Each of thse multicultural videos documents an artist's life, dreams, and emotions, paying special attention to emotional aspects of creative art. You get a feeling for how the artists work and live, and why they choose to do what they do.
Each video is approximately 30 minutes.
Benny Andrews: The Visible Man — Andrews is a self-styled innovator who creates collages, paintings, and drawings from growing up in the 1930s.
Betye and Alison Saar: Conjure Women of the Arts — This video examines the personal and artistic relationship between the two artists. Originality and enthusiasm make this video wonderful.
Faith Ringgold: The Last Story Quilt — Share an insider's look on how an African-American woman, through patience, perseverance and education fulfilled this dream of becoming an artist.
Horrace Pippin: There Will Be Peace — What many an artist spends years learning, Pippin knew by instinct. A self-taught artist, Pippin's paintings reflect his own life and concerns. A poet whose language is art, he expressed himself with forceful directness, striking color and originality.
Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of Expression — One of America's great living painters. Emphasis is placed on the epic narratives he painted about the struggles of the African-American people.
Jennifer Bartlett and Jackie Winsor: Women in Their Studios — The first 14 minutes of this film is devoted to Bartlett, whose work is characterized by the illustrated interplay between concept and spontaneity, limitation and excess, abstraction and figurative. Her works in oil on canvas and on metal plates provide a map of the human psyche. The second half of the film focuses on Jackie Winsor, who immerses herself into each sculpture she creates. Often associated with minimalists, she prefers simple geometric shapes, placing objects on the floor to bring out their essence. Many of her works are large-scale constructions in wood, fiber, twine, and wire.
Romare Bearden: Visual Jazz — Bearden created collages and paintings in which he aimed to "redefine the image of man" in terms of an African-American experience.
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