Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Art flicks on Netflix

A working list of art movies and documentaries on Netflix streaming.

Anyone have admissions or omissions, feel free to comment.

The Woodmans
This documentary profiles the Woodmans, and their reaction to the suicide of daughter Francesca, whose sexual photographs established her legacy.
Cutie and the Boxer
A 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, this film explores the symbolic relationship of artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara.
This documentary gives a realistic depiction of an artist's life in New York City who is persistent and passionate. For me it brings back the unique hardships, wonderment, joy, tragedy, atmosphere, smells and sounds that can only exist there. If want idealism watch something else.  

Russian Ark - An ode to the Hermitage. This is as close you'll get to visiting the museum without going yourself. A time traveling, first person continuous jaunt. Quite remarkable.

Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century - Short documentaries
The experience of viewing art moves from static to dynamic as this PBS series takes its audience into the studios of contemporary American artists.

Waste Land - Documentary
Renowned artist Vik Muniz joins Brazilian garbage pickers who mine treasure from the trash heaps of Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho landfill.

Art of the Steal - Documentary
A gripping tale of intrigue and mystery in the art world, this film traces the history of the Barnes collection of Post-Impressionist paintings.

Exit Through the Gift Shop – Documentary ;)
Filmmaker Thierry Guetta's project to chronicle the underground world of street art takes a fascinating twist when he meets stencil artist Banksy.

Cave Of Forgotten Dreams – Documentary
This fascinating documentary offers an unprecedented look at France's Chauvet Cave, which contains the oldest human-painted images found on Earth.

A Model for Matisse  - Documentary
Explore the friendship between Henri Matisse and Sister Jacques-Marie, the Dominican nun who inspired him to create some of his best-loved works.

Picasso Braque go to the Movies - Documentary
This art-filled documentary explores the connection between cinema and the Cubist paintings of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.

Jean Michel Basquiat - Documentary
Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is the subject of this insightful documentary featuring a never-before-seen interview conducted before his untimely death.

Basquiat – Movie
Jean-Michel Basquiat rose in New York's art world, but he held anguish over his family and hated a society that both courted and exploited him.

Art is …… The Permanent Revolution – Documentary
Three contemporary graphic artists reveal how art has been used to promulgate social progress throughout history and its role in such change today.

Herb & Dorothy – Documentary
Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki chronicles the story of unlikely art collectors Herb Vogel and Dorothy Vogel, a postal clerk and librarian, respectively.

Beautiful Losers – Documentary
This documentary profiles a collective of underground artists and filmmakers whose work made an indelible mark on mainstream culture in the 1990s.

PressPausePlay – Documentary
Explore the links between fear, hope and culture during today's digital revolution, which allows anyone with a creative spark to become an artist.

Ken Burns’ America: Thomas Hart Benton – Documentary
The painter comes to life through his paintings, home movies and interviews with those who knew him personally and professionally.

Klimt – Movie
Told in a series of visions, this dreamy biopic chronicles artist Gustav Klimt's battles for artistic freedom and his passions for various women.

Next: A Primer on Urban Painting – Documentary
A filmmaker scours the globe to document the changing face of urban graffiti and take a look at those who are elevating the form to new heights.

Our City Dreams – Documentary
A filmmaker tracks five female artists whose stories are tied to New York City in this biographic portrait shot over the course of two years.

Ai Weiwei – Documentary
This compelling documentary explores three years in the life of celebrated Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who uses social media and his art to inspire protests against the state, and suffers government persecution for his actions.

Eames: The Architect and The Painter – Documentary
This documentary tells the story of the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames, widely considered America's most important designers.

The Gates – Documentary
After a 26-year struggle, two artists finally unveil 23 miles of walking paths transformed into a saffron-colored wonderland in Central Park.

Gerhard Richter Painting – Documentary
Renowned painter Gerhard Richter reveals both his fascinating creative process and his famously grumpy personality in this documentary.

Friday, February 1, 2013

On display tonight 2/1/2013 @ The Late Show Gallery. "Winter Loop Drawing" is #7 of an ongoing series of small mixed media landscape drawings that have sold out!