HOLIDAY GIFTS ART HISTORY CONTEMPORARY ART DVD
The holiday season is upon us. Not only is it a good time to invest in some much needed rest and relaxation, the time off allows us to finally get in some screen time. To help, we’ve listed our top three DVDs on the world of art that will allow you (or the lucky family member or friend you buy them for) to curl up in your holiday couch while brushing up on your art history knowledge.
Who Gets to Call it Art?
directed by Peter Rosen
Who Gets to Call it Art? is a wild ride through the fascinating 1960s New York art world, seen through the eyes of the first “contemporary art” curator for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Henry Geldzahler. Never-before-seen footage of artists including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein as well as exclusive interviews with artists Frank Stella, David Hockney, and James Rosenquist provide a vibrant and entertaining look at ten amazing years when American artists challenged everything and forever changed the world of art.
How Art Made the World
from Warner Brothers
Why does our world look like it does? That great modern mystery is spectacularly unraveled in this international landmark series and epic quest across five continents and 100,000 years. Encompassing everything from cave paintings to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, How Art Made the World probes the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of death and the afterlife; and, crucially, why we use imagery at all.
Simon Schama’s Power of Art
from Warner Brothers
A combination of dramatic reconstruction, spectacular photography and Simon Schama’s unique, personal style of storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments that great works were conceived and born. The eight works of art profiled in this series are: Caravaggio’s David and Goliath; Bernini’s The Ecstasy of St. Theresa, Rembrandt’s The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis; David’s Death of Marat; Turner’s The Slave Ship; Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait; Picasso’s Guernica and Rothko’s Seagram Building Murals.
- Great gifts: 7 books on Chinese contemporary art – November 2010 – our Chinese contemporary art picks to buy this holiday season
- Three sculptors who influenced the Taiwanese art landscape: Yang Ying-feng, Ju Ming and Pu Hao-ming – February 2010 – art historical profiles on these three artists
- Top 14 books on Southeast Asian art by Adeline Ooi – April 2009 – suggested reading list on Southeast Asian art by Adeline Ooi of the art consultancy firm Rogue Art
- Top 10 most influential contemporary art collectors – Apollo Magazine – April 2009 – a who’s who of collectors world wide
- Top 6 research sources for contemporary Chinese art by Asian art history major – January 2009 – a student of Art History recommends excellent resources both online and offline when it comes to Asian contemporary art