New Witcombe podcast online

Posted on November 30, 2007 by Suzanne Ramsey

A new “Art History in Just a Minute” podcast by art historian and Sweet Briar College professor Christopher Witcombe is now available for download on iTunes and Witcombe’s EwArt Web site.

In “Prodigal Son” Witcombe talks about the history of German artist Albrecht Duerer’s famous etching based on a parable of the same name told by Jesus in the New Testament’s Gospel of Luke.

“Prodigal Son” also can be downloaded in high definition, which is a new feature of “Art History in Just a Minute.” Witcombe’s podcasts have generated a following on iTunes and are currently ranked eighth in the top 25 podcasts in the “Featured” category.

“Prodigal Son” and Witcombe’s other two podcasts, Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” and “Mona Lisa” have been downloaded on iTunes nearly 95,000 times.

Since his first podcast was launched a year ago, Witcombe’s EwArt Web site — a spinoff of his popular “Art History Resources on the Web” — has been visited more than 50,000 times.

Since its launch in 1995, “Art Resources on the Web” has received tens of millions of visitors. In 2000, it also was one of two dot-edu sites chosen by Forbes Magazine as “Best of the Web.”

A podcast on the “Venus of Willendorf” is currently in production.