Item Details

Balance [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In what ways can art convey equilibrium or disequilibrium? How do artists perceive and express reality? This "Art in the Twenty First Century" episode explores the gap between art and existence. Often described as a realist, landscape painter Rackstraw Downes views the act of seeing and the art of representation as culturally taught as heat tends to the perils and pleasures of perception. With minimal means, Robert Mangold translates the most basic of formal elements into paintings, prints, and drawings whose simplicity of form expresses complex ideas. Sarah Sze builds her installations and intricate sculptures from the minutiae of everyday life, imbuing mundane materials, marks, and processes with surprising significance. These artists demonstrate that the smallest change in a line, a formal element, or a structure can be a radical proposition.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
57 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
10 & up
Notes
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 19, 2015.
Related Title
Art:21 (Television program)
Series
Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century (Season 6)
Art 21
Series Statement
Art 21 ; Season 6
Contents
  • Landscape Painter (3:21)
  • Creative Process (2:55)
  • Artistic Reinvention (2:59)
  • Problem of Depicting Space (3:45)
  • Project Progression (3:30)
  • Artistic Method (3:15)
  • Minimalism (3:20)
  • Urban Architectural Inspiration (3:55)
  • Buffalo Courthouse Project (3:14)
  • Romanticism (1:52)
  • "Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat)" (2:48)
  • Playing with Perspective (3:17)
  • Assembling a Public Work (3:42)
  • Sculptural Narrative (2:29)
  • Questioning Art (3:31)
  • Engaging the Public (4:03)
  • Credits: Balance (2:12)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), [2012]
New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Publisher no.
  • 93419s Films Media Group
  • 93424 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (56 min., 17 sec.)) : sound, color.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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