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Art With Wire, Thread, Sugar, Chocolate [electronic resource]

Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based fine artist Vik Muniz has exhibited his work all over the world. Using unexpected materials to create portraits, landscapes and still lifes - which he then photographs - he delights in subverting a viewer's expectations. "It's not about fooling somebody, it's actually giving somebody a measure of their own belief: how much you want to be fooled. That's why we pay to go to magic shows and things like that," he says in this TEDTalk. Hailed as a master illusionist, Muniz wants his images to show people a measure of their own belief. In this video, Muniz shows viewers how he makes art from virtually anything, including shredded paper, wire, clouds, or diamonds. This TEDTalk details the thinking behind his work and takes viewers on a tour of his incredible images.
Online
2007
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Art Is...The Permanent Revolution

The anger and outrage captured by graphic artists have defined revolutions through the centuries. Printmakers have depicted the human condition in all its glories and struggles so powerfully that perceptions, attitudes and politics have been dramatically influenced. And the value and impact of this art is even more important today. In the new documentary, ART IS... THE PERMANENT REVOLUTION, three contemporary American artists and a master printer help explain the dynamic sequences of social reality and protest. Among the wide range of 60 artists on display are Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier, Kollwitz, Dix, Masereel, Grosz, Gropper, and Picasso. While their stirring graphics sweep by, the making of an etching, a woodcut and a lithograph unfolds before our eyes, as the contemporary artists j [...]
Online
2015; 2012
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Contextual Analysis

This film defines context and its relationship to subject matter, patronage, audience, function, setting, iconography and symbolism in art. Examine the physical, economic, and social contexts which shaped the major categories of art. Learn what questions to ask to better investigate context and meaning and to develop a contextual analysis of a single work or a comparative contextual analysis of two or more works.
Online
2016; 2012
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Critical Reading, Writing, and Research

This video illustrates the steps and procedures necessary to research a work of art. Learn how to construct a well-supported argument using visual, historical, and textual evidence.
Online
2016; 2012
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Methodology and Interpretation

When assessing art, compare and contrast artworks according to subject matter, style, iconography, and composition. This video explains how to identify and apply different methods art historians developed to think about artworks and analyze their meaning, quality, and structures. These include: formal analysis, style, social history, status, reception, patronage, iconography, semiotics, and imagery. Experts highlight current debates in the art field and consider the impact of digital technologies.
Online
2016; 2012
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Viewing, Discussing, and Analyzing Art

In this video, learn key terms and language associated with viewing, discussing, and analyzing art. The program introduces the goals of historical analysis and investigation while examining the themes and influence of culture on art including the Western Canon.
Online
2016; 2012
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Visual Analysis

This video defines the elements of art and principles of design and shows how they are used when describing and analyzing works of art. Learn the distinction between different media, techniques, materials, and processes used in art making and their practical and symbolic implications of each. Finally, experts discuss the components of a formal analysis of a single work as well as a comparative formal analysis of two or more artworks.
Online
2016; 2012
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Visual Literacy

This video helps viewers recognize artworks by media and techniques, and identify characteristics of work within key cultural and historical periods as well as styles, movements, and periods within the art world. The program also reveals how artists and art historians use floor plans, elevation drawings, and other visual tools.
Online
2016; 2012