Waldy and Bendy's Adventures in Art

Waldy and Bendy's Adventures in Art

By Sunday Times / ZCZ Films

Welcome to ‘Waldy and Bendy’s Adventures in Art’ – the podcast they couldn’t stop.I’m Waldy – otherwise known as Waldemar Januszczak, art critic of the Sunday Times – and with my co-host Bendor ‘Bendy’ Grosvenor, the celebrated art historian and TV presenter, we’re going to be looking at interesting things that are happening in art during the great lockdown.


Season 2, Episode 4

Waldy & Bendy dive into the dangerous artistic waters of fakes and forgeries, and ask what’s real in art and what isn’t? When they’ve done that, they go fishing and play some chess.
29/11/2054m 45s

Season 2, Episode 3

Waldy & Bendy discuss an exciting new Museum of African Art, talk to the author of The Brutish Museums, and then cuddle up to Bendy’s donkey. That’s right. Bendy has a donkey. See the show notes on our website.
22/11/2051m 18s

Season 2, Episode 2

Waldy & Bendy attempt an American art special. But don’t get very far. Also, the timely return of the Waldy & Bendy Awards, where the search is on for the worst statue in Britain. Check out the show notes on our website.
15/11/2043m 50s

Season 2, Episode 1

Waldy and Bendy catch up on what they’ve been up to in the interim since the last lockdown and discuss Artemisia Gentileschi. Find the show notes here.
08/11/2042m 57s

Waldy and Ron's Adventures in Birds

In a one episode special, Waldy swaps partners and teams up with his pal Ron to talk about flying works of art - otherwise known as birds.You can also watch the episode on Youtube where pictures of the birds are included.
23/09/2027m 57s

Episode 14

Waldy and Bendy take a pop at Hogarth and discuss what it's like to visit galleries again as the lockdown eases. In On the Wall, Bendy goes for a stolen painting while Waldy goes for a heap of old instruments.See the show notes at the Sunday Times website.
11/07/2041m 32s

Episode 13

Waldy & Bendy interview the director of the National Gallery and ask why the museums are taking such a long time to reopen. Then they hand out the prestigious Waldy & Bendy Award for the Worst Painter of Children in art. See the show notes on The Sunday Times website.
04/07/2045m 12s

Episode 12

Waldy and Bendy go head to head, arguing over whether British art is actually any good. And the Wendy Awards return, this time handed out to the best painters of children.Find the show notes at the Sunday Times website.
27/06/2045m 13s

Episode 11

Waldy & Bendy talk to Damien Hirst talk about the impact of the lockdown and fall in love with Gainsborough. Bendy chooses a picture to hang on his wall that is famous for its wart, while Waldy goes for something bigger. Much bigger.See pictures and links in the show notes on the Sunday Times website.
21/06/2045m 9s

Episode 10

Waldy and Bendy discuss iconoclasm and choose ‘the world’s worst museum website’. In On The Wall, Bendy goes for a landscape and Waldy goes for a VW camper van!Check out the show notes at The Sunday Times Website.
14/06/2040m 6s

Episode 09

Waldy & Bendy wade into the Pre-Raphaelites and then hand out the first Wendies - the Waldy & Bendy Awards for the best museum websites. With big winners and even bigger losers!Find images and links at The Sunday Times website.
07/06/2036m 26s

Episode 08

We talk to Grayson and Philippa Perry about their TV Art Club and ask who wears the trousers in their relationship? We also discuss The Royal Academy and Malcolm Gladwell's podcast 'The Lady Vanishes'. Plus Waldy gets in touch with his Polish roots!See show notes and pictures on The Sunday Times.
31/05/2038m 43s

Episode 07

Tate Modern ought to be celebrating its 20th birthday, but the party had to be called off. So Waldy and Bendy throw their own party. Bendy also has a go at curating and Waldy picks Gustav Klimt's gorilla as his painting of the week.See show notes at The Sunday Times
23/05/2036m 18s

Episode 06

Why are celebrities grabbing their paint brushes during the Great Lockdown, and what exactly is the elusive art movement they call Mannerism? Plus Waldy’s self-portrait as Philip Guston.See the show notes at the Sunday Times Website
16/05/2037m 51s

Episode 05

Rubens divides opinions. But can he divide Waldy & Bendy? Also, a lockdown interview with Tracey Emin and why Bendy wants a Holbein.Check out the show notes on The Sunday Times website.
09/05/2033m 24s

Episode 04

This week: Artemisia Gentileschi. Is she as good as everyone says? We also review Grayson Perry’s new TV art show and discuss why picture restoration has suddenly become such a popular topic.Find the show notes on the Sunday Times website: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/waldy-and-bendys-adventures-in-art-93t6w6wwh 
03/05/2029m 0s

Episode 03

What do we think of Caravaggio, and can bad people be good artists? Also, a lockdown interview with the director of the Wallace Collection.Find the show notes on The Sunday Times website: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/waldy-and-bendys-adventures-in-art-986cwq9nq 
29/04/2030m 17s

Episode 02

Why are we so obsessed with Leonardo da Vinci, and a virtual tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.Show notes on Sunday Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/waldy-and-bendys-adventures-in-art-25w56nkkm 
28/04/2033m 28s

Episode 01

Should museums be allowed to ‘deaccession’ their collections, and why was Gauguin such a good painter of children? Find the show notes on the Sunday Times website: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/waldy-and-bendys-adventures-in-art-pzs79xj7b 
28/04/2032m 12s
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