Painting with Light.
There is something about watching an artist paint. It is like watching a sunset, a crackling fire or the ebb and flow of the ocean. There is no "storyline" but it is completely engaging because we are able to watch the subtle and ever-chaing process of creation. In this videotape, viewers witness four of the contemporary art world's most noteworthy artists, and watch them as they experiment with a remarkable new technology that allows them to create images on a video screen. Four artists -- David Hockney, Larry Rivers, Howard Hodgking and Jennifer Bartlett -- are able to choose colors and select brush sizes to draw, color and form images on a television monitor. As they do so, viewers see them through the process of creating original works directly on the screen. The result is a significant event in itself, and an inspiring and instructive phenomenon. Although the title is somewhat misleading--the featured artists are not "painting" with the featured process -- this video program is a must for students from the middle schools onward to see and ponder!
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|Article Type:||Video Recording Review|
|Date:||Apr 1, 1992|
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