The Hidden Stories Behind Art

The Hidden Stories Behind Art

Constant Wonder

  • Oct 2, 2020 6:00 pm
  • 52:48 mins

If You Thought Art Museums Were Boring. . .  Guest: Jennifer Dasal, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art; creator and host of the podcast ArtCurious; author of “ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History” Forget linear perspective and chiaroscuro, let's get the stories behind the masterpieces: maybe Van Gogh was murdered and didn't commit suicide after all; the woman who pushed Norman Rockwell in a more political direction; the secret CIA funding that was poured into abstract expressionism. Art has never been so engaging before. Take a listen and you'll get a whole new look on the art world.   Stealing the Mona Lisa Guest: Noah Charney, Professor of Art History at the American University of Rome and at University of Ljubljana; Founding Director of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA); author of "The Thefts of the Mona Lisa: On Stealing the World’s Most Famous Painting" The Mona Lisa has long been known for her enigmatic smile. The smile is just quirky enough, just mysterious enough, to make you wonder if she might have been in on the 1911 heist that transformed her from just another famous painting to the most famous painting in the world.