Tag: Documentary

Velvet Underground’s Art Connections Showcased in Documentary – ARTnews.com

How would you describe the sound a refrigerator makes when it’s running? A whir, perhaps? For the experimental musician and artist La Monte Young, the 60-cycle electrical hum was something more: “the underlying noise drone of the city,” as he once described it. John Cale, who played alongside Young and later joined the Velvet Underground, pushed that line of thinking one step further. “What ...

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Flint rap documentary highlights opening of 2021-22 movie season at Flint Institute of Arts

FLINT, MI — The Friends of Modern Art film series begins a new season at the Flint Institute of Arts with selections this fall that will take viewers from Denmark, England, France, Sweden, and Bosnia to the wilds of northern Italy and to the recording studios and hip-hop clubs of 1990s Flint.Viewers can enjoy the films during the months of September and October at ...

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Bob Ross Estate Hits Back at Netflix Documentary About Famed Painter – ARTnews.com

In a blistering statement released on Wednesday, Bob Ross Inc., the company that sells paraphernalia related to the famed painter, spoke out against a Netflix documentary about the artist’s personal life and business dealings. The company said that the film, which hit the streaming site yesterday, presents an “inaccurate and heavily slanted portrayal” of its mission. Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed is directed ...

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‘Bob Ross’ review: Netflix’s ‘Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed’ documentary paints a complex portrait of the artist’s life, and the battle that followed it

"Bob Ross" begins by dutifully charting Ross' rise as a TV personality. He followed a stint in the Air Force by teaching art, using his soothing voice, trademark mane and knack for churning out landscapes at lightning speed to secure a spot on television hosting "The Joy of Painting."Ross achieved those breakthroughs with the help of a couple, Annette and Walt Kowalski, who championed ...

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Dash Snow Documentary Considers the Artist’s Meteoric Rise – ARTnews.com

When artists Dash Snow and Dan Colen took over Jeffrey Deitch’s New York gallery in 2007, they filled the entire space with shredded phonebooks and invited their friends to party within the resulting installation. Titled Nest, the piece became the site of debauchery—piss and wine lined the walls by the time the show was done, and the gallery looked less like an art space ...

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A First Look at the New Documentary – ARTnews.com

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (ca. 1500) has captivated the world since its sale in 2017 at Christie’s for $450 million, making it the most expensive painting ever sold at auction. Its story is the subject of The Lost Leonardo, directed by Andreas Koefoed. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, The Lost Leonardo debuted last month at the Tribeca Film Festival and will open theatrically ...

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Anime Director Satoshi Kon Honored in New Documentary – ARTnews.com

Satoshi Kon, arguably one of the great directors in the history of anime, died from pancreatic cancer in 2010 at age 46, leaving behind an unfinished film. Today, Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Pascal-Alex Vincent, this documentary brings together directors, historians, critics, crew members, and collaborators to create a moving tribute to Kon and his exceptional work. ...

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Paul Klee Art Documentary. Episode 13 Artists of the 20th Century

Artists of the 20th Century Art Documentary Series. Episode 13 Paul Klee Paul Klee was a Swiss-German painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored color theory, writing about it extensively; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory (Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre), ...

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