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Episode 63 - Harriet Hosmer

The Sculptor's Funeral

Release Date: 10/16/2016

Episode 88 - Greco-Roman Wrestling show art Episode 88 - Greco-Roman Wrestling

The Sculptor's Funeral

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.

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Episode 87 - The Colossus of Rhodes show art Episode 87 - The Colossus of Rhodes

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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.

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Episode 86 - Quiz Show Finals show art Episode 86 - Quiz Show Finals

The Sculptor's Funeral

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.

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Episode 85 - Quiz Show, Round Three show art Episode 85 - Quiz Show, Round Three

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Listen to CJ, Mark, and Lubov go head to head in Round Three of the Sculptor's Funeral Quiz Show!

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Episode 84 - Quiz Show, Round Two show art Episode 84 - Quiz Show, Round Two

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Listen to Rony, Alison, and David go head to head in Round Two of the Sculptor's Funeral Quiz Show!

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Episode 83 -Quiz Show! Round One show art Episode 83 -Quiz Show! Round One

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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.

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Episode 82 - The Road to Hellenism, Part II show art Episode 82 - The Road to Hellenism, Part II

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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.

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Episode 81 - The Road To Hellenism, Part One show art Episode 81 - The Road To Hellenism, Part One

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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.

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Episode 80 - Polykleitos show art Episode 80 - Polykleitos

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In this episode. Jason discusses the sculpture of Polykleitos and the ideas behind them. One of the most celebrated sculptors in history, Polykleitos devised a new formula for the creation of figurative sculpture, known as the Kanon, which set the standard for generations of Greek sculptors following in this giant's wake. Want to be a Classicist in sculpture? The Kanon of Polykleitos is Classicism 101.

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Episode 79 - The Parthenon show art Episode 79 - The Parthenon

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In this follow-up on the episode concerning the Greek sculptor Phidias, we take a look at the sculptural program of Greece's most famous structure, the Parthenon: why they were made, what they meant then, and why they have remained relevant - and even controversial - right up to our own day.

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Harriet Hosmer was known in her day as a 'Lady Sculptor', an 'Emancipated Woman', and as a leading member of 'The White Marmorean Flock'. What all the meant was that she was a successful, independent sculptor at a time when such a career path was hardly open to women. And today, she is barely known at all... In this episode, find out why her work and life is worth remembering.