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    Co Prod Sarah Stacey Designer Olivia Stewart Costume Designer Monica Howe Add l Music Tony Hinnigan Add l Music Michael Taylor Cast Felipe Ferrer Maximilian Andre Gomes General Miramon Zazy General Mejia Synopsis French painter Edouard Manet 1832 1883 painted a series of four canvases depicting the execution of the Emperor Maximilian of Mexico in 1867 In this dramatic short film director Ken McMullen recreates the artist s studio and the events of Maximilian s death using a single uninterrupted shot to trace the artistic process through the eye of the painter With voice over narration to counterpoint the images the film explores the narrative historical and visual texts that Manet drew upon to form his final version A film by director Ken McMullen and art historian Michael Wilson Genre Film Visual Essay Aud Grade Level General Suggested Uses General Information Subject Headings Painting Impressionist Europe France 19C Creativity Europe France 19C Assoc Concepts Art and history Execution Artist s Name Manet Edouard 1832 1883 French painter Artist on Camera No Reviews New York Times 13 Nov 91 Awards Intl Film TV Festival of New York Gold Medal 1991 Evaluation Most exciting Its smooth single shot tableau vivant is definitely

    Original URL path: http://www.artfilm.org/rec-1867.htm (2016-02-13)
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    Composer Takehisa Kosugi Art Consultant Arata Isozaki Researcher Addl Credits Lighting Dir Gongen Nakaoka Asst Camera Takashi Hosotani Cast Synopsis The early sixteenth century Japanese garden in the Zen temple of Ryoan ji in Kyoto is considered a masterpiece of the karesansui or dry landscape style The walled garden is composed of fifteen rocks arranged in five groupings set in a bed of raked white gravel In this film the viewer is invited to experience the garden as an embodiment of ma a Japanese concept that conveys both time and space Slow moving images of the garden are intercut with poetic reflections from a text by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki accompanied by a music track composed for the film by Takehisa Kosugi Originally the word ma was used to define a distance between two points or two sounds As a result more importance became attached to the emptiness or silence the spaces between than to a thing or a sound itself This concept of time equals space is fundamental to the arts of Japan A film by film director Taka Iimura and architect Arata Isozaki Genre Film Visual Essay Aud Grade Level General Suggested Uses General Information Subject Headings Asian art Asia Japan Kyoto 16C Japanese art Zen Buddhist Momoyama Asia Japan Kyoto 16C Landscape architecture Japanese Gardens Asia Japan Kyoto 16C Assoc Concepts Space Artist s Name Artist on Camera No Reviews AFVA Evaluations Summer Fall 90 Winter Spring 91 Awards Paris Festival Intl du Film d Art 1991 Evaluation Original personal disciplined approach to the subject seeking to convey the aesthetic experience of the art work and to integrate a philosophical agenda with a visual one Takes a difficult concept and explores it making it visual Very reductive flat and simple The photographic simplicity gives clarity to what

    Original URL path: http://www.artfilm.org/rec-ryoa.htm (2016-02-13)
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    Cecil Gould Researcher Addl Credits Graphic Des David Raitt Assoc Prod Sarah Stacey Animation Camera Chris King Cast Synopsis Explores various interpretations of the meaning of The Tempest the early sixteenth century masterpiece of the Italian painter Giorgione 1477 78 1510 which hangs in the Gallerie dell Accademia in Venice Discusses the mystery of the identities of the man and woman in the painting and compares the figures to those in other paintings by the artist including the fragments of frescoes in the Fondaco dei Tedeschi Examines the results of X ray photography which reveal that there were no preparatory drawings Analyzes the art historical significance of The Tempest and contrasts its composition and technique with concurrent Venetian paintings Shows the walls of Castelfranco Giorgione s hometown and points out their resemblance to those depicted in the painting Presents woodcuts from Hypnerotomachia Poliphili a book of erotic dreams published in Venice in 1499 and suggests their influence on the painting A film by director William Cran and art historian Cecil Gould Genre Film Criticism Aud Grade Level High School College University Adult Suggested Uses General Information Teaching Subject Headings Painting Renaissance Fresco painting Europe Italy Venice 16C 1500D Assoc Concepts Iconography Artist s Name Giorgione 1477 78 1510 Italian painter aka Giorgio da Castelfranco Artist on Camera No Reviews Awards Barcelona Cinemadart 1989 Evaluation The opening shots were provocative and engaging as were the questions posed Unfortunately the freshness deteriorated into self consciousness and a rather arch posturing in the dual narration of male female voices The premise of solving a mystery is not a bad approach but many evaluators found some of the special effects especially the thunder and lightning overly manipulative Other effects use of x rays dissolves extracting figures from the painting and juxtaposing with others were

    Original URL path: http://www.artfilm.org/rec-cran.htm (2016-02-13)
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    Asst Camera Poala Bailsaguizi Assoc Producer Roberto Malerba Cast Synopsis The Fontana di Trevi in Rome was commissioned by Pope Clement XII Corsini and built between 1732 and 1762 according to the design of Nicola Salvi Explores relationships between the original meaning and received meanings of this famous monument over time Uses excerpts from a memorandum written by Salvi and shots of various mythological figures of the fountain to elucidate the iconography Shows the early dawn cleaning of the fountain when the water is turned off and coins are swept up Follows the journey of water from the springs of its source via the Acqua Vergine an original Roman acqueduct to the fountain Illustrates the Trevi s role as a popular icon with a passage from Nathaniel Hawthorne s novel The Marble Faun 1860 and a film clip featuring Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni from Federico Fellini s LA DOLCE VITA 1960 Concludes with a presentation of the fountain as tourist attraction with comments from a souvenir seller a tour guide and tourists from all over the world A film by directors Richard Rogers and Corey Shaff and art historian John Pinto Genre Film Documentary Aud Grade Level General Suggested Uses General Information Subject Headings Sculpture Rococo Fountains Europe Italy Rome 18C 1730D 1740D 1750D 1760D Assoc Concepts Public art Artist s Name Artist on Camera No Reviews Films in Review Awards Evaluation As appealing as a family snapshot a departure from the usual reverent look at a masterpiece Instead a relaxed unpretentious non didactic look at the social context of a minor work a pleasant combination of fact and visual evocation revealing the history in a casual and entertaining way Combines the art genre with direct cinema Perhaps appropriately more an appreciation with humor of a cultural phenomenon than

    Original URL path: http://www.artfilm.org/rec-trev.htm (2016-02-13)
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    Robin Cormack Researcher Addl Credits Asst Cameraman Stephane Cami Computer Graphics Hubert Fourneaux Cast Synopsis Investigates the interplay between words and images written and painted in the twelfth century Saint Neophytos 1134 1215 was a Byzantine monk who established a community of followers in caves near Paphos on the island of Cyprus He also commissioned artists to paint the cave walls with scenes depicting the lives of the saints and of Christ These paintings along with the writings of Neophytos were to serve as exemplars of spiritual living Art historian Robin Cormack and film director Adrian Maben explore the meaning of these images in relation to the texts of Saint Neophytos The twelfth century images are compared with modern television commercials secular images whose message must be decoded by today s viewers Genre Film Documentary Criticism Aud Grade Level General Suggested Uses General Information Subject Headings Painting Byzantine Asia Cyprus 12C Assoc Concepts Iconography Words in art Art and religion Artist s Name Artist on Camera No Reviews Awards Evaluation Excellent integration of narrative structure wit audacity with a real exploration of the history and meanings underlying the art Unexpected clever and worthwhile as well as rich and multilayered Cinematically

    Original URL path: http://www.artfilm.org/rec-heav.htm (2016-02-13)
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    Image enhancement and sequential animation of drawings Jet Propulsion Laboratory Digital Image Animation Laboratory Animation Jeffrey R Hall Betsy Asher Hall Image Digitalization Joe Fulton Experiments in the physics of fluid dynamics National Center for Supercomputing Applications University of Illinois Urbana Research scientist Michael Norman Animation Donna Cox Add l Funding Gerard Jr Foundation Add l Funding Palm Springs Desert Museum Cast Synopsis Uses computer animation techniques and scenes of natural landscapes around the Arno River to underscore the symbolic significance of eleven small drawings of a deluge by Italian artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci 1452 1519 now in the collection of The Royal Library of Windsor Castle Selections from Leonardo s notebooks comprise the narration spoken by Anjelica Huston Conceived as an experiment in state of the art computer animation techniques the digital animation was realized by means of a software program created especially for the project by computer animator Karl Sims working with a supercomputer called the Connection Machine Leonardo s Deluge drawings were electronically scanned and digitized using techniques originally developed for studying pictures taken in outer space The animation of the digitized drawings was informed by scientific studies in fluid dynamics A film by director Mark Whitney and art historian Carlo Pedretti Genre Film Computer Generated Images Visual Essay Aud Grade Level High School College University Adult Suggested Uses General Information Subject Headings Drawing Renaissance Europe Italy 15C Computer art Assoc Concepts Art and science Artist s Name Leonardo da Vinci 1452 1519 Italian painter sculptor architect engineer musician scientist Artist on Camera No Reviews Videography Vol 14 Number 8 Awards Evaluation The computer animation itself is fascinating and technically breathtaking Leonardo would doubtless have had a good time with it Creates an aura of mystery and magic that provokes discussion about the use of

    Original URL path: http://www.artfilm.org/rec-leon.htm (2016-02-13)
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    Editor Frank Markward Narrator Beatrice Roth John Leighton Animator Music Composer Gavin Bryars Art Consultant Jerrilynn Dodds Researcher Addl Credits Prod Mgr Nuria Gutierrez Consultant Christian Ewert Consultant Juan Zozaya Stabel Hansen Add l Editing Christopher James Electronic Graphics Joyce Abrams Cast Synopsis Originally built by Abd ar Rahman I in the eighth century the Great Mosque of Cordoba in Spain was consecrated a Christian church in 1236 Video artist Edin Velez in collaboration with art historian Jerrilynn Dodds uses a complex layering of images and split screens to deconstruct the architectural space and the forms of Islamic and Christian ornament that intertwine two cultures alienated in time but bound together in this extraordinary space Genre Film Documentary Visual Essay Aud Grade Level General Suggested Uses General Information Subject Headings Islamic art Europe Spain Cordoba 8C Architecture Mosques Cathedrals Ornament Europe Spain Cordoba 8C Assoc Concepts Architecture and religion Artist s Name Artist on Camera No Reviews Art on Screen Close Ups Fall 92 Awards Evaluation Lush rich interpretation of the mosque Fresh attempt to transmit the variety and complexity with which we experience architecture presenting a multiplicity of details with video layering and split screen Goes for mood and

    Original URL path: http://www.artfilm.org/rec-mosq.htm (2016-02-13)
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    Gore Prod Mgr Sylvie Monier Cast Synopsis An exploration of the church of Sainte Genevieve in Paris also known as the Pantheon designed in the 1770s by French architect Jacques Soufflot 1713 1780 The camera follows two specialists in eighteenth century architecture Barry Bergdoll of Columbia University and Jean Pierre Mouilleseaux of the Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites as they explore the building including the rarely seen area between the unusual overlapping domes Conversing extemporaneously they investigate the building s complex structure which combines the majestic simplicity and harmony of Greek architecture with the lightness and structural audacity of Gothic form Concludes with an analysis of the place of the Pantheon in the architectural history of the dome A video by filmmaker Nadine Descendre and architectural historian Barry Bergdoll Genre Film Documentary Aud Grade Level General Suggested Uses General Information Subject Headings Architecture Neoclassical Churches Domes Europe France Paris 18C 1770D Design Architectural design Europe France Paris 18C 1770D Assoc Concepts Symbolism Space Artist s Name Bergdoll Barry 20C American architecture historian Mouilleseaux Jean Pierre 20C French architecture historian Soufflot Jacques 1713 1780 French architect Artist on Camera No Reviews Awards Evaluation Gives the sense of eye

    Original URL path: http://www.artfilm.org/rec-pant.htm (2016-02-13)
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