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Art and Design [electronic resource]: Insights Into the Visual Arts

Espresso Productions
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Where do abstract painters and fashion designers find their muses? To what extent does the creative process differ between video artists, sculptors, and fine art embroiderers? How do illustrators and mixed media artists handle the business side of their work? Using capsule interviews with contemporary figures on the U.K. visual arts scene, this program draws viewers into the studio space and immerses them in the hands-on processes and limitless possibilities of art and design. Section one, "Artists and Ideas," explores sources of inspiration, the foundational importance of drawing, and a variety of functions for sketchbooks and journals. Section two, "Art Practice," considers contextual referencing in art, the development of ideas, artistic materials and techniques, the relative merits of criticism, and the synergy between artist, environment, and tools. And section three, "Art at Work," addresses making a living from doing art and the relevance and value of art in public spaces.
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Run Time
60 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 02, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Insights into the Visual Arts
  • Artistic Inspiration (6:07)
  • Importance of Drawing (3:22)
  • Sculptor's Studio (2:33)
  • Sketchbooks and Journals (4:36)
  • Art Practice: Contextual Referencing (3:01)
  • Art and Historical Reference (2:12)
  • Art Practice: Developing Ideas (3:46)
  • Video and Visual Artists (3:10)
  • Art Practice: Exploration of Materials & Techniques (5:53)
  • Art Practice: Personal Responses (6:43)
  • Art Practice: Critical Evaluation (2:31)
  • Artists on Their Art (3:45)
  • Art at Work: Making a Living (5:53)
  • Art Practice: Public Art (4:31)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Publisher no.
41964 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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