OUT NOW: New podcast series ‘My Favourite Work of Art’

Today, Oxbridge Art Historian, polymath and playwright Dr Laura-Jane Foley will launch a brand-new history of art podcast My Favourite Work of Art. Over the course of 12 episodes Foley invites some of Britain’s best-known personalities including John Bercow, Bel Mooney, Geoffrey Munn, Brooks Newmark and Gillies Mackinnon to discuss their favourite work of art. From Picasso to Rossetti and Warhol to Goya, the podcast reveals the inspirational, intriguing and surprising stories about how these artists have impacted their lives.

A Desert Island Discs for art lovers, My Favourite Work of Art Podcast is the perfect podcast for anyone interested in how art shapes our society, culture and individual lives. Drawing on the private passions of 12 very different people from public life, Foley’s podcast reveals art as the great equalizer, showing how, when stood in front of a work of art, everyone’s response is important, young or old, expert or novice.

Ranging from Brooks Newmark’s recollections on how his mother’s status as a Warhol muse exposed him to dinner parties with Andy Warhol and the Studio 54 set, to Gillies MacKinnon’s discussion on how his filmmaking career experienced a renaissance in the wake of visiting Goya’s black paintings, each episode explores an artwork’s unique significance to a guest. Bel Mooney, one of Britain’s most successful journalists and author of over 25 books, reflects on how in her solitary childhood and tempestuous homelife she found comfort and inspiration in her regular visits to The Virgin and Child in Glory by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo in the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

 

My Favourite Work of Art will be available to download from Apple Podcasts on 21st August at www.acast.com/myfavouriteworkofart

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