3 art DVD stocking stuffers to buy


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.

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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.

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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.

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