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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.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Video Recording Review
Date:Mar 1, 1993
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