Episode 90 - The Mystery of Messerschmidt
The Sculptor's Funeral
by Jason Arkles
2M ago
Meet one of the most enigmatic and anachronistic sculptors in history - Franz Messerschmidt. His work looks modern, but that's a few centuries off the mark! He's not what you would expect from a sculptor from the Rococo period... So what gives? Why were these strange heads made? Learn the startling answer here ..read more
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Episode 89 - Anna Hyatt Huntington and Brookgreen Garden
The Sculptor's Funeral
by Jason Arkles
7M ago
Huntington was a prolific American sculptor in the early 20th century, but her greatest legacy may be the extensive and unique sculpture park she built, the first of its kind in the United States. Listen here to learn about the past and future of Brookgreen Garden; with interviews with Bryan Rapp and Robin Salmon ..read more
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Episode 88 - Greco-Roman Wrestling
The Sculptor's Funeral
by Jason Arkles
1y ago
The Venus De Milo, the Torso Belvedere, The Winged Victory, The Laocoon - some of the most famous Antique sculpture in the world. Strange that we know so little about who made them and why! So what makes them so famous? Find out the unexpected reasons here ..read more
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Episode 87 - The Colossus of Rhodes
The Sculptor's Funeral
by Jason Arkles
2y ago
It's often hyperbole to describe something as 'colossal' - but when you're talking about the statue for which the word 'colossal' was coined, you get a pass. Learn what there is to know about how and why the Colossus of Rhodes was built, and how it rightly earned its place as one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the original Bucket List ..read more
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Episode 86 - Quiz Show Finals
The Sculptor's Funeral
by Jason Arkles
2y ago
The Sculptor's Funeral Podcast is finishing off this strange and terrible year with the final round of the quiz show! Listen to Lubov, David, and Liz test their knowledge of the history of sculpture, in their quest to attain the coveted Sculptor's Funeral coffee mug ..read more
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Episode 85 - Quiz Show, Round Three
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by Jason Arkles
2y ago
Listen to CJ, Mark, and Lubov go head to head in Round Three of the Sculptor's Funeral Quiz Show ..read more
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Episode 84 - Quiz Show, Round Two
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by Jason Arkles
2y ago
Listen to Rony, Alison, and David go head to head in Round Two of the Sculptor's Funeral Quiz Show ..read more
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Episode 83 -Quiz Show! Round One
The Sculptor's Funeral
by Jason Arkles
2y ago
Three avid listeners of the Sculptor's Funeral Podcast match wits and test their knowledge of art history! Round one, with Bruce, Liz, and Ali ..read more
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Episode 82 - The Road to Hellenism, Part II
The Sculptor's Funeral
by Jason Arkles
2y ago
Praxiteles and Lysippos - the two giants of 4th century Greece, and they are both covered in this episode. Learn what happened to the first classical nude female statue! Learn why eight heads are better than seven! And does Alexander succeed in Making Attica Great Again? Find out here ..read more
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Episode 81 - The Road To Hellenism, Part One
The Sculptor's Funeral
by Jason Arkles
2y ago
If 'Classic' derives from the Greek word for 'Best', then what comes after the time of Classical Athens? Something not as good for Athens, of course. But despite the fall of the world's first democracy, the arts in Athens and all of Greece continued and even flourished. In the first of this two-part episode, we'll cover the sculptors Alkamenes, Kresilas, and Skopas. In the second part, look out for Lysippos and Praxiteles ..read more
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