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"Had A Great Time, Wish You Could Have Been There" 1893 Chicago World's Fair The Columbian Exposition. (info from Museum of Wisconsin Art)
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Art of Gordon Parks Profiles Gordon Parks (b. 1912) and his multifaceted, lifelong career in the arts. Best known, as a photojournalist with LIFE magazine, Mr. Parks has documented the plight of the poor, the lives of the famous, and the looks of the fashion elite. 12-minute video. Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center Available through the Sullivan Video Library at The Speed Art Museum which holds a sizable collection of art-related videos available to educators at no charge. View a clip of this video here. [02:20]
Harding Black: An American Treasure features the San Antonio, TX master potter Harding Black. Available through KRLN/San Antonio.
Harry Callahan: Eleanor and Barbara. Of this 18 minute 1983 DVD National Film Network says: "This film documents Harry Callahan, one of the great masters of twentieth century photography. Known for his repertoire of subjects -- wife Eleanor, nature, the city -- he has produced a lifetime of work that continues to influence a generation...Recognized for the quiet elegance of his pictures, Callahan's consistent formalism and perceivable love for his subject has created numerous classic images that stand as hallmarks in the medium. Highlighted in the film is the extended portrait of Callahan's family, from the mid-1940's until the 1960's. Recalling their experiences are the photographer, as well as Eleanor, his principal subject, and Barbara, his daughter.. (available through Las Positas College Library)
Henry Ossawa Tanner traces the life of American painter Henry O. Tanner (1859--1937) and discusses the many difficulties he faced as a black artist. In 1893 he began painting African-American genre scenes and then specialized in biblical subjects. 12-minute video.  "From 19th-century America to the salons and ateliers of turn-of-the-century Paris, Henry Ossawa Tanner overcame obstacles of race and art to become one of the greatest American painters of his time. This captivating video, narrated by Julian Bond, features Tanner's paintings, personal photographs, original music, and rare footage of the artist in Paris in the 1930s. The program brings Tanner to life, celebrating his achievement, his courage, and his humanity. It was produced by the Tanner Film Group, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Recommended for art history, social studies, and African-American studies classes "
Highwaymen: Florida's Outsider Artists, The is a 58 minute story of a group of young, untrained African-American landscape painters that emerged from the small central Florida town of Fort Pierce in the late 50s and early 60s. Segregation and racist attitudes of the time prevented them from working with traditional art galleries. Instead, they traveled throughout the state selling their paintings out of the trunks of their cars. The Highwaymen had no pretensions about their art. They saw themselves as craftsmen, painting pictures strictly to earn a living. They mainly painted Florida back-country scenes -- coastal savannahs, hardwood hammocks, lonely tannin-stained rivers... expansive skies, capacious clouds, using bold strokes of dramatic colors. Theirs is an inspirational story of ingenuity and entrepreneurship, and ultimately, of perseverance in the face of societal limitations.
Historic Artists of the Pikes Peak Region is a 90 minute video produced, written and directed by Jim Sawatzki, in association with The Pikes Peak Arts Council & the Smokebrush Foundation. A 9 minute online video presentation is presented on the website.
Hockney at the Tate Features the art of David Hockney. 55 minutes (collection of Joslyn Art Museum)
Hockney: Portrait of an Artist Features the art of David Hockney. 55 minutes (collection of Joslyn Art Museum)
Homage to Eadweard Muybridge. Special feature accompanying the DVD Movies Begin, A Treasury of Early Cinema, 1894-1914; 1. 1994. DVD 1096. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Hoosiers Abroad: The Munich Paintings of Adams, Forsyth, Richards and Steele (video produced by Indianapolis Museum of Art)
Hopper's Silence. A documentary on American painter Edward Hopper that brings together rare footage of the artist, a filmed interview, comments by his friends, and his thoughts as expressed in letters to the filmmaker. 1980. 46 min. Phoenix Film and Video says "Look at one of Edward Hopper's paintings and you feel an immediate emotional response. His sense of light and shadow, of composition, of human drama are remarkable. Brian O'Doherty, a good friend of Hopper's, has compiled extraordinary archival footage and blended it with interviews, insights and the paintings themselves to create an exquisite portrait of this quiet artist and his world. Screenplay and direction by Brian O'Doherty Video/." C MM5. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley. View a clip of this video here. [01:40]
Horace Bristol: Photojournalist presents a brief overview of the life and work of photojournalist, Horace Bristol. Bristol's work began in the 1930s with Life and Fortune magazine, and evolved to encompass his many travels and his documentation of California workers which inspired John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. 1989, 16 minutes (text courtesy Georgia Museum of Art)
Horace Pippin: There Will Be Peace Observes the work of Horace Pippin (1888--1946), a self-taught African-American artist whose paintings reflected his own life and concerns. 28-minute video
House of Memories, an original video production of W.A. Christenberry Jr.'s life and work noted at The Art of Family: The Christenberrys (10/18/00)
How to Look at a Painting Presents museum educator Nancy Berry teaching how to look at a painting, observe its details, and describe them. 12-minute video. Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center
Hudson River and its Painters, The is a 57 minute 1988 video from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Series released by Home Vision Entertainment. The mid-nineteenth century saw the growth of America's first native school of landscape painters, artists inspired by the compelling beauty of the Hudson River Valley, who portrayed this and other romantic wilderness areas with an almost mystical reverence. This 57 minute video explores the life and work of the major artists of what came to be known as the Hudson River School -- Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt, John Kensett, Jasper Cropsey, Worthington Whittredge, Sanford Gifford, and George Inness. Although its members traveled widely, the growth and development of the school were centered around New York City, and its success reflected the ambitions of the youthful American nation. It presents more than 200 paintings, prints and photographs of the period and juxtaposes them with dramatic location photography of the Hudson River area. The Hudson Company in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hudson River and its Painters, The is available through the Sullivan Video Library at The Speed Art Museum which holds a sizable collection of art-related videos available to educators at no charge.
Hudson River Journeys. This video is a 2004 American Public Television exploration of "America's first river," through the eyes of artist Len Tantillo and folk singer Pete Seeger. History comes alive through Tantillo's detailed paintings, and those of 19th-century Hudson River School painters who helped shape the mythos of the American landscape. Hudson River Journeys is an intimate view into the mystique of the river. The program presents a breathtaking look at the Hudson today, celebrating its natural splendor through beautiful scenic vistas captured during each of the four seasons. The documentary is a passionate look at the dedicated people who have made the Hudson River what it is today, and those who are striving to preserve it for the future. (text courtesy of American Public Television)
Hungry Eye: Walker Evans, The. Films Media Group says of this 15 minute video from 2000: "The stark, deceptively simple photographs of Walker Evans have become a part of America's collective memory, forever capturing the places and faces of times long gone. In this program, NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez outlines Evans' life while talking with Jeff Rosenheim, curator of photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Evans' close friend William Christenberry, about the late photographer's approach to his art, his collaboration with writer James Agee on Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, his love of advertising signage, and other topics."
Hyper-Realist Sculpture: Duane Hanson/John DeAndrea. This 28 mlnute 2001 Paul Tschinkel program looks at two artists who have helped define the hyper-realist style of sculpture. Duane Hanson works from casts to create figures that are startlingly convincing. His subjects are everyday people who reflect Hanson's interest In the "common denominators" of life. John DeAndrea's supremely accurate nude figures carry on a fascination with the human form that dates back to the ancient Greeks. A Hanson retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and a DeAndrea exhibition at the OK Harris Gallery In Soho are featured. From the ART/new york series.
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