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Chagall
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directed by Francois Levy-Kuentz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 54 mins
This remarkable film retraces the life and work of the beloved artist Marc Chagall. Much of the narrative is told in his own words, drawn from his autobiography, Ma Vie (My Life) and there is unique film footage of Chagall being interviewed as he paints. An intimate picture of the mischievous painter and his perip...
directed by Francois Levy-Kuentz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 54 mins
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Inner Visions
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produced by Lydia Chen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 31 mins
This documentary gives us a rare opportunity to meet young artists and intellectuals in Beijing and hear how they steer a course between survival and artistic expression. This new generation of artists does not paint scenes of nature like the classical painters. Nor do they produce the oversized socialist realist...
produced by Lydia Chen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 31 mins
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The Vanishing Rembrandts
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produced by Paladin Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 1 hour 5 mins
At the beginning of the century there were 1,000 paintings by Rembrandt in existence. Now there are less than 300. They disappeared not through thefts, fires or acts of God. Their numbers have shrunk because of the controversial process of attribution that began in the 1960's when the Dutch government began the Re...
produced by Paladin Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 1 hour 5 mins
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Art of Darkness
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produced by Central Independent Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 8 mins
The slaves of the Caribbean contributed not only to the wealth of their masters, but also to the cultural heritage of the British Empire. For, as this film shows, such landmark institutions as the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery, and the British Museum were all funded by money made from the slave trade. Documen...
produced by Central Independent Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 8 mins
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The Colours of My Father
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directed by Joyce Borenstein; produced by Imageries P.B. Ltd. and National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 39 mins
This dazzling Academy Awards nominee tells the story of a Lithuanian immigrant, who left the stetl to escape the virulent anti-Semitism there and became a recognized painter in the New World. Sam Borenstein endured hardships in the old country and financial insecurity in his new life, but never gave up on his drea...
directed by Joyce Borenstein; produced by Imageries P.B. Ltd. and National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 39 mins
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Imaginary Enemy
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directed by Liz Daggett (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 22 mins
In Imaginary Enemy, the Chinese sculptor and painter Liao Yibai recounts his remarkable life as he prepares for his first solo show in America. The artist was born in a top-secret missile factory in the Chinese countryside during the Cold War. His mother went into labor while standing at her place in the factory l...
directed by Liz Daggett (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 22 mins
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Large Scale Projects: Claes Oldenburg and Cooje van Bruggen
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directed by Nick Doob, 1948- and Lana Jokel; produced by Filmakers Library (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 1991), 58 mins
Claus Oldenburg, one of the giants of pop art was the subject of an acclaimed retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. He is famous for making oversized replicas of everyday objects, i.e., a giant hamburger and a lipstick tube the size of a tree. This film illustrates his collaboration with his wife, Coosje van...
directed by Nick Doob, 1948- and Lana Jokel; produced by Filmakers Library (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 1991), 58 mins
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Larry Rivers, Public and Private
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directed by Lana Jokel; produced by Filmakers Library (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 30 mins
During his lifetime, Larry Rivers was a prominent figurative artist, noted for bridging the gap between abstract expressionism and pop art. Having made a major impact on the art scene during New York’s post-war cultural explosion, Rivers is also largely celebrated for bringing history back into contemporary pain...
directed by Lana Jokel; produced by Filmakers Library (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 30 mins
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The Artist Was A Woman
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directed by Suzanne Bauman, fl. 1982-2013; produced by Mary Bell and Suzanne Bauman, fl. 1982-2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 59 mins
The history of Western art has few examples of great women artists. This documentary uncovers the works of some gifted women, while exploring why talent such as theirs was overlooked. We learn that women were denied admission to art school, or if admitted, not allowed to study the human figure. Also, male art hist...
directed by Suzanne Bauman, fl. 1982-2013; produced by Mary Bell and Suzanne Bauman, fl. 1982-2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 59 mins
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Artists of the Bahamas: A Tribute to African Roots
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directed by Karen Arthur, 1941- and Thomas Neuwirth, fl. 2008; produced by Thomas Neuwirth, fl. 2008 and Karen Arthur, 1941- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour 32 mins
Artists of the Bahamas is a unique film that brings to light the rich artistic talent flourishing on these islands. The artists profiled are acknowledged amongst their peers as well as internationally. The camera follows them at work in their studios where we see their vibrant creations, as well as in their homes...
directed by Karen Arthur, 1941- and Thomas Neuwirth, fl. 2008; produced by Thomas Neuwirth, fl. 2008 and Karen Arthur, 1941- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour 32 mins
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