Archives: Waldy & Bendy’s Adventures in Art

Season 3, Episode 2

Waldy & Bendy discuss sculpture after a chat with Antony Gormley, and then entertain themselves in the lockdown by watching a terrible film about Frida Kahlo. Then Waldy chooses a Fatimid ewer for his imaginary shelf.

Season 3, Episode 1

Waldy & Bendy confront some shocking news from the art world. Waldy has a chat with the head conservation honcho at the National Gallery. And Bendy chooses an obscure picture for his On the Wall. Not!

Season 2, Episode 7

Christmas Special. Waldy & Bendy argue about the Best Nativity in Art, Bendy has a chat with a Hollywood superstar, and Waldy puts on a sealskin onesie.

Season 2, Episode 6

Waldy and Bendy go gaga over the Royal Collection, and things go from baaaad to worse when they try to select the best sheep in art.

Season 2, Episode 5

Waldy tries to convince Bendy of the wonders of Rococo, and they both put on their wellies and stomp back to the farm to look at cats in art. Plus Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

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.

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.

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.

Season 2, Episode 1

Waldy & Bendy return to discuss Artemisia Gentileschi and to tell us what they’ve been up to since the last lockdown. Plus Anna Akhmatova.

Season 1, 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.

Season 1, 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.

Season 1, 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.

Season 1, Episode 11

Waldy & Bendy talk to Damien Hirst 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.

Season 1, 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!

Season 1, Episode 9

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!

Season 1, Episode 8

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!

Season 1, Episode 7

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.

Season 1, Episode 6

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.

Season 1, Episode 5

Rubens divides opinions. But can he divide Waldy & Bendy? Also, a lockdown interview with Tracey Emin and why Bendy wants a Holbein.

Season 1, Episode 4

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.

Season 1, Episode 3

What do we think of Caravaggio, and can bad people be good artists? Also, a lockdown interview with the director of the Wallace Collection.

Season 1, Episode 2

Why are we so obsessed with Leonardo da Vinci, and a virtual tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Season 1, Episode 1

This week Bendy will be opining about the controversial museum practice of ‘deaccessioning’ and I’ll be asking why Gauguin was such a great painter of children.