Alice Neel [DVD]

Alice Neel [DVD]

Arthouse Films

Portrait painter Alice Neel was a self-described collector of souls who recorded her sitters on canvas through six decades of the 20th century, among them Andy Warhol, Bella Abzug, Allen Ginsberg and Annie Sprinkle.

Neel always sought the "authentic," moving from Greenwhich Village to Spanish Harlem just as...

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Architectures Series 1 [DVD]

Architectures Series 1 [DVD]

Illuminations Media

Architectures presents a privileged and unprecedented look at the work of superstar architects and some of their most brilliant creations.

Architectures is devised by Richard Copans and Stan Neumann. Co-produced by the European public television channel ARTE France, Les Films d'Ici; Centre Pompidou;...

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Architectures Series 2 [DVD]

Architectures Series 2 [DVD]

Illuminations Media

Architectures presents a privileged and unprecedented look at the work of superstar architects and some of their most brilliant creations.

Architectures is devised by Richard Copans and Stan Neumann. Co-produced by the European public television channel ARTE France, Les Films d'Ici; Centre Pompidou;...

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Art in The 21st Century: Balance

Art in The 21st Century: Balance

Illuminations Media

In what ways can art convey equilibrium or disquilibrium? What is reality? How do artists perceive and express it?

Balance features the American artist Sarah Sze, English painter Rackstraw Downes, and American minimalist Robert Mangold.  Sze creates massive but intricate works that are...

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Art in The 21st Century: Change

Art in The 21st Century: Change

Illuminations Media

Change features the works of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, American photographer Catherine Opie, and Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui in a look at how these artists represent themes of change.  

The episode follows Catherine Opie during photo shoots of scenery and people while she explains how...

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Art in The 21st Century: Compassion

Art in The 21st Century: Compassion

Illuminations Media

Can art temper our most destructive impulses? What role does empathy play in contemporary art?

Art21 documentary Compassion navigates our emotional and ethical connection with art through the works of artists Doris Salcedo, Carrie Mae Weems and William...

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Art in The 21st Century: Consumption

Art in The 21st Century: Consumption

Illuminations Media

Consumerism pervades American culture, it dominates all aspects of American life, including the work of the country's artists.

Consumption explores artists respond to the pevasiness of consumerism through five artists, including Barbara Kruger, Michael Ray Charles, Matthew...

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Art in The 21st Century: Identity

Art in The 21st Century: Identity

Illuminations Media

Identity examines the works and artisitc processes of artist Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin and Louise Bourgeois.

It is an exploration of identity, stereotyping, self-awareness, and the familliar versus the foreign. The episode features a whimsical collaborative sketch between...

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Art in The 21st Century: Protest

Art in The 21st Century: Protest

Illuminations Media

Protest explores how themes of war, anguish, and desensitization are represented through the artwork of Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar, An-My Lê, and Nancy Spero.

Jenny Holzer utilizes text and projections in her artwork to convey emotional themes, including hardship and...

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Art in The 21st Century: Structures

Art in The 21st Century: Structures

Illuminations Media

How do we organise life? What are the ways in which we capture knowledge and attempt greater understanding? The Art21 documentary Structuresexplores these questions in the work of the artists Roni Horn, Matthew Ritchie, Fred Wilson and Richard Tuttle, concluding with an original video artwork byTeresa...

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Art in The 21st Century: Systems

Art in The 21st Century: Systems

Illuminations Media

How are we to understand our ever increasingly complex society? What new ways of thinking and visualisions do artists construct;and why do we find comfort in some systems while rebelling against others?

Systems explores these questions in the work of the artists John Baldessari, Julie...

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Art in The 21st Century: Time

Art in The 21st Century: Time

Illuminations Media

How do art and artists relate to temporality? Is art, can art, be timeless? How does art relate to our own experience of temporality? Time features the work of Martin Puryear, Paul Pfeiffer, Vija Celmins, and Tim Hawkinson.

Martin Puryear is a sculptor whose minimalist works incorprate a range of...

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Art Lives: Andreas Gursky [DVD]

Art Lives: Andreas Gursky [DVD]

Arthaus Musik

Gursky is a German visual artist known for his enormous architecture and landscape colour photographs. Often likened to paintings, his photographs reflect a fascination with the ways people live in the world and how their existence impacts their surroundings.

Filmmaker, Jan Schmidt-Garre, accompanied...

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Art Lives: Andy Warhol [DVD]

Art Lives: Andy Warhol [DVD]

Arthaus Musik

This comprehensive profile of Andy Warhol was produced and directed by Kim Evans in 1987, the same year that the artist died. Originally shown in The South Bank Show and introduced by Melvyn Bragg, the film is one of the first (and best) documentaries about the whole life and career of the twentieth century’s most recognisable artist. At the heart of...

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Art Lives: Bauhaus [DVD]

Art Lives: Bauhaus [DVD]

Arthaus Musik

Bauhaus was an innovative art school designed out of the dreams of architect Walter Gropius. Gropius wanted to develop 'a visual science', and from this idea he created perhaps the 20th century’s most influential art school.

This film memoir of Bauhaus includes contributions from both former students and historians, a strong selection of artworks as well as archival footage including...

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Art Lives: Diego Velázquez [DVD]

Art Lives: Diego Velázquez [DVD]

Illuminations Media

This resplendent 1991 film, directed by Didier Baussy-Oulianoff, begins at the opening of a major show of Diego Velazquez’ work at the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

The camera follows the enormous queue of gallery-goers waiting for the show to open, immediately confronting the viewer with...

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Art Lives: Donatello [DVD]

Art Lives: Donatello [DVD]

Illuminations Media

Donatello created modernity’s first life-size, freestanding
sculpture. His bronze David was a masterpiece of the early Italian Renaissance.

Familiar with classical art, he enriched sculpture with individual expression, becoming an artist much in demand. He worked for the Quattrocento’s most powerful patrons,...

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Art Lives: Edouard Manet [DVD]

Art Lives: Edouard Manet [DVD]

Illuminations Media

Édouard Manet was a French painter and, as one of the first nineteenth century artists to approach modern-life subjects, he was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. 

His early masterworks The Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia engendered great controversy, and served...

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Art Lives: Francisco de Goya [DVD]

Art Lives: Francisco de Goya [DVD]

Illuminations Media

Francisco de Goya was certainly the most relentless chronicler of his epoch.

As a court painter, satirist, war reporter and topographer of the inner self, he created an incredibly varied oeuvre over the course of his life which, in its radical approach, was very much ahead of its...

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Art Lives: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec [DVD]

Art Lives: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec [DVD]

Arthaus Musik

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec is the great chronicler of the Belle Epoque and Montmartre's nightclub district in Paris. Close to his motifs, the dwarfish son of a wealthy aristocrat led his short, excessive life as an artist.

Using both placards and lithographs he depicted the debauched world of cabarets and brothels using only minimal lines and...

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Art Lives: Jackson Pollock [DVD]

Art Lives: Jackson Pollock [DVD]

Arthaus Musik

Time Magazine mockingly described one of America's most important 20th century artists as "Jack the Dripper".

It did so because Jackson Pollock stood for something new: with his innovative technique of "dripping" and "pouring" paint, he originated Action painting, creating radical, subjective works which...

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Art Lives: Jan Vermeer [DVD]

Art Lives: Jan Vermeer [DVD]

Illuminations Media

Not much is known about Jan Vermeer. He only produced around 35 works of art.

Yet they made him immortal. He was born in Delft and never left the town. He married there, worked as an art-dealer and died in debt. Vermeer bequeathed us a world of light, ambiguous interiors and insightful portraits. 

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Art Lives: Joan Miro [DVD]

Art Lives: Joan Miro [DVD]

Arthaus Musik

Joan Miró (1893 - 1983) is one of the most important artists of the 20th century and a key figure in the Surrealist movement. Theatre of Dreams is a sensitive profile of the great artist, written and narrated by his long-time friend Roland Penrose, and directed by Robin Lough.

The documentary touches on many of Miro’s most important works, beginning with The Farm from 1921....

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Art Lives: John Baldessari [DVD]

Art Lives: John Baldessari [DVD]

Arthaus Musik

Baldessari revolutionised contemporary art in the 1960s and his artwork is still a profound influence on young artists today.

Baldessari's work often attempts to point out irony in contemporary art theory and practices. His early photo-and-text works aimed to make art more accessible, looking for what he called "more of a...

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Art Lives: Marc Chagall [DVD]

Art Lives: Marc Chagall [DVD]

Arthaus Musik

This 1985 film follows the journey of a young British artist researching the life and work of Marc Chagall. Chagall’s journey, spanning the 20th century, from Vitepsk in Belarus to the ‘Grand Old Man’ of French painting is a fascinating one.

The young artist, Saul Greenberg, does not get...

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