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62: Dogs in Antiquity: China

Welcome to the Ancient Art Podcast. I’m your host and the flea on the hide of antiquity, Lucas Livingston. This is the second of a three-part series on dogs in antiquity. Last time we explored the...

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63: Dogs in Antiquity: Greece & Rome

This article includes additional highlighted information not found in the video. This is the third installment of a three-part series on dogs in antiquity. First we explored the ancient hairless...

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64: Striding Horned Wild Man

The following blog post features additional content not included in the video podcast. Enjoy! Hello fellow explorers! Welcome back to the Ancient Art Podcast. I’m your intrepid host, Lucas Livingston....

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Age of Indulgence: Beer and Wine in the Era of Jane Austen

My thanks to the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Chicago Region for the opportunity to research and present this lecture. This web page gathers many of the quotes, references, and...

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65: Gandharan Stupa Reliquary

 « prev      1   2   3   4   5      next »  (54 Photos) Hello and welcome back to the Ancient Art Podcast. I’m your host, Lucas Livingston. Thousands of visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago pass...

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66: Star Wars and Stupas

Welcome back to the Ancient Art Podcast. I’m Lucas Livingston. We’re picking up where we left off with the Gandharan Stupa Reliquary in the Art Institute of Chicago. You’ll want to be sure to check...

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67: ​Buddha’s Past Lives – Dipankara and Shakyamuni

 « prev      1   2      next »  (19 Photos) For years, walking through the cavernous corridors of the Art Institute of Chicago, I had long passed by this crowded carving. The figures are certainly...

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68: Hercules and Buddha Walk into a Bar

 « prev      1   2      next »  (19 Photos) Hello and welcome back to the Ancient Art Podcast, pumping straight into your soft brain matter since 2006. I’m the cerebral spelunker of antiquity, Lucas...

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How to build a PVC pipe wagon canopy

Captain Sputnik’s Carney Barnacle turned into Lord Wolfhart’s Pimped-Out Pennsic Ride Because why would you roll with a plain Radio Flyer when you could rock with a pimped out DIY medieval wagon...

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Ten Years of the Ancient Art Podcast

Hey folks! This is Lucas Livingston from the Ancient Art Podcast, serving up hot meals of antiquity since 2006 with a healthy side of smack! Yeah, that’s right. 10 years. A good decade now. Going way...

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69: On Ramp to the Silk Road

Greeting weary travelers and welcome to the Ancient Art Podcast. I’m Lucas Livingston, the Polo to your Marco on our thrilling journey of ancient adventure. Imagine once-upon-a-time hundreds of years...

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70: Drinking along the Silk Road: Wine in China

Horse, China, Tang dynasty (618–907 A.D.), first half of 8th century, Art Institute of Chicago, 1981.1212.  « prev      1   2   3      next »  (30 Photos) Hello friend! Welcome! I’m Lucas Livingston,...

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Cycladic Statue of a Female Figurine – Coloring the Past (71)

Cycladic Female Figure, 2600-2400 BC, Art Institute of Chicago

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Tinted Venus – Painted Aphrodite – Coloring the Past (72)

Tinted Venus by John Gibson, 1862, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Many sculptural works from the ancient world were once beautifully colored. This is an excerpt of my gallery talk “Coloring the Past” in...

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Zeuxis and Parrhasius, Pliny the Elder, Roman Painting – Coloring the Past (73)

Adriaen van der Spelt and Frans van Mieris, Trompe-l’Oeil Still Life with a Flower Garland and a Curtain, 1658, Art Institute of Chicago (1949.585) Pliny the Elder shares with us the tale of dueling...

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Etruscan Gigantomachy, Gods vs Giants – Coloring the Past (74)

Battle Between Gods and Giants, Etruscan, Art Institute of Chicago We examine the use of color in ancient art to designate role, status, nature, and more, and discuss causes for the disappearance of...

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Chinese Tang Funerary Figurines – Coloring the Past (75)

Armored Guardian King (Tianwang) Trampling Demon, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618–907), Art Institute of ChicagoWhy are the heads, crowns, and hands of magnificent Tang Dynasty Chinese tomb figurines so...

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Black Figure vs Red Figure Ancient Greek Vase Painting Techniques (76)

Athenian Black-figure Belly-Amphora (Storage Jar) Showing Herakles Wrestling the Nemean Lion, c. 550-540 B.C., Art Institute of Chicago (1978.114); Athenian Hydria (Water Jar), c. 470/460 B.C., Art...

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African Congo Kuba Mukenga Mask – Meaningful Materials (77)

Mask (Mukenga), Kuba, Western Kasai region, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Art Institute of Chicago How do artists’ choices of materials assign identity and meaning to works of art? How does...

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Nkisi Nkondi Power Figure – Meaningful Materials (78)

Power Figure (Nkisi Nkondi), Vili, Republic of the Congo or Democratic Republic of the Congo, Art Institute of Chicago,...

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Bamana Boli Ritual Object – Meaningful Materials (79)

Ritual Object (Boli), Bamana, Mali, Mid-19th/early 20th century, Art Institute of Chicago, 1961.1177How do artists’ choices of materials assign identity and meaning to works of art? How does meaning...

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Incan Gold and Chicha Beer – Meaningful Materials (80)

Two Peruvian ritual vessels, Art Institute of Chicago How do artists’ choices of materials assign identity and meaning to works of art? How does meaning assign material? In this excerpt from one of my...

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Chinese Jade – Meaningful Materials (81)

Two Chinese Jade Dragon Pendants, c. 4th/3rd century B.C., Art Institute of Chicago How do artists’ choices of materials assign identity and meaning to works of art? How does meaning assign material?...

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Medicine Buddha Bhaishajyaguru – Meaningful Materials (82)

Tibetan Painted Banner (Thangka) with the Medicine Buddha (Bhaishajyaguru), 14th century, Art Institute of Chicago...

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Dragons and Tigers (83)

Dragon and Tiger by Kishi Ganku, 1835Dragon by Morita Shiryu, Art Institute of Chicagohttp://ancientartpodcast.org/media/83-dragons-and-tigers.m4aIn this excerpt from one of my museum tours, we walk...

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The Birth of Dionysus (84)

Hermes and the Infant Dionysus, Archaeological Museum of Olympia http://www.ancientartpodcast.org/media/84-birth-of-dionysus.m4aThis is episode 84 of Ancient Worlds: The Birth of Dionysus. I’m the...

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Odysseus in the Underworld (85)

Jar (pelike) with Odysseus and Elpenor in the Underworld, MFA Bostonhttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ancientartpodcast/~5/3hMtiy-8HRc/85-odysseus-in-the-underworld.m4aA very brief excerpt from my...

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Goya’s Caprices and the Wicked Witch of the West (86)

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ancientartpodcast/~5/_-z2Bod1xD4/86-goyas-caprices-and-the-wicked-witch.m4a Happy Halloween! In this very brief excerpt from my lecture “Things That Go Bump: A Visual...

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Circe and Witchcraft in Ancient Greece (87)

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ancientartpodcast/~5/bmR3_1E04mU/87-circe-and-witchcraft-in-ancient-greece.m4aThis is a short excerpt from my lecture “Things That Go Bump: A Visual Survey of Witches,...

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Ancient Egyptian Cornucopia

As citizens, immigrants, and perhaps some First Nation people sit down across the country, give thanks over an overflowing centerpiece of abundance, and celebrate Thanksgiving for the harvest, we...

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Tibetan Mandalas (88)

Drepung Gomang Monastery, Mandala of World Peace, Miller Beach, Indiana, September 21, 2014. Photo by Lucas Livingston.http://ancientartpodcast.org/media/88-tibetan-mandalas.mp3 Drepung Gomang...

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Adventures of Ulysses (89)

Apollonio di GiovanniItalian, 1415/17-1465The Adventures of Ulysses, 1435/4542 x 131.7 cm (16 3/4 x 51 7/8 in.)Art Institute of Chicago, 1933.1006In this excerpt from a recent tour, I explore some of...

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52: Wine in Ancient Egypt

 « prev      1   2   3   4   5      next »  (51 Photos) Greetings, fellow swaggers, and welcome back to the Ancient Art Podcast. Previously in our pontifications on ancient indulgence, we explored the...

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53: Medusa, Mythic Monster

Greetings ghouls and gals. Welcome back to the Ancient Art Podcast. I’m your ghost of a host, Lucas Livingston. In the spirit of Halloween, with monstrous fiends and tortured souls lurking about in...

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Krampus videos and more!

To go along with episode 54 of the Ancient Art Podcast: Krampus the Christmas Devil. Here are some of the best Krampus videos on YouTube. Check back later for more goodies. First, we must, of course,...

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54: Krampus the Christmas Devil

Gather ’round young flock and prepare yourself For an alternative tale of that old mystical elf, Who goes house to house on cold winter nights Visiting sleeping children, who’ve been naughty or nice....

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55: Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art

Note: This post includes segments that were excluded from the podcast episode. After many long months of anticipation, the Art Institute of Chicago recently unveiled the new Mary and Michael Jaharis...

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56: Build a Beer: Krampuslauf, Ein Holiday Ale mit Horns

In the epic journey of home brewing, episode 56 of the Ancient Art Podcast takes you behind the scenes in “Build a Beer: Krampuslauf, Ein Holiday Ale mit Horns.” From high in the snow-capped Alpine...

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57: Medusa Up Close and Personal

Hello bold adventurers and welcome back to the Ancient Art Podcast. I’m your host Lucas Livingston. Back in episode 53, we explored the mythology and artistry of that demonness of Greek legend, the...

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58: Lycurgus Cup

This is the complete transcript for this episode, which includes additional highlighted information not found in the free version of the episode available on YouTube, iTunes, and Vimeo. Get the full...

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Curious

Hi World. I’m excited to make a quick announcement. The Ancient Art Podcast and Curious.com have teamed up to host episodes of the podcast at Curious.com. If you head on over to...

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59: Witches’ Sabbath

 « prev      1   2   3      next »  (31 Photos) Greetings gashlycrumbs! Two years after its original release, I am now publishing the full & complete episode with highlighted content previously...

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60: Comets & Antiquity, Halley’s Comet, ISON, Apophis, and More

 « prev      1   2   3   4   5   6      next »  (67 Photos) Hello fellow travelers and welcome back to the Ancient Art Podcast. I’m the astrolabe to your Copernicus, Lucas Livingston. Over the last...

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61: Dogs in Antiquity: Xoloitzcuintli & Colima

Hi friends. This is Lucas Livingston. As you may know, the Ancient Art Podcast is a labor of love with a staff of one and a budget of zero. If you enjoy the podcast and want to see it continue, I...

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Dionysus and the Pirates, the Dionysus Cup by Exekias (90)

 « prev      1   2      next »  (14 Photos) Avast ye scurrilous scaliwags! Welcome to me piratey Ancient Art Podcast. I’m yer crotchety captain, Bottoms Up Livingston. On ship’s deck we have the...

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Japanese Ukiyo-e Pictures of the Floating World (91)

Hishikawa MoronobuFlower-Viewing Party with Crest-Bearing Curtain, from the series Flower Viewing at UenoJapanese, 1676–1689Art Institute of Chicago,...

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One Ring to Rule Them All (92)

This extended episode takes us on an unexpected journey across the Art Institute of Chicago to explore the artistry and influences of rings. We go well beyond personal adornment and discuss the...

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Egyptomania, the Early Years – Piranesi, Gerome, Desprez (93)

This short excerpt from my lecture on the art and history of the Egyptomania phenomenon delves into its early origins. As Europe emerged from the Middle Ages, Egyptian antiquities pillaged during the...

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World Goth Day, May 22

Sheltering at home these past two-and-a-half months, I feel a small pang of sadness every time I spot a talk or tour on my calendar that I was scheduled to lead at the museum. Despite — or perhaps in...

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Artful Halloween Countdown

Take a tour of tricky treats and spooky sights in the world of art as I countdown each year to Halloween in the #ArtfulHalloweenCountdown.

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