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|#13022/1725 ART 21 (Season III) Art in the 21st Century DVD
This is Art: 21 the third season. 220 minutes of the popular PBS series features behind-the-scenes looks at groundbreaking artists of the new century. It provides an invigorating look at established artists and newcomers.
|#13023/1725 ART 21 (Season IV) Art in the 21st Century DVD
This is Art: 21 the fourth season. 240 minutes of the popular PBS series features behind-the-scenes looks at groundbreaking artists of the new century. It provides an invigorating look at established artists and newcomers.
|#13024/1725 ART 21 (Season V) Art in the 21st Century DVD
This is Art: 21 the fifth season. 240 minutes of the popular PBS series features behind-the-scenes looks at groundbreaking artists of the new century. It provides an invigorating look at established artists and newcomers.
|#15171/1725 ART 21 (Season VI) Art in the 21st Century DVD|
Contemporary art reflects the ideas of our time, and artists are the creative role models grappling with today's most timely questions. What is the nature of reality? How do we respond to a world in flux? Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? Explore these ideas and many more in Season Six of Art in the Twenty-First Century.
|#12410/1725 ART 21 (Seasons I and II) Art in the 21st Century - 2 DVDs
This four-program set offers new definitions of art and demonstrates its profound relevance. Meet 37 diverse U.S. artists in this Emmy-nominated series. Viewers go into studios, homes, and communities for an intimate view of artists' lives, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. Each program profiles three to five artists, from painters, photographers, and sculptors to performance and video artists.
|#15355/1725 ART 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century: Collection (Seasons 1-6)|
Meet the most dynamic artists of our time - direct, accessible, and unfiltered - in the award-winning documentary series ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. Unparalleled in its access to today’s artists, this unique series invites viewers into artists’ studios, homes and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. These 24 one-hour programs present groundbreaking artists of the new century speaking in their own words about how, why, and what they create. *** SIX DVDS IN ONE CASE - A COMPLETE LIST OF ARTISTS FEATURED IN THIS SERIES IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST ***
|#13480/0470 ART TALK: Conversations with Working Artists|
Contemporary artists working with diverse media share their thoughts on the creative process and what it means to be an artist. Features sculptors, painters, glass artists and a totem carver. Is being an artist a job? Is it a career possibility? Can you make a living with it?
|#9996/1965 CANVAS OF WAR / TABLEAUX DE GUERRE|
This extraordinary video examines a collection of paintings made by Canadian artists sent by the military command to record scenes from the second world war. Some of the artists involved recount their memorable and horrific experiences. Also in French. Grades 8 to A
|#13481/0470 CAREERS IN ART|
Real world professionals working in arts-related fields tell about their careers, the education needed to enter and excel, and other advice and insights that will benefit students as they begin to think about their future careers.
|#14515/0697 DRAW ME A STORY: A "Fine Arts" Approach to Reading and Literature (35 Programs) DVD
*RECOMMENDED: School Library Journal and Parents' Choice Painters, artists, sketchers, and crafters use their unique talents to bring color and motion to a fascinating collection of familiar children's stories from around the world. Using paint, oils, chalk, clay, fabric, and other artistic elements, their creative approach is mesmerizing and captivating. Voice-over narration, thematic music and the artist's hand combine to bring each classic tale to colorful life. Grades K to 3
|#13475/0470 DROPPING IN ON ANDY WARHOL|
This program is part of the DROPPING IN ON ARTISTS Series. Students of all ages will be introduced to the artists’ styles and learn about their lives in these amusing and informative programs. Playful animation shows the life of the artist, and gives insight into the creative inspiration for their masterworks. In this program pop artist Andy Warhol shows Puffer his famous artworks and explains how he used different media to create them. Puffer is invited to visit Warhol at the "Factory", his studio, where he shows Puffer some of his artworks and explains how he used different media to create them.
|#13474/0470 DROPPING IN ON IMPRESSIONISTS - DVD
This program is part of the DROPPING IN ON ARTISTS Series. Students of all ages will be introduced to the artists' styles and learn about their lives in these amusing and informative programs. Playful animation shows the life of the artist, and gives insight into the creative inspiration for their masterworks.
|#3546/1965 GROUP OF SEVEN: Art for a Nation - DVD
The story of Canada's most famous school of painters mixing both history and art. This program is a vivid and compelling testament to their struggle against critics and academic painters of the day.
|#13470/0450 HANDS ON CRAFTS FOR KIDS: LIVING THINGS (13 Programs) DVD
The focus of this series is "living things." We learn about animals and plants that share our environment while creating great projects, which have been divided into the same classifications used by scientists. With animals we look to see whether or not they have a backbone; then we look at other characteristics like what they eat, where they live, and their body temperature. The groups we study are amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. For invertebrates we divide them into insects, arachnids, crustaceans and mollusks. For plants we talk about the way we see and use plants in everyday life.
|#13573/0635 HEARTFIELD: Father of the Photomontage|
This biographical program begins in Heartfield’s native Berlin and progresses through his painful childhood, his involvement in the Dadaist movement, his friendships with Bertolt Brecht and George Grosz, and his active stance against Hitler’s Nazi regime through his provocative photomontages. His exile and internment in Britain and his return to East Germany in 1951 are also covered. Archival materials, interviews, and speeches featuring a vehement Heartfield are combined with numerous examples of his work.
|#1432/0635 IMAGES: 150 Years of Photography DVD
This six-part series take the form of film essays which look at varying aspects of photography throughout its history. The series draws from over 20 different collections of photographs in museums, archives, and private collections.
|#16205/1040 JIM DINE: A Self-Portrait on the Walls|
This remarkable documentary records eight days of intense work and quiet rumination as internationally renowned artist Jim Dine produces an exhibition of huge, bold charcoal drawings directly on the walls of the Ludwigsburg Kunstverein near Stuttgart, Germany. It is an unusual and transitory exhibition in that the drawings remain on the walls for only six weeks before being painted over.The film admirably captures the artist’s techniques, thought processes, and artistic philosophy as he works, and in his commentary Dine reflects on the special nature of such a transitory group of drawings.Produced by Richard Stilwell for Outside in July, Inc. See also All About Looking for a fascinating documentary by the same producer showing Jim Dine teaching drawing.
|#13506/0470 LAURENCE GARTEL: Digital Media Artist DVD
A documentary on one of the most innovative artists of the 21st century. For over 30 years Gartel has been exploring the artistic potential of computers. His cutting-edge works have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Institution. His works for pop culture icons such as Versace, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake are legendary. Grades 8 to A
|#13507/0470 LEARN ART STYLES WITH LISA (4 DVDs and 4 POSTERS)
Viewers from junior high to adult learn about 32 different art styles from prehistoric to the present in these four programs and posters! . Grades 8 to A
|#15790/0605 LEGACY PROJECT (THE) VOLUME II: Dramatists Talk about Their Work (10 Programs)|
This series documents and preserves the creative process of America's most esteemed writers for the theater in a series of filmed conversations, each featuring an established stage author (or team of collaborators) being interviewed by an emerging writer. The featured writers include: THOMAS MEEHAN 35 minutes; TOM JONES and HARVEY SCHMIDT 49 minutes; LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY 51 minutes; MARY RODGERS 36 minutes;. JULES FEIFFER 44 minutes; TERRENCE MCNALLY 46 minutes; TINA HOWE 39 minutes; CHARLES FULLER 45 minutes; FRANK GILROY 53 minutes; and, JOHN GUARE 42 minutes.
|#15200/0605 LEGACY PROJECT (THE): Dramatists Talk about Their Work (10 Programs)|
The Legacy Project is a ten-video series that documents and preserves the creative process of America’s most esteemed writers for the theater in a series of filmed conversations, each featuring an established stage author or collaborative team interviewed by a younger emerging writer. A notable chronicle of important theater history. The featured writers include: LEE ADAMS 45 minutes; EDWARD ALBEE 42 minutes; JERRY BOCK AND SHELDON HARNICK 51 minutes; A.R. GURNEY 42 minutes; JOHN KANDER 52 minutes; ARTHUR LAURENTS 46 minutes; STEPHEN SONDHEIM 65 minutes; JOSEPH STEIN 38 minutes; CHARLES STROUSE 48 minutes; and, LANFORD WILSON 46 minutes.
|#12618/0635 METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: A World of Art DVD
The collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is world-renowned and provides the material for this fascinating 52 minute introduction to the history of art. Great visuals, production values, and informed commentary make this a tour de force for both serious students of art as well as for less dedicated viewers.
|#15741/1725 NATURE OF GENIUS (THE)|
Two documentaries by Michael Apted on scientific and artistic brilliance. Apted turns his interviewer's lens to explore the human advances in the arts and the sciences. How do artists create? How do scientists hope to affect the world? INSPIRATIONS - Explore the true origins of creativity in arts through interviews with these seven figures of the artistic media. Musician David Bowie Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein Glass sculptor Dale Chihuly Choreographer Édouard Lock Dancer Louise LeCavalier Potter and poet Nora Naranjo-Morse Architect Tadao Ando ME AND ISAAC NEWTON - These seven distinguished scientists reveal the creative side of the scientific endeavor, beginning with their earliest scientific questions and including their most personal ponderings. Pharmaceutical chemist Gertrude Elion Environmental physicist Ashok Gadgil Author and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku Roboticist Maja Mataric Cognitive scientist and author Steven Pinker Geneticist Karol Sikora Primatologist Patricia Wright *Features subtitles in English (SDH) *Includes two discs - one in DVD and one in Blu-ray format.
|#2267/1965 PAINTING PICTURES - Volume Two DVD
This is Volume II of the delightful series of short programs showing children commenting on various paintings hanging in the National Gallery of Canada.
|#3977/1965 PAINTING PICTURES Volume One DVD
Primary school age children act as both tour guides and art critics of some of the National Gallery of Canada's paintings. Insightful, imaginative and lots of fun, this is a great introduction to a blend of both Canadian and art history.
|#1680/0635 PALETTES SERIES (14 Programs) DVD
Great Artists and Their Paintings From the canvas itself, to the type of brush used by the artist, from the historical, political, or individual context of the painting, to the personality of the characters displayed in its features, this series uncovers the endless secrets a work of art can hide.
|#13515/0470 PEGGY FLORES ARTS & CRAFTS SERIES (16 Programs) DVD
This 16 part series of 23 minute videos encompass a wide range of classroom activities which utilize materials on hand, such as paper, paint, crayons, and found objects while exploring cultural art, sculpture, and other subjects. The projects are suitable for students of all ages.
|#15758/0405 PHOTO (12 Programs)|
Compared to painting, the creation of a photograph seems simple, requiring little more than a lens and a shutter, a subject and a source of light. But what had to be adjusted, waited for, or provoked for all the elements to come together in the frame and produce an image that once seen is never forgotten? Almost since its invention, the camera has been used not just to capture reality but to interpret it. This 12-part series from Arte France traces the adventure of this art form from its beginnings up through the 21st century, revealing the hidden stories and trade secrets concealed in a series of photographs.
|#13513/0470 RUTH DUCKWORTH: A Life in Clay DVD
Duckworth's simplistic philosophy, "Work comes from play," belies the complexity of her vision, from her sculpture to her extraordinary mural work. One of America's leading ceramists, Duckworth's work graces museums and private collections around the world.
|#11144/0355 TO THINK LIKE A COMPOSER|
Filled with fabulous photography and Newfoundland/Canadian history and also great for high school music education classes. This is a joyful, exuberant documentary featuring Newfoundland-based composer, conductor and educator, Stephen Hatfield with Shallaway (Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in Chorus) rehearsing and performing the opera "Ann and Séamus" - a Newfoundland folk opera about the early 19th century cod fishery.
|#13509/0470 WHO IS THE ARTIST? Dufy, Gauguin and Matisse|
In this program 24 masterworks of three painters of line and color are shown plus many details of each and they include Henri Matisse's "Woman with the Hat (Femme au chapeau)", Raoul Dufy's "Racecourse and Grandstand at Goodwood", and Paul Gauguin's "Tahitian Women (On the Beach)". Grades 8 to A
|#13508/0470 WHO IS THE ARTIST? Lichtenstein, Thiebaud and Warhol|
This program is part of the innovative series WHO IS THE ARTIST? that introduces viewers to the lives and work of important artists. They learn to recognize artists by their styles and techniques as well as the subjects that dominate their work. This video focuses on Roy Lichtenstein's "Reverie", Wayne Thiebaud's "Pies", and Andy Warhol's "Campbell's Soup Can (Tomato)". After viewers are introduced to each of the artists' works, they are shown other works by the same artists and asked to identify "Who is the Artist?" Grades 8 to A
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