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    • Untethered

    • Unraveling Human Nature Through Instinct, Culture, and Reason
    • By: Artem Koren
    • Narrated by: Jim Spring
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
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    "Why do we do what we do?" This may seem like a simple question at first; in practice however, the closer we examine where our decisions come from, the less intention and independent reasoning we find. Instead, we find primitive instincts and ideas that are often based on nothing more than the imagination of someone who has been dead for centuries.  

    • Unraveling Human Nature Through Instinct, Culture, and Reason
    • By: Artem Koren
    • Narrated by: Jim Spring
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 05-24-18
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    • Rembrandt and Turner: Mythical Masters

    • CV/Visual Arts Research
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Spring
    • Length: 44 mins
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    The monograph publishes a study of Rembrandt van Rijn and JMW Turner at the National Gallery and Tate Britain in exhibitions of their later works.

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    • Going Digital - Goodbye Herr Gutenberg

    • Studies in World Art, Book 33
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Spring
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Eminent art historian and writer Edward Lucie-Smith discusses an ambitious digital art book series called 100 London Artists, designed to celebrate London as an art city.

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    • Beryl Cook

    • Studies in World Art, Book 113
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Spring
    • Length: 9 mins
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    When Beryl Cook died, she was the subject of a large number of obituaries. Some of them were predictably condescending, which I suspect she would not have minded a bit. The really telling thing, however, is what has happened since then on the web. If you go to the site maintained by The Times, still regarded as the British paper of record, and look for the paper’s obituary archive, you will find a section within it devoted to "Artistic Genius". The subtitle is "Artists and makers who changed the way we see".

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    • The Star of Solomon

    • By: Alexander Kuprin
    • Narrated by: Jim Spring
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
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    So many dream of limitless power and fulfillment of all wishes. Wise men, alchemists and philosophers spend decades looking for this great secret. What would they say, if they discovered that the ultimate prize they so desperately pursued ended up falling into the hands of the least likely individual? 

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    • Wilhelm Hammershoi

    • Studies in World Art, Book 88
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Spring
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Hammershoi is, in a certain sense, the Danish Vermeer, an artist whom he occasionally paraphrased. That is to say, a quietist painter obsessed by subtle effects of light, forgotten very soon after his death, but rediscovered and turned into a demi-god by a later generation.

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    • Self Representation

    • Studies in World Art, Book 71
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Spring
    • Length: 33 mins
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    The Gale Dictionary of Psychoanalysis defines ‘self-representation’ as “the image the subject has of him or herself based on his or her own interpretation.” The hugely influential 20th century psychoanalytic researcher and philosopher Jacques Lacan enlarges on this by speaking of “the finally donned armor of an alienating identity that will mark [the subject’s] mental development with its rigid structure.” Not surprisingly, psychoanalysts see this construct as a manifestation of the ego, and also as something intimately linked to narcissism.  

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    • Daumier

    • Studies in World Art, Book 117
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Spring
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Every now and then, an exhibition comes along that hits you in the solar plexus. The compact Daumier show at the Royal Academy in London is one of those. It is housed in the moderately sized Sackler Galleries on the top floor of the building, not in the main exhibition rooms below, where it would be swallowed up. Most of the works on view are quite small. Very few are more than medium sized. For the most part, the color is subdued. Indeed, some of the paintings seem monochromatic until you examine them more closely, The range of subjects is, if not exactly restricted, not hugely wide.

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    • Oleg Kulik

    • Studies in World Art, Book 53
    • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Spring
    • Length: 19 mins
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    This year sees the 300th anniversary of the foundation of St. Petersburg, an event that is being widely celebrated here in London as well as in Russia. And today The Times of London carried a story about the "widespread sleaze" that is hampering the restoration of Russia's former capital city. Though Oleg Kulik is not a Petersburg artist, these two facts help to provide a context for his career. Western interest in and curiosity about Russia is acute. The tendency is, however, to look at the Russian past, not at the present.

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