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Ralph Gibson: Photographer/Book Artist is a 2002 28-minute video. For more than thirty years Ralph Gibson has served as one of the few truly independent forces within the art of photography. In this video biography, Gibson discusses his life and is forthcoming about what, why and how he shoots, the editorial decisions that dictate the laying out and putting together of his books, and the crucial point when he knows if a body of work is or is not complete. A Checkerboard Library Film.
Raymond's Portrait: the Life and Art of Raymond Hu is a half-hour documentary that profiles the life and art of 19-year-old artist Raymond Hu. The documentary traces the personal and artistic development of this unique painter, including his difficult but ultimately rewarding experience as one of the first full-inclusion students at San Ramon Valley High School. Raymond's perspective on the challenges of growing up with Down syndrome provides a context for the powerful emotional impact of his haunting animal portraits. Through interviews with Raymond, his family, and his art teacher Lampo Leong, as well as depiction of his daily activities at school and at leisure, Raymond's sensitivity, humor, and fierce passion for life emerge on screen. Raymond's Portrait introduces us to a remarkable young man. Produced by award-winning TV producer Donald Young, the documentary was first aired on KCSM-TV60, San Mateo, Calif. on May 28, 1997. It was very well received in the San Francisco bay area and may be released nationally. The documentary has won the CINE Golden Eagle Award, the Bronze Apple from the National Educational Media Network, and First Place in Television Programming from the Peninsula Press Club. Available from the Educational Distribution service of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) which has distributed high quality works by and about Asians and Asian Pacific Americans, since 1986, to educational institutions, libraries, community organizations, government agencies, film and art centers, and television.
Realism in Twentieth-Century American Painting. 60 minutes, filmed in 1991. www.madisonartshop.com says: "Always a strong artistic current in the U.S., Realism has kept pace with the times, first as Regionalism and Social Realism -- which defined early Modernism -- and then reemerging as contemporary photo-realism.This program examines: Grant Wood's American Gothic (1930), from The Art Institute of Chicago, Georgia O'Keeffe's The White Calico Flower (1931), from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Reginald Marsh's Twenty Cent Movie (1931), from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Edward Hopper's Nighthawks (1942), from The Art Institute of Chicago, Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World (1948), from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Richard Estes' Ansonia (1977), from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York..."
Real World of Andrew Wyeth Features the art of Andrew Wyeth. 69 minutes (collection of Joslyn Art Museum)
Red Grooms and "Fat Feet" 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. Red Grooms, painter, pop multi-media artist and filmmaker, talks about his new films and art work. Two films, "Washington's wig whammed" and "Fat feet" are included. The first film is an animated joke about sending a letter. Washington, pictured on the stamp, is cancelled and flips his wig. The second film "Fat feet," combining animation with live films, is a pop art view of life in the big city complete with firefighting episode and various street scenes. (description from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.)
Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hothouse is a 21 minute 1986 video, directed by Thomas L. Neff, received an Academy Award nomination in 1986 for Best Documentary Short. Barbara Haskell, curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, offers insight into Grooms's pieces and their place within twentieth century art. Google Video says:""Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hothouse" A colorful look at the life and work of an innovative artist, Red Grooms, as he sketches people, and conducts a tour through the two-and three-dimensional walk-in works he calls 'Picto-Sculptoramas'. "This film provides a playful and often surprising perspective on the artist and inspirational sources, brilliantly reflecting the humor and humanism prevalent in his work" View a promotional clip for the video here. [00:24]
Red Grooms Talks about Dali Salad 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.. As a Pop artist, Red Grooms has always been fascinated with the ordinary and the everyday. In the artwork Dali Salad, he used paper, vinyl, aluminum, wood, steel, plastic, and even Ping-Pong balls to create a lively and humorous portrait of Salvador Dali, a Surrealist painter whom Grooms describes as having "both exploited and been exploited in the print field. "A behind-the-scenes look at the production process shows how Grooms's three-dimensional print was made -- from the conception of the salad motif to the actual printing and assemblage of the work at the Minneapolis-based printmaking studio Vermillion Editions. 4 minute video from The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Related video is Red Grooms and "Fat Feet". View the video here. [04:09]
R.E.M. 5 minutes. "Low," created by Athens filmmaker Jim Herbert, brings to life the Georgia Museum of Art's painting La Confidence by Elizabeth Jane Gardner. (text courtesy Georgia Museum of Art)
Remembering Edward Weston. Presents a profile of the life and work of the famed American photographer Edward Weston. His close friends and family talk about his early years in California, the critical trip to Mexico, the significant time spent in New Mexico, his spartan way of living, his first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art and the project prints completed late in his life. Originally produced: Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, c1992. 30 min. Video/C 8707. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Remington and AVA: American Art is a 60 minute video from Mastervision and narrated by Arthur Godfrey. Frederic Remington immortalized the wild west in his paintings and sculptures, capturing for all time the intimate drama of the unbridled American spirit. The spirit of Remington lives on in the contemporary frontiers of American art, here paired on video with AVA, the prestigious Awards in the Visual Arts.
Richard Avedon, Darkness and Light profiles American photographer Richard Avedon (b.1923) through interweaving extensive interviews with himself, his family, friends, and clients. Includes photographs from every phase of his career 87-minute video. Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center "He is one of the most influential and innovative photographers in the fashion industry and one of the first to elevate his craft into a true art, dominated more by the artist's vision than the subject itself. This documentary tells his story. With an eclectic blend of biographical information, his work, and his commentary upon it, the film tells his story in a non-linear way. Highlights include his description of how he got a teen-age Natassja Kinski to pose naked with a large python crawling across her body and his memory of the night Marilyn Monroe came to his place and danced for hours while he photographed." from Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide. View a preview of the video here and here [01:46]
Richard Mayhew: Spiritual Landscapes is a 28 minute L&S video created and produced by Linda Freeman and witten and directed by David Irving. Richard Mayhew paints landscapes. These images have taken root within the the artist's inner spirit and are expressed through oil paint on canvas and watercolor on paper. The landscapes never depict a specific place, but capture a poetic feeling about the land. Are they abstracts? Are they impressions? Are they expressions? Are they landscapes? Only you the viewer, in concert with the artist, can say for sure. ISBN 1-882660-15-3
Richard Prince. Prince speaks about experiences that influenced his art, which appropriates images from commercial advertising and travelogues and accentuates their rhetoric. 199?. 7 min. Video/C 4666. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley. Note: Google Video contains several videos on the artist including a 4-part Art Talk! video from VBS.TV. View Part 1 [03:49]
Robert Colescott - An American Original, (c) 1993, running time: 28 minutes. DVD. Program 39 from Art/New York, which says of this video: "This program presents the fascinating paintings of Robert Colescott. Race relations, sex, socio-economic status, historical events and other highly charged topics fill Colescott's canvases. Seen is a show at the Phyllis Kind Gallery and included is an interview in which Colescott discusses his work and the forty plus years in the art world. LOWERY SIMS, associate curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and PHYLLIS KIND, Colescott's dealer, talk about the artist's masterful and controversial art."
Robert Colescott: The One-Two Punch is a 28 minute L&S video created and produced by Linda Freeman and written and directed by David Irving. An award-winning artist of incredible strength, color and dramatic palette, Robert Colescott paints with humor, irony and sarcasm about racial and gender stereotypes. His story compels us to open our minds. 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.
Robert Henri and the Art Spirit is a 1990 28-minute video from EPN. Also see "The Art Spirit: Notes, Articles, Fragments of Letters and Talks to Students, Bearing on the ... " by Robert Henri. Choose a Google full view books search, enter the artist's full name plus the word "artist" and then when the search results are retrieved click on "The Art Spirit: Notes, Articles, Fragments of Letters and Talks to Students, Bearing on the ... " to read sections of the book.
Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius is a 60-minute 1999 PBS / American Masters series video narrated by actor Dennis Hopper. Celebrates the life and work of American painter Robert Rauschenberg. As guru of the movement that transformed modern art Robert Rauschenberg is the ideal focus for an exploration of the revolution that has taken place in American art over the past 45 years...the revolution that he initiated. A rich mixture of visual images and engaging commentary examines the life of this revolutionary American painter. 1999. 57 min. DVD 4436; also VHS Video/C 6328. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Robert Rauschenberg: Man At Work. 57 minutes, filmed in 1997. Rauschenberg's "groundbreaking works, at times combining painting, sculpture and household items, were a major influence on the Pop Art schools. Filmed on location at his Florida island home, this documentary presents Rauschenberg discussing his art and his friendships with such notables s John Cage and Jasper Johns, and also offers the first look in its entirety at his 790-foot-long '1/4 Mile Piece.'" quoe from turnerclassic.moviesunlimited.com. DVD. A look at Robert Rauschenberg, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. For the last fifty years his art has encompassed all manner of experimentation and a vast array of media, including silkscreen, printmaking, photography, and current technologies. His collaborations with Merce Cunningham, John Cage, and Trisha Brown have greatly influenced contemporary dance and performance. The highlight of this program is Rauschenberg's autobiographical work, the multi-paneled 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece, begun in 1981, seen here for the first time in its entirety. c1997. 58 min. Video/C 5997. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley. Tower Video Title Note: "Multimedia pioneer Robert Rauschenberg is celebrated in this fifty minute video, featuring a glimpse at his monumental, multi-paneled "1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece." His stunning combinations of sculpture, painting and printmaking have influenced and fascinated generations of artists since he was first celebrated more than fifty years ago." Distributor Notes: "One of the most influential American artists of this century, Robert Rauschenberg possesses an indefatigable zeal for fusing real life with art. For the last fifty years, his art has encompassed all manner of experimentation and a vast array of media, including silk screening, printmaking and photography. The highlight of this program is Rauschenberg's autobiographical work, the multi-paneled "The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece." Seen for the first time in its entirety, this monumental work-in-progress exemplifies the originality and genius of an artist always ahead of his time." Source: Image Entertainment, Inc. View a video segment of the same name here. [04:00] and a second part here [04:25]
Robert Rauschenberg: Retrospective. 45 minutes, color.Film by Michael Blackwood Productions "Robert Rauschenberg's art embodies the life-embracing and participatory spirit that characterizes much of American art since the 1950s. Rauschenberg recalls the valuable contacts he made at Black Mountain College, particularly with choreographer Merce Cunningham and composer John Cage, who both had a decisive influence on his thinking....Rauschenberg's active involvement with life carries over into his painting. The combine-painting of the 1950s integrated two- and three-dimensional elements and inhabited both wall and floor space. These assemblages included discarded thrift shop-type objects such as automobile tires, stuffed birds, doors, and electric light fixtures, as well as the two-dimensional painterly surfaces reminiscent of Abstract Expressionism. This intense injection of real objects into his work was translated into another medium in the early 1960s: silkscreen painting. Robert Rauschenberg: Retrospective includes important examples of the artist's diverse and extraordinary accomplishments, tracing his development from his student years and his earliest experiments to a retrospective of his work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York." (quotes from http://www.michaelblackwoodproductions.com)
Rockwell Kent is a documentary film written, directed, and produced by Frederick Lewis. He won an Emmy for a documentary film on the Boston Marathon. Lewis is an Associate Professor & Sequence Director for Video Production at the Ohio University School of Telecommunications. The film DVD is available for $45 directly from Lewis. Click here or email him for details: firstname.lastname@example.org. A 2:39 You Tube video may be seen here. Edward Hopper and Rockwell Kent once attended art school together. In their prime, Hopper retreated to Cape Cod to paint, Rockwell Kent ventured out into the far north and Tierra del Fuego as an artist, writer, and adventurer. He made waves voicing his concern for social justice. Rockwell Kent also had a disappointing ability to control his conduct in his personal life, which Lewis was circumspect in covering in deference to the requests of Kent family. View a preview of the video here [02:39]
Romare Bearden: Visual Jazz Reveals the work of American artist Romare Bearden (1914--1988) as he creates a collage and describes his approach: first, creating abstract relations of form and color, then adding specific imagery to produce feeling. Musician Wynton Marsalis compares the way Bearden translated experience to the jazz musician's technique of improvisation. Although Bearden loved music, there were many other influences on his art which showed a combination of rural and urban experiences and which employed many different styles. 28-minute L&S video. 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.
Roots of California Photography: the Monterey Legacy, The is a 56-minute DVD. Ventana Productions says the film "chronicles the important photographic heritage of this region and pays tribute to some of the most important men and women in American photography, masters whose creative and technical visions changed the way the world views photographic art. Photographers included are Ansel Adams, Edward, Brett and Cole Weston, Wynn and Edna Bullock, Morley Baer, Henry Gilpin, Richard Garrod, Al Weber, Sonya Noskowiak, Margrethe Mather, and John Sexton, among others." The film was narrated by Jack Lemmon and produced by the Monterey Museum of Art and The University of California, Santa Cruz Extension, Art & Design Department, The script was written by Steve Hauk and the film was directed by Steven Rosen and Terri De Bono of Mac and Ava Motion Pictures. The Wildling Museum says:"This is a 56 minute documentary, produced by the Monterey Museum of Art in association with the University of California, Santa Cruz, about the inspiring photographers who made Monterey their home: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Margrethe Mather among others."
Roy Lichtenstein. A rare Interview with the influential American artist Roy Lichtensteln. one of Pop Art's pioneers. Lichtenstein talks In a 55 minute interview about his current work, the Pop explosion and the history of Westem Art. VHS/ DVD. Note: Google Video has links to about 120 videos concerning this artist.
Roy Lichtenstein: The Art of the Graphic Image is a 25 minute National Gallery of Art video. "Renowned pop artist Roy Lichtenstein discusses his printmaking career over the course of two decades. This is an intimate glimpse of the artist at work, both in his own studios and at two of the most innovative printmaking workshops in the United States-Gemini G.E.L., California, and Tyler Graphics Ltd., New York." This DVD is lent free of charge through the National Gallery of Art's Division of Education (go to NGA Loan Materials) Note: Google Video has links to about 120 videos concerning this artist.
Roy Lichtenstein (Portrait of an Artist) is a 49 minute video directed by Chris Hunt and produced in 1991 by Iambic Productions for RM Arts; London Weekend Television; RM Arts. The artist talks about his use of cartoon images, his homage to art history, and his magnified brush strokes theme. Studio: Image Entertainment, Inc. DVD Release Date: December 26, 2000. Distributor Notes: "A rare interview with the late, influential American artist Roy Lichtenstein, one of Pop Art's pioneers, highlight this fascinating profile. Some 30 years after his ground-breaking paintings first appeared--both shocking and delighting--the same works fetch record prices. But Lichtenstein's reputation did not depend on his past, as he painted steadily throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s until his death in 1997. The breadth and depth of his work has confirmed his position as one of the world's foremost artists and this program examines Lichtenstein's long and unique career." Source: Image Entertainment, Inc. Note: Google Video has links to about 120 videos concerning this artist.
Roy Lichtenstein: Reflections. In this 30 minute 1993 program Roy Lichtenstein offers exciting insights into the artistic process and the source of inspiration. "Pop Art draws upon the style and imagery of advertising and popular culture to challenge our preconceptions about the nature of art itself. This video features one of the great pop artists of our time, discussing his work, his artistic process and the sources of his inspiration." (video available through Checkerboard Film Foundation, quote from Checkerboard Film Foundation) Note: Google Video has links to about 120 videos concerning this artist.
Roy Lichtenstein: Tokyo Brushstrokes. A comprehensive 30 minute 1994 Mark Trottenberg documentation of a major public sculpture by pop art master Roy Uchtenstein. Starting from a collection of brushstrokes created for collages, Lichtenstein selects images, makes models and works with architects and other artists to create a unique "brushstroke sculpture" in Tokyo. "This video offers comprehensive documentation on a major public sculpture by the Pop master, Roy Lichtenstein. Just as he drew inspiration from cartoons and advertising to produce some of the most indelible images in contemporary painting, Lichtenstein became intrigued by a brushstroke he saw in a cartoon as a "symbol" of painting. He started "brushstroke paintings" in 1965, and he has been making sculptures since the late 1960's, but only in the 1980's has he embarked on a series of "monumental brushstroke sculptures" which have become public works in Paris, Barcelona and in 1994, Tokyo." (video available through Checkerboard Film Foundation, quote from Checkerboard Film Foundation) Note: Google Video has links to about 120 videos concerning this artist.
Ruth Asawa: Of Forms and Growth is a 26 minute DVD by Robert Snyder. "Academy award-winning director, Robert Snyder, takes an intimate look at San Francisco artist, Ruth Asawa. As one of America's most important women artists, Ruth Asawa produced a body of work celebrating the richness and beauty of everyday life through the use of graceful and intricate forms. Hear about the intensity and sensitivity that pervades her life and her views on art, growth and life itself." Description courtesy of Japanese American National Museum.
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