Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rare videos of Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky and more at work.

From the Open Culture Website: We’ve all seen their works in fixed form, enshrined in museums and printed in books. But there’s something special about watching a great artist at work. Over the years, we’ve posted film clips of some of the greatest artists of the 20th century caught in the act of creation. Today we’ve gathered together eight of our all-time favorites.



Above is the only known film footage of the French Impressionist Claude Monet, made when he was 74 years old, painting alongside a lily pond in his garden at Giverny. The footage was shot in the summer of 1915 by the French actor and dramatist Sacha Guitry for his patriotic World War I-era film, Ceux de Chez Nous, or “Those of Our Land.”
More at the Open Culture Websitel http://www.openculture.com/2013/02/iconic_artists_at_work_watch_rare_videos_of_picasso_matisse_kandinsky_renoir_monet_and_more.html

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