Monday, July 18, 2011
Art Movies Galore
*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!