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Re: RE: [teacherartexchange] artist documentary recommendation


Date: Wed Nov 15 2006 - 10:25:58 PST

These are not specifically artist documentaries, but they are great
art videos: The Big "A" Series. Younger children love them, and they
cover quite a bit of information in a very inspiring and open-ended

Rachel Smith
Columbus, Ohio

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hillmer, Jan" <>
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:50 pm
Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] artist documentary recommendation
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group

> Have you seen the Penn and Teller series? "Behind the Scenes" Volume
> one is great! It features David Hockney, Wayne Thiebaud and
> Robert Gil
> de Montes. Also included is Matt Groening, the creator of The
> Simpsons.What I really like is that it shows the artist working on
> as well as
> discussing their work. The Hockney section I particularly enjoyed
> because it helped me to see what he was thinking about in his work.
> Unfortunately, the series - as far as I know - has only 2 other
> videos -
> one on Theater, Sculpture and Photography, and the other on Music and
> Dance.
> Jan
> _____________________________________________
> You know, I just had to comment, because I feel the same way. So
> of these DVD/Videos are so dry and pretentious.
> The Dropping In series are so much better
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