monetary value of the work, the effort the artist put into the work or the artistic skill set placed on the work.

Episode 378 | Quacking the Case

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 22:10

"In this episode, the duo Daniela and Ariana discuss the looming doubts of a woman from Liverpool, Maureen Gledhill, when she finds out her seemingly valuable painting she bought was actually from an escaped duck! Even after admitting to liking the painting, she demanded a refund since it was not made by the "artist", Brian Burgess. This case will bring the ultimate question onto the table: Does it matter as to how and why an artwork came to fruition because of the species of its creator? If you're curious, don't just take a sneak "beak" and listen to the discussion unfold!" Music used in the video: "Alma" by Bladverk Band (royalty free music provided by Adobe Stock Music)

Episode 387 | Like a Cat, But Unlike Any Cat

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 21:01

Is art really as simple as it seems? Today we will be discussing a chained statue of a cat located at Columbia University's Arden House Conference Center, but the question is: should the chain be considered part of the art despite it being placed there after its installation? We will be discussing this topic while cross-examining it with other art works and their contexts.

Episode 389 | Twenty One - Thirty Three

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 21:33

Join us as we talk about John Cage. Additionally, about how he made a new form of art when it comes to music with his silent melodies and water field seashells to create dynamic audio experiences. We'll also be talking about how John Cage could have affected today's society with his art, or how he may not have impacted it.

Episode 375 | Plumbelievable!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 23:48

In this episode of the Exploring Art Podcast, we discuss the poem “This Is Just To Say” by William Carlos Williams. We bring up topics about what constitutes something as art, as well as deliberating on a hypothetical scenario revolving around the poem. Join us for a deep dive into the world of art and how art is perceived! Music used in the podcast was a royalty-free synthwave track named Fractals, here is a link to the song.

Episode 377 | WHY BUY ART?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 19:08

Ms. Gledhill bought art because she liked it, but after finding out the artist that painted it wasn't the artist she expected, she decided to return, what becomes of the art? Where's the meaning or theme behind the art? Should Ms. Gledhill keep the art or return it? Music: Feeling Renewed by Elliot Middleton

Episode 376 | Listening with LAK.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 20:12

Don't let us catch you LAK-ing on this episode of Listening with LAK, or we'll steal your plums! This podcast is for those individuals interested in learning more about art that what is just offered in the surface. Individuals should tune into our podcast because we share and analyze different perspectives that many other people might have about art. We also question how others might interpret art pieces due to context and personal experience. Our listeners can expect a light-hearted podcast that serves to both inform our viewers and to make them laugh.

Episode 380 | Vincent Van Duck?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 20:04

Is it truly possible to define art? Who is allowed to make art? In this episode, host Maria Barros and her panel of Li-Ann Allen and Ana Sofia Rivera deep dive into the various aspects of art and discuss various theories that have been produced in efforts to provide some answers to the questions posed above. Happy listening! Music Credits: “[Non Copyrighted Music] @Ikson- Anywhere [Tropical House]” “[Non Copyrighted Music] @Miguel Johnson- Good Day to Die”

Episode 367 | John Cage and his influences Beyond Art

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 22:54

Welcome to another episode of Exploring Art Podcast! Khadijah and Patty explore the spontaneous work of John Cage, philosopher, and composer, as we solve a case study. Stay tuned for our thoughts on his most important work, 4'33, and more!

Episode 355 | To Be Art or Not To Be Art…That Is the Question.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 21:34

In this podcast Kelsea, Hunter and Alex discuss the case study of a pile of bricks. Each person gives their opinion as to why the pile of bricks and the coincidental event of a bricklayer's assistant doing the same task can both be considered art, cannot be considered art or is up to the viewer's perspective to determine their opinion. The title for this podcast episode is To Be Art or Not To Be Art…That Is the Question.

Episode 357 | Art Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 25:59

Hello listeners, today I've brought forth an amazing guest and fellow student, Michael, to discuss the work of Carl Andre. We delve deeper into interpreting the work and how it can puzzle the human mind.

Episode 353 | The Most Expensive Duck Painting.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 19:40

In this episode of exploring art, we discuss the painting Maureen Gledhill bought from Ernest Cleverley. Loving the image, she placed it on her wall to later find out the truth. Mrs. Gledhil had paid $105 for a painting made by Pablo the duck. Why did she remove it from her wall, and is the picture considered art?

Episode 362 | Bound to be Art

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 21:44

Explore the case study of a cat sculpture bound by a chain as an anti-theft measure. Is the chain part of the art? Should it be appreciated as such? Does it even make a statement at all? Get answers to these questions and more while you listen.

Episode 366 | John Cage: UNCAGED

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 21:25

On today's episode of Exploring Art, Carmen, Elan, and Fabiana dig deep into the works of one of the most influential composers known to the world as John Cage. Controversy surrounding Cage's work, specifically 4'33, are investigated and discussed. The podcast explores different points of view, and the abstract thinking involved in art, music, and the feelings may bring. We hope you enjoy! Intro music: Follow the Trail - Album by Future Joust

Episode 355 | To Be Art or Not To Be Art…That Is the Question

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 22:11

In this podcast Kelsea , Hunter and Alex discuss the case study of a pile of bricks. Each person gives their opinion as to why the pile of bricks and the coincidental event of a bricklayer's assistant doing the same task can both be considered art, cannot be considered art or is up to the viewer's perspective to determine their opinion. The title for this podcast episode is To Be Art or Not To Be Art…That Is the Question.

Episode 368 | John Cage and the Puzzles of Art

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 21:07

In this podcast, we discuss our case study regarding John Cage, his contributions to the art field, and how this connects with our previous reading.

Episode 363 | To be chained or to be not chained?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 23:04

A bronze statue situated at the top of Columbia University's staircase with an added measure of security in the form of chains sets a deep question to the viewer? Is the statue now a chained cat statue or is it just a cat statue that has been chained? Music: Corporate Ambient Tech - Alexey Anisimov

Episode 350 | Enjoy the GUILTY Pleasures in Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 8:51

Listen to this episode of Exploring Art with Ava and Gio to hear all about the guilty pleasures in life. We talk about William Carlos William's poem called This is just to say. Or is it a note. Come along the journey of deciding whether this poem would still have meaning if it were simply a note left on a friend's refrigerator door! And stay tuned to hear about Gio and Ava's guilty pleasures in life.

Episode 365 | Friends Take on a Chained Cat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 24:06

Most of objects is define as art according to eye of the beholder, if not anything can be art if someone views it as so. In this podcast, we'll reviewing a statue of cat from a university that has chain on its neck but the dilemma is the chain was added by someone else other than the artist so we'll be still considered art? Will also be discussing if it's a statue cat with a chain on its neck or it's chain statue of a cat.

Episode 369 | “Breaking Out the Cage.”

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 22:48

In today's podcast, “Breaking Out the Cage,” we discussed the controversies of the work 4' 33” by John Cage and how it bends and shapes preconceived notions of what makes music art versus noise. This peek into modern versus traditional art in a musical and non-musical sense challenges the rules of intent versus accident. This review of Cage's work discusses not only his influence on the art world but how his work has made strides in the modern avant-garde perspective of music without a performer. Music Credit: Vincent Tone

Episode 358 | Shall I compare thee to Poetry?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 39:49

Dive into a controversial debate on what makes poetry! Recycling artists' ideas is not new-- but what if you use actual words from Shakespeare? That's exactly what Tristen Tzara did and we are exploring his approach into making his unique poems. Tzara created them in a randomized manner: by drawing words from Shakespeare's sonnet out of a hat. Does originality play a role in creating poetry? Listen in to find out more! Music credit: The Heat is On by Delicate Beats on

Episode 345 | The Case of the Missing Toilet

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 20:55

Can a urinal be art? And if not, then what can be art? Or what is art in general? Can YOU define art? Does it sound like a setup if you answer any of the questions incorrectly? Is there really a wrong answer? Well, these are types of conversations that Marcel Duchamp wanted people to have when he submitted a urinal at an art exhibit and named it, “The Fountain”. Come join us as we delve into the urinal scandal of the 20th century that changed Modern Art forever.

Episode 356 | I have always wondered what a ton of bricks would feel like… then it hit me.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 20:01

Kelly, Alivia, and Yaroslav discuss their agreeing and disagreeing views on the art piece “pile of bricks.”


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