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Ida Applebroog, (c) 1992, running time: 28 minutes. Program 36 from Art/New York, which says of this video: "This program features the work of Ida Applebroog at the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City. Applebroog paints stark images of everyday people engaged in the ordinary and often painful and trying business of survival in the 90's. She uses generic images, multiple canvases and unusual techniques to create unique and powerfully haunting work. Interviews are with IDA APPLEBROOG, ELIZABETH HESS, art critic for the Village Voice and RONALD FELDMAN, her dealer."
Important Information Inside: John F. Peto and the Idea of Still-Life Painting is a 28 minute National Gallery of Art video which "Explores Peto's art in the context of his native Philadelphia and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he trained. Live footage shows the artist's home and studio in Island Heights, New Jersey. Peto's studio is much the same today as during the artist's life; it expresses the artist's temperament in its design and in his collections of objects--the very forms found in his paintings." This program is available in the DVD collection: American Art, 17851926: Seven Artist Profiles.This DVD is lent free of charge through the National Gallery of Art's Division of Education (go to NGA Loan Materials) Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center.
Impressions of California: Currents in Art 1850-1930. The Irvine Museum collaborated in the filming of this KOCE public television documentary video, produced by Paul Bockhorst, consisting of four 1/2 hour television programs totaling 112 minutes. Available through the Irvine Museum. The Wildling Museum says: "This landmark public television series, produced by KOCE TV Foundation in 1996, documents the story of California art from statehood in 1850 to the beginning of the Depression in 1930. The narration, illustrated by original works of art from many California museums, features interviews with respected art historians, Bill Gerdts, Wanda Corn, Harvey Jones, and Jean Stern among others. Each program lasts 28 minutes. Part I: Awakening in the North traces the development of art communities in San Francisco and Monterey; Part II: The Rise of Impressionism in Southern California reviews the coloristic explorations of the "plein air" painters of the early 20th century; Part III: Early Art in Laguna Beach and San Diego describes the art colonies in these two southern California coastal cities and the unique brand of impressionism practiced by artists William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Anna Hills, Joseph Kleitsch, Maurice Braun and others; Part IV: Beyond Impressionism, documents the more subjective and expressive styles of "progressive" artists throughout the State who were influenced by Post-Impressionism in the first decades of the 20th century: The Society of the Six in Oakland, Maynard Dixon in SF, Henrietta Shore and Donna Schuster in Los Angeles, among many."
Indiana Murals of Thomas Hart Benton: Visions of the Past, Lessons for the Present and Treasures for the Future, The. Presents the story of the murals painted by Thomas Hart Benton (depicting the history of the state of Indiana from the early Native Americans until the 1930s) from their creation for the World's Fair of 1933 to a major restoration in the 1990s. Includes commentary by art historians and museum curators. c2001. 41 min. Video/C 9353. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Infinite Shades of Gray A video from Silver Eye Center for Photography about Japanese American photographer Toyo Miyatake that documents his own incarceration in Manzanar, with more than 10,000 Japanese Americans who were imprisoned in this remote desert facility on U.S. soil during World War II.
Influences and Abberations of the African-American Visual Artist (video produced by Indianapolis Museum of Art)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists Captures the essence of the Impressionist movement in America, a pivotal period in American art from 1880--1915. With the pace of life quickening at the end of the nineteenth century, painters were seeking new ways to look at and preserve traditional American scenes that were rapidly disappearing--stone fences, open countryside, picturesque settings. These tranquil images were painted outside, in open air. The program features some of the finest Impressionist paintings created during this period and travels to favored locales that inspired the artists' work. It explores the influence of the French Impressionists and reveals how the American painters developed their own painting styles. 28-minute video.
Installing Indiana, by documentary filmmaker Dale Schierholt, explains the installation of the 2009 exhibition Robert Indiana and the Star of Hope at the Farnsworth Art Museum. The Museum says: "This is a unique opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes process of assembling a major art exhibition. Interviews with the Farnsworth curatorial staff, combined with footage of the installation in progress, illustrate the logistical and the physical hurdles of mounting the exhibition."
Interview with Caleb O'Conner, February 3, 2012, While painting a mural commission for the new Federal Courthouse building in Tuscaloosa artist Caleb O'Connor witnessed the April 27, 2011 tornado.. In this interview with the Museum of Fine Arts O'Connor shares his approach to creating this large-scale project, his personal experience of the tornado and its aftermath, and the process of adding tornado imagery to the mural. For further information please contact The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
In the American Grain Exhibition Opening Lecture (video produced by Indianapolis Museum of Art)
In the Realms of the Unreal: The Mystery of Henry Darger. Presents a haunting portrait of Henry Darger, a reclusive janitor by day and a visionary artist by night. He spent his childhood in an Illinois asylum and led a quiet, nearly solitary existence as a adult, but his imaginary life was exciting and colorful. When he died in Chicago in 1973, his landlady discovered in his room 300 paintings some over 10 feet long, and a 15,000 page illustrated novel, "The realms of the unreal." A film by Jessica Yu. 82 min. 2004. DVD 4057. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley. Click here or here to view a trailer for the film. [02:21].
"Investigating an International Treasure: The Diaries of Panorama Painter F.W. Heine." International Symposium (info from Museum of Wisconsin Art)
I Only Want to Paint is a documentary about Pop artist Tom Wesselmann filmed in 2010. The DVD is available through Galerie Klaus Benden.
Irving Norman: To Whom It May Concern is a 27-minute documentary film by Susan Friedman.
Isabel Bishop: Portrait of an Artist. The master of romantic realism who captured on canvas the world of New York -- the hobos, shop girls, the weary day-to-day existence of life in the city, all painted from the perspective of her studio in Union Square. This 26 minute program brings to light one of America's true masters in a unique pairing of the artist at work and scenes recreating her most important paintings.
Isamu Noguchi.(Portrait of an Artist) Follows the twentieth-century Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi around the world for more than a year filming his global artistic adventures. Examines his early life in Japan and his education in the United States which formed a fusion between East and West and fostered the universality of his creative efforts. c1980. 55 min. Video/C 6321 Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper is a 56 minute DVD described by the Japanese American National Museum as follows: "This video appeared in the National Museum's 2004 exhibition Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics. It is a timeless retrospective on the life and career of Isamu Noguchi, whose bi-national heritage sent him back and forth between Japan and America seeking a new artistic synthesis... He started his career in Paris as Constantin Brancusi's apprentice. He made his name in New York. And, after World War II, he brought a fresh modernist wind to Japan, putting his mark on Japanese ceramics, gardens, and paper lanterns. His late masterworks -- rough stone monoliths that echo both Brancusi and the Zen garden of Ryoanji -- marry East and West in an absolutely original way." Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Isamu Noguchi: The Sculpture of Spaces is a 53 minute DVD described by the Japanese American National Museum as follows: "Isamu Noguchi often said that the space around a thing is as important as the thing itself. This classic program shows Noguchi turning landscapes into participatory works of art as it follows in dramatic detail the struggle to bring his ideas to fruition at Miami's Bayfront Park and at Moere Numa Park, outside Sapporo... His austere sets for Martha Graham, which helped define modern dance, and his UNESCO garden in Paris, which shaped earth, water, and greenery into a series of multisensory surprises, are featured as well. A brilliant glimpse of an artist at work."
I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin Documents the life and work of African-American painter Horace Pippin (1888-1946). Traces his childhood interest in drawing. During service in World War I, Pippin painted combat scenes as well as portraits of fellow soldiers. 24-minute video. Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center
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