Art Movies Galore

Need some inspiration?  Time to put on an art movie...  Here are a few of my favorites from my collection:

*Art 21: This is a great series by PBS that follows some wonderful contemporary artists, sharing their art making process and describing the artists' motivations behind their work in their own words.  I have seasons 1 & 2 (They are sold together.) and can't stop watching the Margaret Kilgallen segment - she made such amazing art!

*Art City: Another documentary similar to Art 21.  I'm obsessed with the Lari Pittman and Elizabeth Peyton segments on this on!

*Beautiful Losers: A fun documentary focusing on Street Art and the DIY Movement in the early 1990's.  Features artists like Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Shephard Fairey, and many more.

*Exit Through the Gift Shop: I'm sure you've heard a lot about the Oscar Nominated Banksy film...if you haven't seen it yet, now's the time!

*Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?: A woman buys a painting for $5 as a joke gift to her friend...turns out if could be a Jackson Pollock painting.  Watch as they attempt to authenticate the work and decide if it is authentic to the artist.

*My Kid Could Paint That: Another mysterious documentary: a child art prodigy creates amazing works of art, but it's hard to capture her actually making them on videotape.  Is she painting all by herself, or does she have a little too much guidance from dad?

*Born into Brothels: A beautiful documentary about children living in Calcutta's red light district who are taught to create photographs as art by an American photographer.  Inspiring and touching.

*Art School Confidential: A hilarious depiction of art school that you have to see if you went to art school or have ever thought about going to art school.  I love the critique scenes...

Not in the mood for a movie?  Here are a few bits of inspiration and how-to's that I found on the web:

*The Jealous Curator:  Great collection of art that makes you wish you had come up with those art ideas first!

*Making a Doll Face: Wonderful tutorial by Paola Zakimi.  I love her art! 

*Crackle Finish with Elmer's Glue: Another fun tutorial.  I love using crackle finish on things...

Hope your day is a creative one!


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  2. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words! The dog (Ruby Roo) says hello. :)

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