Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase.
Using the innovative technique of clay painting, artist and
filmmaker Joan Gratz takes the viewer on an entertaining and colorful
journey through the development of Modern art. Starting with the
brilliant landscapes and haunting self-portraits of Impressionism, Mona
Lisa Descending a Staircase moves through Cubism and Surrealism, then
finishes with vibrant images of contemporary Pop Art and Hyper-Realism.
Featuring some fifty-five paintings and thirty-five artists from van
Gogh to Warhol, the video shifts seamlessly from image to image to make
this presentation as emotionally gripping as it is visually fascinating.
This is an exceptionally effective video which should be on the resource
shelf of every artroom at all levels of instruction.