Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey

In my podcast this week I talked about this painting by Paul Delaroche.  I love the satin look of her dress.  So tragically beautiful.  Read about it at the National Gallery website here:

Episode 016: Lady Jane Gray

New episode on the tragic life of Lady Jane Grey. Intrigue and deception by her parents cost poor Jane her life.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Episode 015: Arty Schmarty

A brief introduction to the painters who painted the portraits we still look at today aka 16th Century English Art in 11 minutes :)

Supporting Artistic Materials

For my episode on art in 16th Century England.

The Storm by John Donne, referring to Nicholas Hilliard, miniature painter extraordinaire, and bad money manager.

Internet Shakespeare Editions info on art in Renaissance England.

Nicholas Hilliard at the V&A.

Portrait miniatures at the V&A.

Hans Holbein on the BBC's YourPaintings database.

Trippy Hans Holbein portrait with weird 3D skull
Portrait of a Man with a Black Hat - John Bettes

George Gower's Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth. 

Nathaniel Bacon's landscape - the first British landscape painted

Nathaniel Bacon's Cookmaid with Still Life of Vegetables and Fruit

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Multiple postings...

If you listen to this podcast on itunes, you will have noticed that episode 14 was posted, like, three times.  That's my bad.  It wasn't showing up and wasn't showing up and wasn't showing up and then finally it showed up.  And now I can't seem to figure out how to delete it.  If anyone knows how to hide it using hipcast (I published it to the feed three times), let me know.  Otherwise...sorry...

Musical Playlists

Here are the playlists for the music I talked about on the episode today. Have fun!


Episode 14: A Musical Interlude

An overview of the music of the English Renaissance. See blog at for playlist.