19th-21st Century Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
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TFAO also suggests these videos:
- Hudson River and its Painters, The is a 57 minute 1988 video
from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Series released by Home Vision
Entertainment. The mid-nineteenth century saw the growth of America's first
native school of landscape painters, artists inspired by the compelling
beauty of the Hudson River Valley, who portrayed this and other romantic
wilderness areas with an almost mystical reverence. This 57 minute video
explores the life and work of the major artists of what came to be known
as the Hudson River School -- Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Frederic Church,
Albert Bierstadt, John Kensett, Jasper Cropsey, Worthington Whittredge,
Sanford Gifford, and George Inness. Although its members traveled widely,
the growth and development of the school were centered around New York
City, and its success reflected the ambitions of the youthful American
nation. It presents more than 200 paintings, prints and photographs of
the period and juxtaposes them with dramatic location photography of the
Hudson River area. The Hudson Company in association with The Metropolitan
Museum of Art. Hudson River and its Painters, The is available through
Video Library at The Speed Art Museum which holds a sizable collection
of art-related videos available to educators at no charge.
- Plein Air: Painting the
American Landscape episodes take the viewer on a journey, from
Cape Cod, where the Atlantic meets the land, to the peak of Denali, the "Great One," North America's tallest mountain.
Other episodes feature the Tongass Rain Forest; Seward, Alaska; Taos, New
Mexico; Trinidad, Colorado; and central Michigan.
- Plein air artists featured in the series include Matt Smith of Scottsdale,
Arizona; Kenn Backhaus of Robesonia, Pennsylvania; Jean LeGassick of Silver
City, Nevada; Connecticut artist Charles Sovek; Utah artist Ron
Rencher; and Frank LaLumia of Trinidad, Colorado. Episodes features one
or two of the contemporary plein air painters and examine their technique
plus history of the plein air genre. Plein Air: Painting the American
Landscape appeals to art lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike and helps
viewers to understand America's own naturalist art form.
- For more than a century, a unique group of American artists ventured
out of their studios to capture the essence of the American landscape.
Some learned their craft from the French Impressionists, others through
trial and error. What unites them is their dedication to the interplay
of land, water and sky, and the study of how light, shadow and color form
the varied and rich masks of the natural world.
- This six-part series premiered in August 2007 on PBS and was presented
in high definition. Underwriters for the series are Rasmuson Foundation
and Joan Irvine Smith & Athalie R. Clarke Foundation. The producer
is Greg Bombeck of Bombeck Productions and the PBS presenter is KTOO Juneau.
DVDs are available through Bombeck Productions, LLC, 18016 Kamkoff Ave.,
P.O. Box 770302, Eagle River, AK 99577
- Portrait of George Hardy. In this 30 minute Gabriel Coakley
1995 program we meet George Hardy, an elderly self-taught artist, living
on the island of Deer Isle, Maine. Born on Deer Isle in 1917, Hardy has
continued to live there ever since. After making a living as a mason, he
began his career in folk art at the age of 60. Isolated from art trends,
with no formal training and only a seventh-grade education, his work is
concrete, raw, and direct. His sculpture is very much a part of his environment.
From his roughened hands come the energized versions of wooden porcupines,
tigers, red foxes with alligator teeth, blue howling coyotes, seagulls,
and song birds.
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