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Artists & Their Work
Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures
Charlton Heston hosts this beautiful program filmed in Chadds Ford on the Kuerner Farm, where many of the Helga pictures were painted, and at the Wyeth home nearby. Explores the meaning and the mystery of Wyeth's work.
Art & Splendor: Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel
Painted by Michelangelo single-handedly over 4 grueling years, the Sistine Chapel represents the deepest expression of its creator's personal vision. In 9 panels that span the vast dome, Michelangelo depicts the cataclysmic events of the Bible's book of Genesis from the Creation, to the Drunkenness of Noah, culminating in his prediction of the Apocalypse and the coming of Christ. Join us for a journey to Vatican City, and explore the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in detail. Witness the mysterious work of art unfold its meaning, as we study its profound beauty and the legends it contains.
Art of the Western World, 4-Pack
This beautifully filmed series offers unusual perspectives, both historical and visual, on the Western World's seminal works of painting, sculpture and architecture. Host Michael Wood provides the ultimate guided tour through two millennia of creative genius. Volume 1: "The Classical Ideal", "A White Garment of Churches: Romanesque and Gothic". Volume 2: "The Early Renaissance", "The High Renaissance" and "Realms of Light: The Baroque". Volume 3: "An age of Reason", "An Age of Passion" and "A Fresh View: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism". Volume 4: "Into the Twentieth Century" and "In Our Own Time".
Artist in the Tetons
This shows dozens of photos of the Tetons plus paintings and original lithographs of the Tetons by Quinten Gregory. Learn to see the outdoors as professional artists do. Lots of tips on photography and how to find the views and angles for your scenes. Also, shots and paintings of the seldom photographed Idaho side of the Tetons. A discussion of the philosophy of art by Quinten Gregory gives insight on how it feels to spend a lifetime in painting.
Batik as Fine Art with Helen Carkin
The alternate waxing and dyeing of cloth has been practiced as a folk art for ages. Helen Carkin, Professor Emerita at Cal State University, Chico, takes a Textile Art into the realm of Fine Art. With a minimum of expense, you will be able to produce beautiful pictures which are sure to have harmonious colors. It's an ideal art for children; it teaches understanding of the nature of colors and their relation on the color wheel.
This traces Caravaggio's tumultuous career and short, turbulent life, offering a wonderful overview of his everlasting artistic achievements and masterpieces that uniquely combine realism and mysticism.
COSMETIC GELCOAT & FIBERGLASS REPAIR
Cowboy Poets Live at Elko
Filmed at the 10th annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, "Cowboy Poets" takes an intimate look at the heart of a thriving American art form. Among the featured poets and musicians who took part in this celebration of Western life are Waddie Mitchell, Don Edwards, Ian Tyson, Michael Martin Murphey, Riders in the Sky, and Sons of the San Joaquin.
This documentary studies the works of the brave generation of Cubists: Picasso, Braque, Gris, Leger, Gleizes, Villon, Delaunay and their followers. It presents a comprehensive survey of almost all of the significant art and artists of this important movement, shedding new light on the short but turbulent Cubist Epoch.
Day in the Country: Impressionism & the French Landscape
One of the best programs ever! Features 40 of the most important paintings from the largest exhibition of impressionist landscape paintings ever assembled. Monet, Van Gogh, Pissarro, Sisley, Cezanne and other masters are represented in an inspiring overview of the late 19th century movement. Musical accompaniment by Debussy.
Degas, Erte and Chagall
Three of this century's most influential artists are studied in this video trio. "Degas in New Orleans" portrays the artist's little-known visit there. Diana Vreeland tells the story of Erte, his life and works, from Paris to Hollywood. In the third segment, Marc Chagall gives a personal view of some of his greatest works.
Early Italian Renaissance: Brunelleschi - Donatello - Masaccio
This examines their works of which they were credited for having achieved some of the most critical breakthroughs, respectively in architecture, sculpture, and painting, that made the Renaissance possible.
Fantastic World of M.C. Escher
Frank Lloyd Wright, The Masterpieces
Here, for the first time, O'Keeffe appears on camera to talk candidly about her work and life. Her painting figure prominently, showing her wide range of styles and how nature, especially the mountains and deserts of New Mexico, inspired her work. Additional insights from people who were close to her complete this best selling portrait of the artist. Winner of six international awards.
The Dada movement, grandfather of pop art and surrealism, is delightfully displayed by original Dadaists, including Hans Richter and Richard Huelsenbeck, in this unique film collage of art, music and poetry. According to The Wall Street Journal, "Germany-Dada' faithfully creates not just Dada art but the times that spawned it."
Giorgione: Poet of Vision
Giorgione left a small but impressive body of works. All his work is remarkable because of his personal style, which transformed color into light, expressing the mystery of nature and created a new poetic vision. This gives the viewer the opportunity to look at Giorgione's works and to understand such enigmatic masterpieces as the Dresden Venus and the Tempest.
Giotto and the Pre-Renaissance
All of the remarkable innovations and major frescoes that made Giotto di Bondoni the undisputed master of the Florentine painters are filmed here in vibrant detail. This program records each of the major cycles of Giotto's frescoes in superb detail, conveying the powerful emotion and shimmering three-dimensional quality of the great master's work.
This documentary led Films in Review to proclaim, "The cinematography is of an exceptionally high order-the lighting is so faithfully reproduced it's breathtaking." "Goya" probes the brilliant Spanish master's most prominent works, including his etchings, tapestries, portraits, frescoes, and even the famous "black paintings" from his own home.
Great Tales in Asian Art
Filmed on location, this program tells four beloved stories of India, Indonesia, Korea, and Japan through masterpieces of visual art and it portrays the stirring performances these tales have inspired for centuries.
Italian Renaissance Painting
Italian Romanesque: Architecture - Sculpture - Painting
Accompanies the viewer through the great diversity and impressive achievements of Italian Romanesque art and architecture, from Sant'Ambrogio in Milano to the Monreale Cathedral in Sicily.
Joan Miro: Constellations - The Color of Poetry
This video spans Miro's entire career with abundant, detailed examples of paintings and sculpture. His most famous paintings, Constellations, receives special coverage. Rare newsreel footage, interviews and a tour of his legendary studio is also included.
John Marin's New York
John Marin is considered to be one of America's most important and original Modernist painters - blending elements of Impressionism, Cubism and Futurism to create his own, distinctly American style. Painting during a period of dramatic technological and social change (1910-1953), Marin captured the energy and excitement of the era in his on-going series of New York cityscapes. This series of over 80 paintings is showcased here, in Marin's only video.
This program covers all the most important aspects of Paul Klee's (1879-1940) long career and vast body of work. It also details Klee's work during the Bauhaus years especially in relation to Kandinskij.
Latino Art & Culture
A 27-minute video, subtitled in Spanish, presents contemporary Latino artists from three communities in the U.S. talking about themselves and their work. The video includes centuries-old traditions in the Southwest and the experience of recent migrations from the Caribbean and Central America. A 68-page bilingual study guide provides background information for thematic units from the Spanish colonial period to the present, stressing regional differences. Activities encourage students to link Latino artworks with historical events and contemporary issues in this country.
From the hills of France to the Himalayas of India, you'll witness a stunning portrait of the life and works of Le Corbusier. "Le Corbusier" conducts an interesting tour of his most important buildings, explores his revolutionary ideas on architecture and urban renewal, and studies both the man and the vision that changed the face of 20th century architecture.
Leonardo da Vinci
This gives an overview of the life of Leonardo (1452-1519) and traces the work of this versatile genius from his early paintings in Florence to the Mona Lisa, the Last Supper, the studies for flying machines, and other memorable drawings and paintings.
Life & Works of Michelangelo
Louise Bourgeois: Rosamond Bernier Lecture
A new addition to Rosamond Bernier's acclaimed lecture series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This revealing program focuses on the remarkable life and work of the eighty-year-old sculptor Louise Bourgeois whose challenging art has made her a star of the major exhibition circuit.
This exciting introduction to the world of art utilizes the magic of video to explore the world of Marc Chagall. The children in the show are transported to Chagall's village in Russia and learn about his life and his colorful imaginative style of painting.
His career was characterized by a spiritual impulse that led him to search for the essential structure of the world. Mondrian's paintings of straight perpendicular lines and basic colors constitute one of the highest and most meaningful peaks of abstract art.
Munch and Ensor: Fathers of Expressionism
This examines the lives and works of the two great twentieth-century northern European masters, Eduad Munch and James Ensor, and shows their masterpieces. The viewer is shown how their art contained many of the visual and intellectual themes that later blossomed in German Expressionism.
Norman Rockwell & The Saturday Evening Post
This inside story of the first twenty years of Norman Rockwell's memorable Saturday Evening Post covers offers a unique new view of America's most popular artist and his finest work.
Norman Rockwell's World... An American Dream
Rockwell himself narrates this Academy Award winning film, the only authorized video portrait of the beloved illustrator. Rockwell's work reflects the aspirations and concerns of a generation. To own this program is to own a piece of American history. Academy Award Winner; Chris Bronze Plaque, Columbus Film Festival.
Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait
A PBS production, created as holidays and year-round family entertainment. This video highlights scores of Rockwell's most famous paintings. Hosted by Mason Adams with commentary from well-known personalities, artists and historians, including Erma Bombeck and Rockwell himself.
Paul Stankard: "Inventing Illusions"
World renowned glass artist Paul Stankard employs the technique of lampworking to transform colored glass rods into magnificently precise wildflowers and insects. Finished pieces are then encased in crystal, as paperweights and larger botanicals. The tape follows the artist on his inspirational walks through the New Jersey Pine Barrens, and provides additional commentary by Ulysses Grant Dietz. Mr. Stankard's work is in the collection of the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan, the Louvre, and over 40 other museums and galleries worldwide. This is the full length version of the Public Television Program.
Philip Pearlstein Draws the Artist's Model
Focuses on the painting and teaching ideas of one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century.
The Magic Gallery provides an opportunity to explore this unique style by several examples of cubism. Presented in an interesting and informal manner, the children have an opportunity to examine the artist' use of line' color,and symbolism, as well as to create their own example of cubist art.
Picasso: War, Peace, Love
Beginning with the famed Guernica mural, this critically lauded film artfully documents the master's later accomplishments, including many previously undiscovered pieces. It travels through 22 museums, seven galleries and 11 private collections to create a moving tribute to the most influential artist of the 20th century.
A one-person performance about the life and thoughts of one of the world's most renown contemporary artists. Before his death from Aids in 1990, Keith Haring had done much to shake up the "Art Establishment" and delight the general public with his works. Based in text from actual interviews, this piece chronicles the artist's confrontations with sexuality, fame, Aids and death as he explores the role and function of the artist in society.
Richard Earl Thompson - American Impressionist
This video captures on-screen the essence of Richard's lifetime of work; a visual feast, with classical musical accompaniment.
Rosamund Bernier: Metropolitan Museum of Art Lecture Series, The Modern Masters, 3-Pack
Every year the renowned lectures given by Rosamund Bernier at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are sold out months in advance. These programs are the actual performances filmed as they were given, "Live at the Met". As co-founder of L'Oeil, the influential Paris art magazine, Bernier became friendly with Matisse, Picasso and Miro. Features: "The Matisse I Knew", "The Matisse Nobody Knew", "The Picasso I Knew", "The Picasso Nobody Knew" and "The Miro I Knew".
Sergei Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky
Shock of Futurism
Probably the least known and one of the most important of the early twentieth century Avant-Garde movements, Italian Futurism played a major role in bringing about the decisive innovations of modern art. This features the works of Boccioni, Balla, Carra and Severini, whose ideas and artist principles were followed by most Avant-Garde programs, from Dada to Pop-Art.
Dempsey Bob is a master Tahitan-Tlingit carver who refuses to let his culture die. Bob is part of a group of native Northwest Canadian Coast artists reclaiming their culture and power through the creative expression of who and what they are. Their works interpret the art and stories of the past and bring them into a dynamic and forceful connection with the present.
Teatro Museo Dali
Visit the museum Dali designed himself, building up from the ruins left behind after severe shelling during the Civil War. His allows the viewer a very personal look inside the mind of Dali, whose mere presence could cause controversy: paintings hung haphazardly and without titles, divers placed outside the building complete with loaves of bread on their heads, a room that copies the face of Mae West; a virtual Dali universe. Painter, author, designer, filmmaker, and this century's most recognized artist.
Titian: Venetian Colorist
In beautiful colors this touches on all the crucial aspects of Titian's works. It highlights his innovation in composition and his revolution in color and light.
Trecento: Italian Art and Architecture in the Fourteenth Century
An extraordinary vital and energetic time that separated the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and shared characteristics of both periods. This examines works by revolutionary artists like Glotto and the Pisanos, and it takes the viewer to Florence, Assisi, Padua, Venice and other splendid Italian cities.
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