Rodin, the genius, the artist, the romantic, speaks for himself and his art in this film that takes his life full circle from the age of 19 to the time of his death at 77. The brilliance of his revolutionary creations is seen outdoors in natural settings and in museums around the world. To view this film is to experience Rodins life, his spirit, and the moood of his work
RODIN was probably the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo. Far ahead of his time, he was both a romantic and a classicist, though his contemporaries often thought of him as a radical and revolutionary. His work celebrates the human form and sensuality. Several of the great Rodin museums and collections have been used to illustrate the best work of this 19th-century artist. The Burghers of Calais, The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell are a few of the masterpieces examined in detail.
The camera zooms in and out, gracefully gliding over and around each sculpture to show its three-dimensional quality and capture the play of light on the surface. There are few straight lines or angles shown. Much of Rodins work is fluid and sensual, featuring round edges and undulating surfaces. The sculptures have a life of their own, yet their essence has been frozen in time so that they will always elicit an emotional reaction from the viewer. The dramatic narrative moves well and advances the story of the artist.
This would be an excellent purchase for most library collections. The appeal is to adults, but artists and students could also enjoy this title. This well-produced program offers great appeal to those who desire to be awash in the artists celebration of beauty and sensuality. *****5-stars, ABC-CLIO Video Rating Guide for Libraries
Of interest, Camille Claudel, Rodin's mistress and prot is also featured in this film.
The incredible and revolutionary story of a Vincent van Gogh self portrait painting, oil on canvas, after Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) Self-Portrait as the Apostle Paul, 1661.
"It is legitimate to think that van Gogh was inspired by its favourite's painters for the art of portrait, Rembrandt and Delacroix."
From introduction:Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov.
Musée d'Orsay. *******www.petroz****
Found at Geneva flea market by Jules Petroz, watch video, a revolution in the art world. Parisian period 1885 1886, when living in Paris, with his brother Theo. When Vincent van Gogh was confronted to artists such as Paul Gauguin, Seurat, Signac,Emile Bernard, Toulouse-Lautrec,Anquetin, John Russell, Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin,
« Histoire de moi ou l'histoire des autoportraits»
THALIA Collection initiation à l'art. Décembre 2006
A fortieth self portrait ?
There are many things left to discover about one of the most famous painters in the world.
A young art lover, Jules Petroz, has recently discovered in a flea market a portrait which could be dated from the Parisian period of Van Gogh. If it was a self-portrait, it would be the fortieth. The small painting has character; dark coloured and the gaunt face could correspond to the artist's look when arrived in Paris, he was sheltered by his brother Theo.
He arrived broke from Anvers and physically diminished. Very little is known from this period, most of what we know being based on the brothers's reciprocal letters.
Although it is not technically early Parisian period but Vincent Van Gogh changed so often style during this epoch. After quarrelling with girlfriend Agostina Segatori, (the 'Tambourine' holder, a cabaret in Montmartre where Vincent had hanged most of his latest works), he came back to collect his works; alas! The cabaret had shut down, the lady gone and the paintings sold for a few francs to a junk dealer...
Did some of these paintings survive?
The painting is here reproduced so the reader can make himself an opinion.
And for art sake.
Petroz Fine Art Gallery Geneva Switzerland.
Tounesole, sun flowers,
Impressionist period, painting, oil on canvas.
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The Art of LOVE!
Love's the best thing there is. Here's 1000 years of international art to prove it. It's all hugs and kisses in this video, and who could possibly have problems with that?
As proof that love is a human family affair, here are sculptures from India, Tibet, France, and Tahiti; prints from China, Persia, and Japan; and paintings, film stills, and photos from France, Spain, India, Russia, Germany, and Mexico. Testifying to love's sacredness are artistic greats like Hiroshige, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Tamara de Lempicka, the Manasse Studio, Marguerite Gerard, Salvadore Dali, Egon Schiele, Gustave Courbert, Jean Cocteau, and Auguste Rodin.
BESSIE SMITH was "the empress of the Blues". In the music's infancy it was women like her who actually broke it through to the mainstream and propelled its popularity. Bessie and friends like Ma Rainey, Lucille Bogan, and Gladys Bently expressed their sensuality boldly and without barriers or apologies to prudes. She was the forerunner for women like Mae West, Bettie Page, Janis Joplin, Betty Davis, Millie Jackson, Grace Jones, Madonna, Lil' Kim, and Peaches.
BETTY DAVIS -"They Say I'm Different" (1974)
(All rights reserved by the copyright owners. Fan-made nonprofit video made solely to promote the artists, and more love and tolerance in the world.)