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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg3oQ_OqQ_o&list=PLM4S2hGZDSE5SOht-nruKVOvuR5lrCw2T&index=1 First broadcast: Sep 2014. Documentary in which painter and critic Matthew Collings charts the rise of abstract art over the last 100 years, whilst trying to answer a set of basic questions that many people have about this often-baffling art form. How do we respond to abstract art when we see it? Is it supposed to be hard or easy? When abstract artists chuck paint about with abandon, what does it mean? Does abstract art stand for something or is it supposed to be understood as just itself? These might be thought of as unanswerable questions, but by looking at key historical figures and exploring the private world of abstract artists today, Collings shows that there are, in fact, answers. Living artists in the programme create art in front of the camera using techniques that seem outrageously free, but through his friendly-yet-probing interview style Collings immediately establishes that the work always has a firm rationale. When Collings visits 92-year-old Bert Irvin in his studio in Stepney, east London he finds that the colourful works continue experiments in perceptual ideas about colour and space first established by abstract art pioneers such as Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky in the 1910s. Other historic artists featured in the programme include the notorious Jackson Pollock, the maker of drip paintings, and Mark Rothko, whose abstractions often consist of nothing but large expanses of red. Collings explains the inner structure of such works. It turns out there are hidden rules to abstraction that viewers of this intriguing, groundbreaking programme may never have expected.
Veteran actor Robert DeNiro has six children, five of them biologically his from relationships with three Black women. After marrying his first wife, actress Diahnne Abbott, De Niro adopted Drena in 1976, when she was 5. She became a big sister that same year with the birth of brother Raphael, a former actor who is now in real estate . ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- For copyright matters relating to our channel please contact us directly at: Videomega74@gmail.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Credits: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrhxX5XMGQtlANg0fpLO66g Subscribe For More:
Montague Dawson: A collection of 211 paintings (HD) Description: "Montague Dawson was born in London, the son of a sea captain. His grandfather was the successful Midlands landscape painter, Henry Dawson (1811-1878) who had himself moved to Chiswick. Montague Dawson studied under the marine painter Charles Napier Hemy (1841-1917) who, born in Newcastle, lived in London for some years before moving to Falmouth. On completing his studies, Dawson joined a commercial studio specialising in nautical illustrations. Dawson served in the Royal Navy, he contributed illustrations to magazines including “The Sphere”, and having witnessed the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet in 1918, a complete issue of The Sphere was dedicated to the event. After leaving the Navy, Dawson took up painting full-time, living first in London before moving to Milford-on-Sea in Hampshire. Dawson had first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1917, a Naval subject “The Eyes of the Fleet”, and although frequently painting contemporary marine and naval compositions, his particular interest was in historical works, clipper ships and galleons. Whatever the subject, his paintings are marked by his acute attention to historical detail and his knowledge of ships and the sea. His popularity was such that the New Mariners Museum in Newport Rhode Island opened a wing devoted to his works in 1975, and Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson owned paintings of the US Navy Frigate Constellation. A member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and a fellow of the Royal Society of British Artists, Dawson was the foremost marine painter of the 20th century. His works can be found in museums in: Cambridge; Edinburgh; London and Newport Rhode Island." --- SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/c/LearnFromMasters?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnFromMasters/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+LearnFromMasters Contact: LearnFromMasters01@gmail.com SUPPORT MY WORK AT: https://www.patreon.com/LearnFromMasters LIST OF ARTISTS already posted on LearnFromMasters: https://goo.gl/hri4HE --- Thank you so much for your support!
Robert De Niro wins the Oscar for Best Actor for "Raging Bull" at the 53rd Academy Awards. Sally Field presents the award.
Brandon Fortune, Chief Curator at the National Portrait Gallery discusses Elaine de Kooning. Elaine de Kooning’s gestural portraits of friends and family were much admired during her lifetime, and included such well-known Americans as poets Frank O’Hara and Allen Ginsberg, critic Harold Rosenberg, choreographer Merce Cunningham and painters Willem de Kooning and Fairfield Porter. De Kooning made both abstract and figurative paintings and drawings during the height of Abstract Expressionism in New York City. She is best known for her portrayals of men—Porter once commented that de Kooning’s images of men were “both sympathetic and frighteningly acute.” In her portraits, de Kooning sought and worked to capture the “instantaneous illumination” of recognition: What qualities beyond the attributes of the face make you recognize someone? She characterized her portraits of John F. Kennedy as “a glimpse” of the president through an accumulation of sketches and finished likenesses.
Robert De Niro Sr.: A collection of 49 works (HD)
Description: "Robert De Niro, Sr. was an American painter who blended gestural abstraction with observed colors and forms. Influenced by the work of Henri Matisse, De Niro embraced the sumptuousness of early-20th-century French painting within a mellowed form of Abstract Expressionism. “The whole idea of ‘action painting’ is foreign to me, and, I believe, detrimental to painting, which is what Leonardo called it, ‘a mental thing,’” the artist once explained. “A physical action is painting, when it dominates, dulls sensitivity to nature and to one's own feelings, precludes subtlety, and institutes a dead mechanical routine.” Born on May 3, 1922 in Syracuse, NY, a precocious artist from an early age, De Niro studied painting under Hans Hofmann in Provincetown as well as at the famed Black Mountain College under Josef Albers. In 1946, at the age of 24, De Niro was the subject of his first solo exhibition at Peggy Guggeheim’s Art of this Century Gallery. Over the following decades, the artist persisted in his painterly style amidst the changing attitudes of the art world brought on by Pop Art and Minimalism. De Niro’s early fame was short lived but he continued to be respected by critics and fellow artists throughout his career. The artist died on May 3, 1993 in New York, NY. In 2014, the artist’s son the award winning actor Robert De Niro debuted his film Remember the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr., a documentary which is both a moving tribute and perceptive portrait of his father. Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of the the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, among others."
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