Artists Of The 20th Century
Learn about some of the greatest artists of the 20th century with this DVD series!Andy Warhol - Born in Pittsburgh to Czechoslovakian immigrants, Andy Warhol graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology with a degree in pictorial design. Following this, he moved to New York where he found steady work as a commercial artist. 50 minutes.Francis Bacon - One of five children, Francis Bacon was born in Dublin to English parents in 1909. By the late twenties, he had settled in London and was making a name for himself as a furniture designer. 50 minutes.Alberto Giacometti - The son of a painter, Alberto Giacometti was born in 1901 in Italian-speaking Switzerland. At 18, he left school to find himself. Soon after, he announced that he would devote his life to art. 50 minutes.Henri Matisse - Born in 1869 in France, Henri Matisse is regarded as one of the most influential figures in 20th century art. He studied law and was working as a clerk when he became seriously ill and was confined to bed for nearly a year. 50 minutes.Jackson Pollock - Born in Wyoming in 1912, Jackson Pollock became one of the most notorious artists that America ever produced. He developed a technique in which he would fix his canvas to the floor, drip and splash paint onto it, then use a variety of objects to manipulate it. 50 minutes.Joan Míro - Born near Barcelona in 1893, Joan Míro was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona at the age of 14. Before 1920, his work shows wide-ranging influences, including the bright colors of the Fauves and the broken form of Cubism. 50 minutes.Wassily Kandinksy - Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky is generally regarded as an originator of abstract painting and one of the most important innovators in modern art, both as an artist and as a theorist. 50 minutes.Man Ray - Inventive, audacious, with an effervescent imagination, and a continual willingness to call traditional notions of art into question, Man Ray was the quintessential avant-garde artist. 50 minutes.Marc Chagall - Born in Russia in 1887, Marc Chagall came to Paris in 1910 and entered the arena of European painting. From his Belorussian and eastern Jewish origins, Chagall brought into play entirely new vistas of irrational perception from dreams, visions and legends. 50 minutes.Marcel Duchamp - Born in 1887 in France, Marcel Duchamp — painter, sculptor, and author — was associated with Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism, though he avoided any strict alliances. Duchamp's early works were Post-Impressionist in style. 50 minutes.Pablo Picasso - In the history of modern art, Pablo Picasso is a nearly mythological figure. Born in Malaga, Picasso was an innovative master of various media and as one of the most prolific artists in history, creating more than 20,000 paintings, sculptures and prints. 50 minutes.Paul Klee - Born in 1879 near Bern, Switzerland, Klee was part poet and visionary, part disciplined craftsman and well-regulated bourgeois. 50 minutes.Piet Mondrian - Piet Mondrian tested the limits of abstraction in his art. By radically simplifying composition and color, Mondrian sought to express only the universal absolutes that underlie reality, rather than reproducing images of real objects. 50 minutes.Salvador Dalí - Born in Spain in 1904, Salvador Dalí was one of the 20th century's most controversial and celebrated artists. He is best known for his involvement in the surrealist movement due to such painting as The Persistence of Memory. 50 minutes.