- How art made the world (DVD)
NX440 .H65 2006
This program encompasses everything from cave paintings to ceramics, pyramids to palaces, and probes the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secrets powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily and why we use imagery at all. This awe-inspiring adventure is not only for the art lovers but anyone who has ever wondered about their place in the world.
- Art 21: art in the twenty-first century (DVD)
N6512 .S63 2005
Meet diverse contemporary artists through revealing profiles that take viewers behind the scenes into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, sources of inspiration and creative processes.
- Gilbert's living with art (DVD)
N7477 .G55 2002
Introduction -- Living with art -- What is art ? -- Themes and purposes of art -- The vocabulary of art -- The visual elements -- Principles of design in -- Two-dimensional media -- Drawing -- Painting -- Prints -- The camera arts: photography, film and video -- Graphic design and illustration -- Three-dimensional media -- Sculpture -- Crafts -- Architecture -- Arts in time -- The Ancient Mediterranean Worlds -- Christianity and the Formation of Europe -- The Renaissance -- The 17th and 18th Centuries -- Arts of Islam and of Africa -- Arts of East Asia: India, China, and Japan -- Arts of the Pacific and of the Americas -- The Modern World: 1800-1945 -- Art since 1945 -- Art around the world.
- The history of Western art (DVD)
N6750 .H587 2001
This series presents a unique and masterly survey of the greatest achievements in the history of art from the medieval era to the post-impressionist world. This authoritative and thought-provoking series employs powerful graphic images to entertain and inform the student and the art lover. Spectacular landscapes set the backdrop for an emcompassing look at great moments in art history.
The programs focus on various artists highlighting the works of Giotto, Van Eyck, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Da Vinci and Holbein. Great works from Rembrandt, Rubens, Caravaggio and Bernini are also featured. The emphasis on pastoral themes emerges in the work of Hogarth, Gainsborough, Chardin and David. The Romantic movement features the works of Constable, Turner and Goya. Also featured is the revolutionary work of Cezanne, Seurat, Manet and Van Gogh.
- The great artists (DVD)
ND35 G73 2002
Disc 1: 1. Giotto -- 2. Leonardo da Vince -- Disc 2: 3. Dürer -- 4. Michelangelo -- 5. Raphael -- Disc 3: 6. Titian -- 7. Bruegel -- 8. El Greco -- Disc 4: 9. Rubens -- 10. Velàzquez -- 11. Rembrandt -- Disc 5: 12. Vermeer -- 13. Turner -- Van Gogh.
- The shock of the new (DVD)
N6447 .S56 2001
This provocative series on modern art picks up at the threshold of the 20th century. Includes interviews with, among others, Matisse, Picasso, and Dali.
- The power of art: Rothko (DVD)
ND237.R725 P69 2007
This program depicts Rothko's engagenment with timeless themes that dominated his thinking long after the mythic grandeur of Abstract Exporessionsim had yielded to the calculated banality of Pop. Host Simon Schama presents an impassioned study of Black on Maroon as well as compelling untitled works, the images enshrined at the Rothko Chapel, and other selections from the Seagram's project.
- The power of art: Bernini (DVD)
NB623.B5 P69 2007
Althrough rendered in stone, the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini convey a sense of weightlessness perhaps unequalled in the history of Western art . This program illustrates Bernini's nearly miraculous ability to turn marble into a vessel of rapture, both spiritual and sexual. With The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa as his principal focus, presenter Simon Schama examines numerous works by the prodigious artist--David, Apollo and Daphne, The Rape of Proserpina, Bust of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, Bust of Constanza Bonarelli, and more. Schama also addresses the failure of Bernini's bell tower at St. Peter's Basilica and recounts the fierce rivalries and amourous misadventures that shaped the sculptor's life and career.
- The power of art: Caravaggio (DVD)
ND623.C26 P69 2007
Backed by a Church struggling to connect with the faithful, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painted images imbued with physical immediacy and in-your-face drama. As this program shows, there was a trade-off: Caravaggio's biblical scenes frequently eschew, in the words of presenter Simon Schama, 'any vision of consolation or redemption.' Exploring the artist's humble origins, penchant for violence, and spiritual complexity, the program analyzes several major paintings--including The Calling of Saint Matthew, The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew, The Beheading of John the Baptist, and The Death of the Virgin Mary--with extensive commentary on the ominous David with the head of Goliath.
- The power of art: David (DVD)
ND553.D25 P69 2007
This program follows David's career from his early ambitions as a Prix de Rome scholar to the actions that defined him, morally and artistically, during the reigns of Robespierre and Napoleon. With the Death of Marat as its centerpriece, the program studies The Portrait of Monsieur Lavoisier and His Wife, The Oath of the Horatii, The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons, a self-portrait painted in prison, and other works.
- Cezanne in Provence (DVD)
ND553.C33 C49 2006
This program explores the link between the famous artist, Paul Cézanne, and his beloved home in Aix-en-Provence, France. Some of Cezanne's paintings are also shown.
- Little boy: the arts of Japan's exploding subculture (DVD)
NC1766.J3 A4 2005b
Little boy: plates and entries / edited by Takashi Murakami -- Earth in my window / Takashi Murakami -- Superflat trilogy: greetings, you are alive / Takashi Murakami -- Otaku talk / Toshio Okada and Kaichiro Morikawa, moderated by Takashi Murakami -- On the battlefield of "Superflat": subculture and art in postwar Japan / Noi Sawaragi -- Beyond the pleasure room to a chaotic street: transformations of cute subculture in the art of the Japanese nineties / Midori Matsui -- Introducing little boy / Alexandra Munroe -- Murakami's Manhattan project / Tom Eccles -- In the air / Katy Siegel.
- Chi-hwa-seon: Painted fire (DVD)
ND1069.C467 C55 2004
In a time of political and social unrest in 19th century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.
- Golub/Spero (DVD)
N72.S6 G65 2004
Features the award-winning Kartemquin documentary Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes and two films by Irene Sosa on the work of artist Nancy Spero, as well as an extensive gallery of their artistic works, film out-takes, and more. The DVD explores the process of making art , expresses the relationship between art , politics and society, and puts it all in a historical context.
- El Greco (DVD)
ND813.T4 S77 2003
Details El Greco's travels to Italy before settling in Toledo, Spain in the 1570's.
- Art city (DVD)
NX165 .A766 2002
Many artists use the pain, exhilaration and resolution of private desires to express themselves in their art . This documentary focuses on intense personalities who've used their art to explore the emotional impact, or dark humor of psychological truths. They discuss inspiration, aesthetic issues, the meaning of success, and how they overcame hardship to pursue a lifetime in art.
- Picasso: the man and his work (DVD)
N6853.P5 P53 2002
Starting in 1896, when he was only 15, this program traces Picasso's artistic development, exploring his work as a youth, from the Blue period to the Pink period and his first steps into Cubism in 1906. Then we discover the Chrysteline period where he went from analytical to synthetic Cubism until entering his Neoclassical period in 1918. Culminates with the painting of his masterpiece "Guernico" in 1937. Part of a two part series. Part II covers 1938-1973.
- Hommage a Chagall: les couleurs de l'amour (DVD)
N6999.C46 H66 2002
Portrait of Russian painter Marc Chagall, with photographs of over 100 of his paintings, murals and stained glass windows. Also includes interviews with the artist and his wife.
- Andy Warhol: a documentary film (DVD)
N6537.W28 .A63 2006
Through on-camera interviews and still and motion picture footage the entire length of Andy Warhol's career in art is explored from the 1940's until his death in 1987.
- The life and times of Frida Kahlo (DVD)
ND259.K33 L54 2005
Frida Kahlo was more than a great painter: her life and art reflected the maelstrom of the revolution and culture that defined the first half of the twentieth century. This film combines Kahlo's artwork with photos, archival films and interviews.
- Isamu Noguchi the sculpture of spaces (DVD)
NB237.N6 I74 2004
"One day I had a vision: I saw the Earth as sculpture." In this program, Isamu Noguchi speaks through archival film and audio recordings about sculpting space by using sculpture to redefine its own setting and by reshaping the landscape itself into a vast work of art . Noguchi biographer Dore Ashton and others who knew Noguchi provide insights into his life and personality. Landmarks such as the UNESCO gardens, Bayfront Park, the Expo '70 fountains, Black Slide Mantra, the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden, Moere Numa Park, and the artist's home in Mure, Japan, are featured, as are Water Stone, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art , and the stage sets he designed for Martha Graham.
- Frida (DVD)
ND259.K33 F74 2003
The life of artist Frida Kahlo, from her humble upbringing to her worldwide fame and controversy that surrounded both her and her husband, Diego Rivera.
- Relief printing (DVD)
NE850 .R53 2001
Introduces basic relief printmaking and the techniques, materials and tools used to produce relief prints.
- Women in allegory gender and sculpture in two cultures (VHS)
NB1936 .W66 2001
This program deconstructs the politically charged monuments from post-Revolutionary Paris and the ornamental temple sculptures from 11th-century Khajuraho while contrasting the allegorical meanings ascribed by Western and Eastern cultures. The societal perception of women as reflected by the art traditions of 19th-century France and of central India during the Chandela period is also examined.
- Pollock (DVD)
ND237.P73 P65 2001
Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York's 1940's art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country to marry, and soon, Pollock creates the work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America. But with fame and fortune comes a volatile temper and severe self-doubt; before long, Pollock's life threatens to explode.
- Jackson Pollock: love and death on Long Island (DVD)
ND237.P73 J32 2001
This documentary relates the life and work of Jackson Pollock, from his triumphant entry into the art world to his tragic death. Includes revealing interviews and archival footage by Lee Krasner, Pollock's wife, and Ed Harris, star of the film Pollock.