American Art Prints, Printmaking
with an emphasis on representational
TFAO suggests these DVD or VHS videos:
- Amon Carter Museum Composites:
- Amon Carter Museum Composite I: Carleton Watkins: Photographer of
the American West Introduces photographer Carleton Watkins (1829--1916),
who documented Yosemite and other wilderness areas, as well as industrial
and architectural progress of the American West. 5-minute video segment.
- Amon Carter Museum Composite I: Carlotta Corpron: Designer with
Light Presents evidence of why photographer Carlotta Corpron (1901--1988)
was called "a master of light-poetry." The artist explains how
she used paper, mirrors, and other simple devices to modulate light in
her photographs. 10-minute video segment.
- Amon Carter Museum Composite I: The Graphic Techniques of Mary Cassatt
Focuses on Mary Cassatt's (1844--1926) beautiful series of colored
prints of women and children, which combined dry-point engraving with soft-ground
etching. 8-minute video segment.
- Amon Carter Museum Composite I: Wet-Plate Photography Demonstrates
the wet plate photography process through computer animation of 19th-century
technical manuals. 5-minute video segment.
- Amon Carter Museum Composite II: The Art of the Woodcut Discusses
why some artists say that woodcut is the printmaking process with the least
to be taught and the most to be learned 8-minute video segment.
- Amon Carter Museum Composite II: George Bellows Lithographs Surveys
the evolution of George Bellows' (1882--1925) lithographic style, through
side-by-side comparisons and demonstrations of the printmaking techniques
he employed. 10-minute video segment.
- Amon Carter Museum Composite II: How to Identify an Etching Demonstrates
how an etching is made and, using macro photography, reveals the qualities
of an etched line, a drypoint line, aquatint, and plate tone. 5-minute
- Amon Carter Museum Composite II: What is a Lithograph? Demonstrates
the basic steps in the creation of a lithograph. Examines works by American
lithographers that reveal the range of line and tonal qualities characteristic
of the medium 7-minute video segment.
- Description source: Amon Carter
Museum Teacher Resource Center. The Museum contains a comprehensive
lending library including many videos.
- The Midwest Matrix, Genealogy of American Printmaking: Oral History
of the Post-World War II Midwest Movement is a 2012 documentary film
by Susan Goldman. "Midwest Matrix documents, preserves and disseminates
an oral history of the fine art printmaking in the Midwest after 1945.
Midwest Matrix is a substantive study of post-WWII printmaking that documents
the synergy among Midwest universities, workshops, and their participants.
Many of these artists who are now in their eighties and nineties, were
able to continue their education through the passing of the GI Bill. This
project allows these artists, many whom have never before been filmed,
to provide accounts of their experiences, their training and their involvement
with the development of print departments and studios, their art, and encounters
with students"-- Container. Quote source: OCLC WorldCat
- Roy Lichtenstein: The Art of the Graphic Image is a 25 minute
National Gallery of Art video. "Renowned pop artist Roy Lichtenstein
discusses his printmaking career over the course of two decades. This is
an intimate glimpse of the artist at work, both in his own studios and
at two of the most innovative printmaking workshops in the United States-Gemini
G.E.L., California, and Tyler Graphics Ltd., New York." This DVD is
lent free of charge through the National Gallery of Art's Division of Education
(go to NGA
- Tamarind Institute's The Art of Lithography: Working on Plate
is a 23 minute 42 second VHS video in which artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
and Master Printer Jeffrey Sippel collaborate to create a four-color lithograph
from aluminum plates, demonstrating the special techniques used in plate
lithography. Available through Tamarind Institute of the University of
- Vermillion Editions: Right to Print. As one of this country's
most distinguished print studios, Vermillion Editions attracts artists
from across the nation to Minnesota to work with master printer Steven
Andersen. This program opens with a brief overview of modern American printmaking
and then goes behind the scenes into the studio, where painters Sam Gilliam
and T.L. Solien collaborate with the Vermillion staff to make highly complex
prints on paper. Also included are interviews with New York artists Harmony
Hammon, Red Grooms, and Arakawa, who all have experienced the intense creative
stimulation offered by Andersen and Vermillion Editions. 55 minute 1990
video from the Minneapolis Institute
of Arts. Related classroom materials can be found at the Walker Art
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listed in TFAO's Videos -DVD/VHS, an authoritative guide to videos in VHS and DVD format.
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