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3.

Art of the Western World

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Historian Michael Wood leads a nine-part tour through 2,500 years of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture, filmed at over 150 locations in eight countries and featuring commentary by historians and scholars.
DVD
2011; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Dance of the Spirits: Mask Styles and Performance in the Upper Volta

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This film shows African masks from the country of Burkina Faso in west africa in their context as used in ritual dances.
DVD
1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Élégie de la Traversée

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In Élégie de la traversée, Sokurov crosses vast terrain, sails the high seas, and stumbles through congested cities to arrive at the doors of the empty Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam. Only then does he discover that the goal of his voyage was to bask in the power of St. Mary's Square, a beautiful landscape by Peter Saenredam. In Rober, schastlivai͡a zhiznʹ, the director meditates on the work of French romantic artist Hubert Robert, whose paintings of lost ruins evoke the same nostalgia and lyricism of Sokurov's own moody films
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Victor Hugo

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Views of the Gothic landscape of Hugo's imagination are shown in these drawings.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Julie Taymor: Setting a Scene

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A visit with theater director Julie Taymor who gives children a glimpse of her at work staging scenes from The Tempest. The children are also given a taste of the kind of visual theater created by using puppets, masks and music.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
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Accident by Design: Creating and Discovering Beauty

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Artists, writers and scientists are interviewed about definitions and perceptions of beauty and the process of creating art.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Art + Soul: A Personal Journey Into the World of Aborginal Art; A Personal Journey Into the World of Aboriginal Art

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"Hetti Perkins presents art + soul, a powerful and emotionally engaging television series about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and the artists who create it. An Eastern Arrernte and Kalkadoon desert woman, Hetti is senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, daughter of political activist Charles Perkins and sister of filmmaker Rachel Perkins (First Australians, Bran Nue Dae). With great generosity, she shares her extraordinary knowledge of Aboriginal art, visiting the homes and studios of artists in remote desert communities, the tropical top end, and in urban environments. She also brings personal anecdotes to the fore, recalling her family's own story, and her father's legacy: "Art for me is a way for [...]
DVD
2010
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Art + Soul Series Two: Series Two

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A diverse group of outstanding contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists reveal to pre-eminent curator Hetti Perkins how their art practice is driven by culture and heritage, political and personal preoccupations, dreams and imagination. Using the National Gallery of Australias extraordinary Indigenous collection as the springboard, we travel with Hetti through cities and desert communities, museums and artists private spaces, to experience the diversity and beauty of the art, and to learn of its genesis.
DVD
2014
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Warlukurlangu; Warlukulangu [Sic]: Artists of Yuendumu

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The Warlpiri of the Yuendumu region have used modern media to express their traditional culture. Acrylic paintings manifest the spiritual relationship between the people and their land.
DVD
1991
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Narritjin at Djarrakpi Part 2 (1981); Narritjin at Djarrakpi: Part 2.

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This program continues the life of Narritjin and his family at his clan settlement at Djarrakpi. Throughout Narritjin tells of his feelings about Djarrakpi and of his hopes for the future.
VHS
1996; 1980
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Kunwinjku Art; Kunwinjku Art From Injalak, 1991-1992: From Injalak 1991-1992: The John W. Kluge Commission

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Public art of the Kunwinjku people, interspersed with scenes of their country. Approved for distribution by the Gunbalanya Community Council and the Injalak Arts and Crafts Association.
VHS
1993
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Kunwinjku Art From Injalak, 1991-1992: The John W. Kluge Commission

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Examines the art of the Gunbalunya area of Western Arnhem Land, its overriding importance to the people, and records how 15 artists from the region created a collection of 45 paintings to record their culture and stories.
VHS
1993
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Jean Rouch and His Camera in the Heart of Africa

Jean Rouch and His Camera in the Heart of Africa provides an in-depth look at the film work of Jean Rouch and his associates from Niger who participated in the production of many of Rouch's Niger-based films. Most of the camera and technical work was accomplished by Niger filmmakers.
Online
2014; 1986
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The first feature-length appreciation of the life and work of Eva Hesse, one of America's foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization.
Online
2018; 2016
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An Introduction to Drawing

Begin by considering the remarkable history of drawing, a history that has produced knowledge, methodology, and techniques that are readily learnable. Assess common misconceptions about talent and genius; discover how learning to see analytically and abstractly helps us draw; and try your first drawing exercise, retracing what our ancestors drew 80,000 years ago..
Online
2016; 2015
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Drawing Fundamentals and First Exercises

Explore essential first drawing exercises and learn how you will apply the skills developed here to much more complex subjects. Grasp how the curriculum—spanning the many pieces making up the “grammar” of drawing, such as composition, proportion, perspective, value, texture, and color—fits together, providing you with the knowledge and ability to explore your own creative vision..
Online
2016; 2015
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Line and Shape: Line and Aggregate Shape

Learn about contour line, which describes the outer edges of objects, and construction line, which helps you build the objects you draw. Discover how to draw individual objects by constructing them from basic geometric shapes. Also learn about aggregate shape, which unites a drawing’s disparate individual elements..
Online
2016; 2015