Thursday, August 21, 2014

Matthew McGoff, The Echo of an Artist – A John Thorton Documentary

August 21, 2014 by  
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I’d like to share this moving half-hour tribute to Matthew McGoff, made by John Thornton about a Philadelphia painter and PAFA alumni who passed away in 2010. Most people, like me, have likely never heard of McGoff but this poignant documentary tells the very familiar story of an artist’s struggle with alcoholism, and mental illness. [...]

Edward Hopper documentary with narration by Steve Martin

April 17, 2014 by  
Filed under cityscape painting, videos

Edward Hopper, a documentary film narrated by actor, art collector and musician Steve Martin, was produced by the National Gallery of Art for an major exhibition there in 2007 that included 48 paintings, 34 watercolors, and 12 prints from public and private collections. From a IMDb review: Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) is one of [...]

Balthus Documentary

March 31, 2014 by  
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50 minute 1997 Omnibus (TV Series) Documentary Balthus the Painter with interview footage of Balthus Directed by Mark Kidel, Produced by Emma Crichton-Miller See also the film: From Wikipedia: Balthus Through the Looking-Glass (French: Balthus de l’autre côté du miroir) is a 1996 French documentary film directed by Damian Pettigrew on the French painter Balthus. [...]

Sigal Tsabari Video

March 26, 2014 by  
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Sigal Tsabari on i24news from Eran Ackerman on Vimeo. A delightful but regretfully brief Israeli television new production about the Israeli painter Sigal Tsabari drawing and painting of horses from life. I had the privilege to interview Sigal Tsabari on Painting Perceptions in 2012. Here is a link to a much longer video, in Hebrew, [...]

Video on From Edwin Dickinson to the Perceptual Painters, Observation and Invention: The Space of Desire

March 3, 2014 by  
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John Thornton, the Philadelphia artist and videographer, recently added a wonderful video to his fabulous portfolio of videos on art and artists. This video is about the current show curated by Scott Noel at the PAFA. I recently posted an article about this show but this video give an insightful background and discussion about some [...]

Josephine Halvorson

February 16, 2014 by  
Filed under contemporary realism, videos

Josephine Halvorson Is on the Clock | “New York Close Up” | Art21 video http://www.josephinehalvorson.com/ Terrific review by John Yau on Hyperallergic of Josephine Halvorson current show, up until March 1 at the Sikkema Jenkins Gallery in NYC From the gallery press release: Halvorson makes paintings on-site, face to face with an object in its [...]

Painters Looking at Paintings: Henri Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robert Bechtle

February 15, 2014 by  
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Video of a lecture given by Janet Bishop, curator of painting and sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in September 2013 at the de Young Museum. One of several lectures given in a daylong symposium during the exhibition, Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953—1966 Some thoughtful commentary on the influences and visual conversations between [...]

Summer in Civita Castellana with the JSS

December 22, 2013 by  
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Video overview of the Jerusalem Studio School Summer Program in Civita Castellana, Italy in 2013. Video produced by Larry Groff, interviews with Israel Hershberg, Yael Scalia, Tina Engels. HD video – best seen in full screen! More information about the 2014 JSS summer program in Civita here. 2014 Master Class Guest of Honor will be [...]

“Patrick George – A Likeness” – DVD review

October 14, 2013 by  
Filed under landscape painting, Reviews, Slade School, videos

(note: renting the streaming video version supports Painting Perceptions with a small percentage of the fee) Patrick George once stated: ‘I try to paint a likeness of what I see…In London I paint pictures of people, of things lying around my room and the view out of the window. In the country I go outside [...]

A review of La polvere di Morandi/ Morandi’s Dust

July 10, 2013 by  
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A review of La polvere di Morandi/ Morandi’s Dust

click here for a larger view   I was fortunate to be given an opportunity to review the DVD version of La polvere di Morandi/ Morandi’s Dust produced by Imago Orbis and Written and directed by Mario Chemello. More information and trailers can be viewed from their website The DVD can be purchased at this [...]

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