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Iconic Portrait of J.S. Bach Returns to Germany

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A portrait of Bach considered one of the most important paintings in the classical music world is being returned to his home city after a 250-year odyssey.
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Studio 360

Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Universe of Weirdness

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In Trenton Doyle Hancock’s irreverent art, he creates his own sci-fi world where vegans are the villains and color is a weapon. 

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Studio 360

What if Mondrian Were a Programmer?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A computer programmer tries to replicate the styles of great painters like Cassatt, Mondrian, and Magritte using code.

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Studio 360

Kehinde Wiley’s Modern-Day Royalty

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The artist Kehinde Wiley wondered why he never saw people who looked like him in museums. His ground-breaking paintings, which borrow from art history, are changing that.

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Fishko Files

Post-War Painters

Thursday, February 05, 2015

In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko hears tales from postwar painters.

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Studio 360

Mike Leigh: Most Movies Are Boring

Thursday, January 08, 2015

After decades of making acclaimed movies about how we live now, the auteur has turned to history with a portrait of J.M.W. Turner, one of Britain’s greatest artists.

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Studio 360

A Painter Makes Peace with Working in the Kitchen

Friday, November 14, 2014

Adrienne Ognibene responded to our call for creative New Year’s Resolutions with the goal of rediscovering her painting and drawing skills. Suddenly she’s a blacksmith?

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Studio 360

Changing Jobs, Changing Seasons

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Despite a new, demanding job, Adrienne Ognibene is sticking with her creative resolution of painting and drawing throughout 2014.
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Studio 360

When Forgery Isn’t a Crime

Friday, September 05, 2014

One of the world’s most prolific art forgers was caught but will never be prosecuted, because he donated all his fakes. He spills the beans in a new documentary.

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On Being

Anita Desai and Andrew Robinson — The Modern Resonance of Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Andrew Robinson with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Anita Desai with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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The Jonathan Channel

Tony Bennett's Two Loves: Singing and Painting

Friday, August 01, 2014

Throughout his life, the singer has passionately pursued an interest in art. In this 1981 interview with WQXR's Lloyd Moss, he talks about his life as a musical - and visual - artist.

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Radiolab

Teenage Ghostland

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In our episode Memory and Forgetting, Neda Pourang brings us the story a lost memory's haunting power. 

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Studio 360

Painting with Electricity

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Scene: Miami
From WLRN's Arts desk.

Artist Cory Hunter studied to be a chemical engineer, and now he's using chemistry and electricity to create ingenious paintings.

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Studio 360

Finding the Theme

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June Update: It's crazy to think that we are approaching the halfway mark of this year. I have, finally, settled on a theme... I am going to do a seasonal painting of foliage and the sky. I really like the way it is showing the different hues of the sky and a progression of time.

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WNYC News

De Niro, the Painter: Master or Mediocre?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Robert De Niro is hoping to bring national acclaim to his late father with a new documentary and gallery show in New York.

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Studio 360

French Impressionists in the American Southwest

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Erin Hanson uses oil and impasto brush strokes in a style that's often called Open-Impressionism.

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Studio 360

Rihanna vs. Avril, John Mayer vs. Pepé Le Pew, and more

Thursday, May 08, 2014

This week in "Thanks, Internet!": Billy on the Street's great new game show, a 90s alt-rock supercut, Rihanna's singular meet-and-greets, and more.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Artist Alex Katz

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Alex Katz discusses his long career as a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. He's best known for his large-scale portraits and landscapes.

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