We last featured the Lonely Palette in the 6-29-2018 Scout Report and this podcast has continued to grow its archive. Recently discussed artworks include Wassily Kandinsky's Untitled (1922) and Ansel Adams' iconic The Tetons and Snake River (1942).
The Lonely Palette is a new podcast that may appeal to readers interested in learning a bit of art history one famous artwork at a time. Hosted by "art historian turned finance administrator turned independent radio producer" Tamar Avishai, each episode of the Lonely Palette is centered around a specific artwork, including a number of works held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (where Avishai works as an adjunct lecturer). Avishai opens each episode by interviewing museum visitors about the featured work of art, providing listeners with a rich variety of perspectives. Next, Avishai shares her own insights about the selected work of art and its significance. In doing so, Avishai hopes to make art and art history accessible to everyone. Featured artworks in this series include Yoko Ono's Cut Piece (1964); JMW Turner's The Slave Ship; Paul Gauguin's Where Do We Come From? Where Are We? Where Are We Going?; and Jackson Pollock's Number 10, to name just a few.