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Taken by the Romans [electronic resource]

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Rarely does a city's interior come alive as in this expansive film by Chris Felver. Rhapsodic and poetic, the film highlights Rome in the context of the many painters, sculptors, and conceptual artists who have made the eternal city a backdrop for continuing the revolution of the image. Beginning with Forma Uomo, a group of artists working just after the end of World War II, and moving through three successive generations, the city speaks its mind. Together, their conversations constitute a lively and animated discussion of the varied currents that make up the creative process. Giulio Turcato, Sandro Chia, Pietro Consagra, Jannis Kounellis, Enzo Cucchi, and Fabio Mauri, Pasolini's collaborator, are among the artists featured here.
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58 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 05, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Art in Modern Rome (2:03)
  • Post-War Roman Art (1:00)
  • Forma Uomo (1:05)
  • Rome's Abstract Movement (1:33)
  • Form and Color in Italian Art (1:19)
  • Role of Art in Society (4:13)
  • Modern Roman Art Styles (3:40)
  • Inspired by Rome (3:42)
  • Modern Roman Sculptors (2:36)
  • Roman Abstract Expression (2:51)
  • Image and Technology in Art (2:20)
  • Roman Artistic Identity (2:50)
  • Making Art in Rome (3:33)
  • Witnessing Rome through Art (3:03)
  • Art Expanding Consciousness (3:37)
  • Art Stimulating Dialogue (1:19)
  • Roman Art Modeling Reality (2:52)
  • Conceptual Roman Art (2:22)
  • Rome's New Art Generation (2:10)
  • Art Balancing Civil Life (3:28)
  • Rome's Ancient-Modern Dichotomy (2:51)
  • Credits: Taken by the Romans (2:48)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
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50919 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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