Award-winning documentary series by producer Linda Freeman provides intimate and personal looks at the lives and works of famous artists working in their own studios. David Irving is the writer-director.
Color. 28 minutes.
African Art, Women, History: The Luba People of Central Africa — In the magical world of the Lukasa, kings are born only after their spirits have taken possession of the body of a woman. Then, watch history come alive.
Elizabeth Catlett: Sculpting the Truth — An artist who sculpts the truth from wood, stone, terra cotta, and people she knows.
Emma Amos: Action Lines — A dramatic palette includes materials such as photos, her own weaving, and African cloth to help portray her feelings and fears.
Faith Ringgold: Paints Crown Heights — Through folktales and painting, the documentary shows how 12 diverse cultures have contributed to the American spirit
Howardena Pindell: Atomizing Art — A passionate artist and social critic marries beauty with ugliness, right with wrong, justice with injustice.
Richard Mayhew: Spiritual Landscapes — Captures a poetic feeling about the land. Are they abstracts, impressions, expressions, landscapes? Only the viewer and the artist can say.
Robert Colescott: The One-Two Punch — An artist paints with humor, irony and sarcasm about racial and gender stereotypes.
School's Out: Self-Taught Artists — The School's Out video features painters who never attended art school. With no formal training, they create paintings because they’re compelled to. The results are unique and inspirational. For children of all ages. Writer/Director David Irving.
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Lesson Plans are available for several of the videos in this series. Click on a link below to download the lesson plan PDF. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.