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Re: Video-- Painting the Town:The Illusionistic Murals of Richard Hass


From: Melissa Speelman (lucylomax_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Feb 02 2003 - 17:34:37 PST

My students (7th and 8th grade) really enjoy this video. Their is a Richard
Haas mural in downtown Cincinnati. It is featured on the cover of the video

> This is my last video review for today. I really enjoyed this one.
> Painting the Town:The Illusionistic Murals of Richard Haas (from Direct
> Cinema Limited - 56 minutes long)gives biographical information and shows
> his strong influence of historical architecture (particularly antique
> prints), his training as an architect and his inspiration from
> wall painting in Germany and Italy. Following in a tradition dating back
> the ancient Greeks and Romans, Haas uses painted architecture to transform
> the brutal geometry of contemporary cityscapes into beautiful glimpses of
> the past. The video uses time-lapse photography to demonstrate how the
> murals are made. Interviews with people on the street add a nice touch.
> While this is 56 minutes long - you can get enough shown in one class
> for students to get the main ideas of his work. (one site to order online
> )
> I have Internet resources for Hass for anyone who wishes.
> Judy Decker
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