Ding Dong Darkness Time

S1E4: Shadowy Paintings

March 29, 2022 Allison Dickson Season 1 Episode 4
Ding Dong Darkness Time
S1E4: Shadowy Paintings
Show Notes

Bust out the oils, canvases, doilies, existential dread, and brawling swords, because it's time to talk about dark paintings and painters!

First, Allison breaks apart all the details and subtext in Jan Van Eyck's haunting Arnolfini Portrait. Then Chris dives into the story surrounding one of the most famous scary paintings of all time, Edvard Munch's The Scream.

Then they converge on a shared discussion on the shocking works and violent life of Italian baroque painter Caravaggio, whose works include many bloody scenes and beheadings.

Credits:
Graphics -- Nathaniel Dickson
Music -- Spencer Morelock

Additional Information:

Caravaggio: The Only Great Artist to Commit Murder
The Arnolfini Portrait -- Great Art Explained
Edvard Munch