Monday, 11 November 2013

New DVDs in November

"Did you miss something?...we may have it in  our collection"

 China's Avant-garde: The New Cultural Revolution.
Is Chinese modern art the greatest movement since Cubism? That's the opinion of many western experts. Art historian Evan Hughes visits some of the most interesting and important artist studios in Beijing today.

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Lily Cole's Art Matters. Six episodes
Having been awarded a double first in Art History from Cambridge, supermodel Lily Cole embarks on a fascinating journey with renowned artists such as Antony Gormley and Christo, watching them at work in their studio, discussing their life and artistic processes, and getting closer than ever before to the people behind the art. Lily will spend 24 hours with these artists, accompanying them to their places of inspiration as they discuss the genesis of their work and how their lives as artists really began.
  • Ep.1. Antony Gormley
  • Ep.2. Christo
  • Ep.3. Tacita Dean
  • Ep.4. Marc Quinn
  • Ep.5. Fiona Banner
  • Ep.6. Gabriel Orozco

Art of the Night
"Painting at night is difficult and problematic, so why have so many great artists taken on the challenge? Waldemar Januszczak celebrates the nocturnal art of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Velazquez, Hopper and Magritte as he explores art's edgy relationship with the night and tries to discover why the dark adds so much extra drama and mystery to art."--Enhance TV website

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The Art of Australia.  Three Episodes
This is a landmark series in which Edmund Capon tells the story of art in Australia and the role it has played in the development of the nation. The three-part series weaves the stories of European and Indigenous art. Edmund travels across the continent to look at important artworks and meet significant contemporary artists whose work creatively deals with themes from Australian history.
Disc A
Ep. 1: Strangers In A Strange Land
Ep. 2: Coming Of Age
Disc B
Ep. 3: Beyond Australia

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