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Gallery Talk with Kerry James Marshall, Johnson County Community College, 1995 120 minute video (information courtesy Los Angeles County Museum of Art Teacher Resource Center Catalogue)

Gari Melchers: True and Clear 13 minute / 1995 / CBAR - "Best known for his honest portrayals and his realistic approach, American artist Gari Melchers was well respected, had an international reputation, and held such leadership roles as a seat on the Smithsonian Commission to establish a national gallery of art. He supported himself and his wife by teaching and as a portrait artist, painting such notables as Vanderbilt, Mellon, and Roosevelt. When World War I forced the Melchers to return to the United States from Germany, they discovered the ideal studio and retreat in the Virginia estate of Belmont, located halfway between Washington, DC, and Richmond. There he created the landscapes and murals so dear to his heart until his death in 1932."

George Caleb Bingham: 24 minutes1976. "This program provides a portrait of one of America's foremost 19th-century painters, whose vivid work provides us with an unrivaled view of life along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Bingham's role as the creator of political genre painting is emphasized."

George Eastman House: Picture Perfect. 28 minutes. films.com says of this video: "Located on the estate of the man who made Kodak a household word, the George Eastman House celebrates the art, technology, and impact of photography and motion pictures. This program goes behind the scenes with curators and archivists at Eastman's colonial revival mansion in Rochester, New York -- now the oldest photography museum in the world-to showcase its famous collections. The Eastman House is a vital stop on the journey to understanding visual literacy. A viewable/printable educator's guide is available online." VHS is Closed-Captioned DVD is Subtitled

George Segal, 58 minutes, color, Directed by Michael Blackwood. "Narrated by the artist. As a young painter in New York City, George Segal was profoundly impressed by the dignity and humanity of Abstract Expressionism. At the same time, along with artist friends such as Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg, he was acutely conscious of the homogenizing effects of mass production and the pressures of conformity that shaped life in postwar America. In reaction to this Segal invented his own highly personal medium: white plaster figures which he cast from live models. They were mostly Segal's family and friends. "I have to pick a model who has a mental life that I respect," explained Segal. In an age of standardization, Segal is after individuality - not only the surface details of each figure, but the personality that differentiates every one of his subjects...The film looks back over two decades of Segal's achievements, as seen at a retrospective exhibition at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Segal helps to install the environments and wall reliefs, talking lucidly about key works and the artistic issues that they embody. In his rural New Jersey studio, a former chicken coop, Segal is seen at work on various commissions. The film follows his "Abraham and Isaac," a commission to honor the students killed at Kent State University." (quotes from http://www.michaelblackwoodproductions.com)

Related: Also from Michael Blackwood Productions: The Artist's Studio, 28 minutes, color, in which Meyer Schapiro Visits George Segal. "In an intimate conversation, the art historian and the artist discuss Segal's plaster sculptures in relation to the European tradition and to contemporaries, from Giotto to Abstract Expressionism." (quotes from http://www.michaelblackwoodproductions.com)

George Segal: American Still Life. Director: Amber Edwards. George Segal's life-size plaster casts command attention in major museums and exhibition halls throughout the nation. This 60 minute 2001 documentary contains archival footage of the Pop Art scene in the 60s and chronicles his life and work through interviews with the artist, his friends, family, and art historians. Amber Edwards. From Kultur Video. George Segal: American Still Life: 60 minutes 2000. "This video chronicles the life and work of George Segal whose sculptures have captured seemingly uneventful moments of life in the form of plaster casts of actual humans. As he says, "It strikes me that daily life is baffling, mysterious, and unfathomable." View Segal at work casting a model in his studio with commentary from friends, critics, art historians, and rare archival footage from the 1960s Pop Art scene." ASIN: B0015NR2DE (DVD). Excerpts of the film from Montclair State University may be seen by clicking here.

Georgia O'Keeffe was produced by Perry Miller Adato in 1977 by WNET for The Originals: Women in Art series and distributed by the Educational Broadcasting Corporation. The video is self-narrated by O'Keeffe. The artist talks candidly about her work and life, showing how nature and the mountains and desert of New Mexico figure prominently in her work. The video includes comments by sculptor Juan Hamilton, who was her assistant, and critics Barbara Rose and Daniel Catton Rich. The Wildling Museum says: This 60 minute color film, produced in 1977 when O'Keeffe was 90 years old, captures O'Keeffe on camera for the first time candidly discussing her work and inspirations taken from the haunting mountain deserts of New Mexico. This film won the Peabody Award and the Bronze Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival."

Georgia O'Keeffe is a 2009 historical fiction movie from Lifetime available on DVD starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum of Art has a Web page describing the film and its Emmy nominations.

Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life in Art Adato, Perry Miller, producer and director. A 2002 video from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. The Museum's orientation film created by the acclaimed, award-winning filmaker Perry Miller Adato. The film presents O'Keeffe's life and the origins and development of her art. VHS and DVD.

Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz 60 minute / 1998 / CTC - "Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe, companions in life and art in spite of a 23-year age difference, symbolize the juxtapositions characteristics of the American modernist period. In this program, Professor Wanda Corn from Stanford University uses O'Keeffe's paintings and Stieglitz's photographs to show the impact each had on the other's work and on the evolution of American art. Corn emphasizes the artistic collaboration between the couple and points out O'Keeffe's modernist style of abstraction in her use of strong form and color and unusual vantage point on a traditional subject. As O'Keeffe is influenced by her sojourns to New Mexico, so does her art consciously change in subject matter as a reflection of her strong artistic spirit and determination to reconnect with traditional America.."

Georgia O'Keeffe: Women in Art 1977, 60 minutes. A sensitive presentation that goes beyond the Georgia O'Keeffe legend to reveal a woman who was full of warmth, humor, and practical wisdom. O'Keeffe appeared for the first time on camera to talk candidly about her work and life. Her paintings figure prominently, showing her wide range of style and how nature continued to inspire her. (text courtesy Georgia Museum of Art)

Getting Lost in My Own Art is a 2012 documentary on the artistic career of James Bakkom. The video debuted in connection with an exhibition at the IFP Minnesota Center for Media Arts titled The Film and Visual Artistry of James R. Bakkom. The artist has a distinguished career in stage set and film production as well as mixed media fine art, sculpture and painting. 

Ghost Bird: The Life and Art of Judith Deim is a 54 minutes 2000 documentary from Small World Productions directed by Irena Salina

Going Where I've Never Been: The Photography of Diane Arbus from Camera Three Productions, 1989. Explores Diane Arbus' work and ideas through her own words and the reflections of her daughter and close friends. (available through Las Positas College Library). Explores Diane Arbus' work and ideas through her own words and the reflections of her daughter and close friends. A unique photographer, Arbus pursued her documentation of people on the fringes of society, finding the astonishing in the commonplace. 30 min. 1997. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley. Video/C 5958. .

Gold leaf: powder and paint is a VHS video produced by Historical Society of Early American Decoration in 2000. It describes the techniques used in researching, recording and preserving American decorative arts of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Golden Dawn: The Pueblo Paintings of Pablita Velarde. NewMexico PBS, April 10, 2008. This film looks at the career, inspirations, and struggles of one of New Mexico's most renown Native American artists, Santa Clara Pueblo painter Pablita Velarde. Pablita, whose Pueblo name is Tse Tsan, or "Golden Dawn." Pablita began painting at the age of 14, looking back over 60 years of work, the 75 year old painter talks about her work, her life, and the things that have inspired her. Originally broadcast on New Mexico PBS station KNME. View Part 1 [07:37], Part 2 [07:24], Part 3 [11:44]

Gordon Parks: Photographer and Artist. Available through Currier Museum of Art.

Graffiti/Post-Graffiti. (c) 1984, running time: 28 minutes. Program 21 from Art/New York, which says of this video: "This tape explores the role of Graffiti Art in New York galleries. Taped are exhibitions at the Sidney Janis Gallery, the Fashion Moda Art Space in theSouth Bronx and the Fun Gallery in the East Village. Included are interviews with LADY PINK, CRASH, KEITH HARING, JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIATand others." Explains the art style that evolved from graffiti spray-painted on subway surfaces to canvas paintings now hung in major art galleries. In this documentary of the early '80's movement, the viewer listens to the movers and shakers of this imaginative trend, and examines the Hip-Hop culture in action, traveling to the South Bronx where most of it started. Interviews: Charlie Ahearn, Patti Astor, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fred Brathwaite (Fab 5 Freddy), "Crash," Stefan Eins, Futura 2000, Keith Haring, Sidney Janis, "Lady Pink," Dolores and Hubert Neumann, Rammellzee and Tony Shafrazi. View a clip from the video here [2:38]

Graffiti Verite: Read the Writing on the Wall. Los Angeles graffiti artists discuss the themes and motivations of their work, and how they evolved from taggers to artists. Several are shown at work on projects, indoors as well as outside. The history and significance of graffiti is addressed, as is its role in the Hip Hop culture. Written, produced, and directed by Bob Bryan. c1995. 45 min. Video/C 4469 Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley. .View a clip from the video here [01:30]

GV2: Graffiti Verite 2 A follow-up film to the award winning documentary Graffiti Verite. Includes interviews with more graffiti artists and street scenes with over 400 tags, throw-ups and pieces of "street art" all presented to a backdrop of Hip Hop music. Includes coverage of the winning artwork of the First International Graffiti Art Competition. Written, produced, and directed by Bob Bryan. 1998. 58 min. Video/C 5719 Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.

GV3: Graffiti Verite 3 (The Final Episode). The Final Episode is a poetic voyage, a meditation, into the iconography of Graffiti art featuring an eclectic sound track as it's emotional and intellectual core. "GV3 is a compelling sensorial experience; shockingly honest and defiantly politically incorrect." Written, produced, and directed by Bob Bryan. c2000. 54 min. Video/C 7118 Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.

GV4: Graffiti Verite 4. Sano, two-time winner of the International Graffiti Art Competition, teaches this underground art form, by showing the concepts, aesthetics, techniques, and style needed to complete a perfect semi "Wild Style" masterpiece and aerosol art on canvas. Written, produced, and directed by Bob Bryan. c2003. 67 min. DVD 2987 Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.

GV5: Graffiti Verite 5: The Sacred Elements of Hip-hop Records a historic 4 day Hip-Hop Summer Workshop conducted at Metro High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Captures the excitement of this innovative workshop and what emerges is a portrait of the educational value and liberating therapeutic power contained within the unique elements of the contemporary hip-hop movement. Written, produced, and directed by Bob Bryan. c2003. 42 min. DVD 2988 Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Grant Wood's America. 29 minutes1986. "American Gothic is the painting that established Grant Wood's reputation. The memorable portrait begins this documentary about this well-known American artist. One can imagine that Wood, who possessed a wry sense of humor, would appreciate the many parodies of his famous image that have since been created. The film covers Wood's life and artistic development, placing special emphasis on the growth of his distinctive Regionalist style and his interest in American traditions."

Great American Quilt Revival, The. 58 min. from Bonesteel Films, dist. by AV Café, Inc., 6201 S. 58th St., Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68516; 877-228-2233; www.theavcafe.com. 2006. DVD "Well-known quilter Georgia Bonesteel here presents a history of American quilting in the 20th century. Beginning in 1911 with Marie Webster's publication of color photos of quilts in Ladies Home Journal, quilting has grown and developed into a tremendously popular art and craft. Bonesteel discusses the Amish and African American quilting traditions, the importance of the 1971 quilt show at the Whitney Museum, and the resurgence of quiltmaking in response to the U.S. bicentennial. Quilters, collectors, and historians discuss this reemergence of a historically American art form and how it is changing with the appearance of art quilts and machine quilting. This well-made film is full of important and enlightening information and beautiful quilts. Highly recommended" from a review by Julia Stump in libraryjournal,com.

Great Women Artists: Mary Cassat is a 45-minute video released in 2001 by Kultur Video. "Children and naturalism are the hallmarks of Mary Cassatt's work during the 1880's and 1890's. She absorbed from her Impressionist colleagues Caillebotte, Degas, and Renoir, as well as her study of Japanese prints, the modern idea that the background of a painting might be as significant as the foreground. Her paintings depict a world of her own creation, one that adults can fully understand only by recapturing their childhood persona." From the Back Cover: "Georgia O'Keeffe was an American abstract painter, famous for the purity and lucidity of her still-life compositions. In 1916 the American photographer and art gallery director Alfred Stieglitz (whom she married in 1924) became interested in her abstract drawings and exhibited them at his gallery in New York City and in other important institutions. O'Keeffe moved to New Mexico in 1949, and is best known for her large paintings of desert flowers and scenery, in which single blossoms or objects such as a cow's skull are presented in close-up views. ASIN: B00005ASQZ. View a clip from the video here [00:44]

Great Women Artists: Georgia O'Keeffe is a 45-minute video by Kultur Video which says: Georgia O'Keeffe was an American abstract painter, famous for the purity and lucidity of her still-life compositions. O'Keeffe moved to New Mexico in 1949, and is best known for her large paintings of desert flowers and scenery, in which single blossoms or objects such as a cow's skull are presented in close-up views."

Griots of Imagery: A Comment on the Art of Romare Bearden and Charles White. A presentation on the art of two Afro-American artists who are true African keepers of history and culture or "griots", based on the 1993 exhibition of Romare Bearden and Charles White. Bearden's art is based on his reflections concerning what he called "the prevalence of ritual" in African-American life. White's art reflects his concern with the struggle of Black Americans to transcend the vissicitudes of American life. c1993. 28 min. Video/C 5271. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Guest of Cindy Sherman. A feature length film by Paul H-O & Tom Donahue that focuses on the New York art scene.

Guy Rose: American Impressionist, by Robert Boudreaux, produced in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition in 1995 by The Oakland Museum of California and The Irvine Museum. The video is 26 minutes in length and is available from the sponsoring museums.

 

 

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