Staying Humble with Rembrandt’s Nose!

Art Crime Podcast | Season 1, Episode 5

We reminisce about our trip to Puerto Rico, the street art of Vieques, and Mara falling into a pothole (with hilarious results, says Baker). We obsess over the evolution of Rembrandt’s nose through 30 years off self-portraits, we spend a little time discussing what was so “golden” about the Dutch Golden Age. We celebrate the [criminally overlooked] genius of some Dutch female painters of the era with a special shout out to Clara Peeters! Our news this week is all about the sometimes complicated topic of restitution, and then Mara jumps into yet another case where poor skylight security leads to a multi-million dollar art heist. Won’t someone please think of the skylights?!

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Episode References

Rembrandt van Rijn, Landscape with Cottages
Rembrandt van Rijn, Self portrait (age 23)
Rembrandt van Rijn, Self portrait (1657)
Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar
Clara Peeters, Still Life with Flowers, a Silver-gilt Goblet, Dried Fruit, Sweetmeats, Bread sticks, Wine and a Pewter Pitcher

US Supreme Court sides with Germany in Guelph Treasure case
Survivor in battle to keep Nazi-looted Pissarro masterpiece in France
’We want our riches back’ – the African activist taking treasures from Europe’s museums

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