/r/artdocumentaries

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A subreddit for documentary films and factual television programs about the visual arts and art history.


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Welcome to /r/artdocumentaries. This subreddit is meant for the posting of documentary films and factual television programs of all sorts about the visual arts and art history. This includes documentaries about the work of individual artists, but also more generally about subjects such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, architecture, performance art, drawing, photography, design, typography, illustration, art theory, art movements and so on. Also appropriate are recordings of artist's talks and lectures on art.

Inappropriate material will be removed.


Rules:

  • Keep to the subject

  • Be civil

  • Upvote good material

  • Do not silently downvote without good reason

  • Report any inappropriate material to the moderators

Posting Guidelines:

Please include the date of the submission in the title of your post, using the format

[YEAR] TITLE

If you are posting a trailer, be sure to add [TRAILER] at the end.


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"I Believe in Imagination" [2023]- Interview with Painter Emilie Stark-Menneg - "I am thinking about the transformation of terror into beauty and trauma into bliss" She received her MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Art and Design in 2019 and her BFA in combined media from Cornell

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2023/06/23
12:46 UTC

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"Our Town" [2022] A short documentary film about a public art project called Our Town that took place in Nashville, TN.

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2023/05/18
16:41 UTC

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"Into The Deep" (2023) Painter Michel Droge's work engages with the environment and ideas of multi-species, non-binary, and entangled life systems. Inspired by oceans and land, mapping, and environmental research, their abstract paintings and drawings visually explore vulnerable environments.

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2023/05/12
14:43 UTC

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A New Look at The Last of England, by Ford Madox Brown

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2023/04/25
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Turning Strange (2023) artist Duncan Hewitt - "I see things that look back at me. I remake them - entering their space as they enter mine. There is a moment when different things try to connect- move together- are no longer what they seem to be. Often slow in the making, this is what I need."

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2023/04/21
13:00 UTC

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Artemisia Gentileschi: One of the Most Underrated artists in History

Mini documentary about a women who overcame horrible obstacles in her life.

Artemisia Gentileschi's rape trial was a traumatic and difficult experience for her. In 1611, when she was just 18 years old, she was raped by her tutor, Agostino Tassi. Gentileschi's father, also a painter, pressed charges against Tassi, and the case went to trial.

During the trial, Gentileschi was subjected to a humiliating examination and was forced to testify under torture. Despite this, she remained resolute and provided a detailed account of the assault. Tassi was found guilty but received a lenient sentence.

The trial had a lasting impact on Gentileschi's life and art. Many of her subsequent paintings depicted strong, heroic women, and some art historians believe that her work was influenced by her personal experiences.

Today, Gentileschi's trial is seen as a testament to the strength and resilience of women in the face of injustice and trauma.

#art #artist #arthistory

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2023/04/06
16:46 UTC

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Salvador Dali: The Weird and the Wonderful

Get ready to be transported to the surreal world of Salvador Dali! 🎨🌟 In this video, we take a deep dive into the life and work of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. From his signature melting clocks to his bizarre and dreamlike landscapes, Dali's art continues to captivate and inspire audiences around the world.

#SalvadorDali #Surrealism #ArtHistory #ModernArt #SpanishArtists #FamousArtists #ArtLovers #ArtEnthusiasts #ArtAppreciation #ArtEducation to connect with other art lovers and discover more about this incredible artist.

Watch the full video now and let us know which of Dali's works is your favorite in the comments below! 👇

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2023/04/04
00:54 UTC

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Why Did Art Flourish During The Tang Dynasty? (2022) In the 1960s, archaeologists working in China unsealed a 1200-year-old tomb. Its walls were covered in magnificent murals - an unprecedented glimpse into life during the Tang dynasty. This documentary tells the fascinating story of a great Empire.

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2023/04/02
02:45 UTC

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A Wanderer's Mind (2023) Interview with Artist Julie Poitras Santos - Julie Poitras Santos is a Portland-based artist, writer and curator. Her site-specific art practice includes video, text, installation, and public projects that include a walking component.

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2023/03/31
13:07 UTC

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Messages from Bhupen Khakhar (1983)

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2023/02/27
12:22 UTC

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Bad Ideas: The Rhythm Series (2023)

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2023/02/27
05:06 UTC

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"girl with a snow leopard" heir boots, 2023, oil on canvas . fun time-lapse of a girl with a snow leopard painting

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2023/02/27
03:03 UTC

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"A Civilization placed in a Miller's Planet Orbiting the Blackhole Gargantua" concept art. Progress pics given alongside.

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2023/02/22
16:20 UTC

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"To Be Aware" (2023) Daniel Minter is an acclaimed artist known for his work in painting and assemblage. His overall body of work often deals with themes of displacement and diaspora, ordinary/extraordinary blackness, spirituality in the Afro-Atlantic world, and the (re)creation of the meanings...

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2023/02/17
18:35 UTC

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The Counter-Revolutionary art of Caravaggio (2023)

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2023/02/04
09:00 UTC

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"I Want to Make an Environment for You" (2023)- Interview with Artist Cynthia Thompson of Transformit - I have always thought that artists, and their art, mature and grow throughout their lifetimes. Now, after many years of art making, I realize that what was there in my heart when I was young...

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2023/02/03
14:04 UTC

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How to Understand Modern Art (with Arthur Schopenhauer) (2020) Interesting though I don't really agree. I'm in the "Art is Not a Mirror Held Up To Reality, But a Hammer With Which to Shape It," school. At best abstract expressionism is just doodles.

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2023/01/25
15:37 UTC

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The Banksy Interviews: Creating A Street Art Revolution | The Rise Of Outlaw Art | Perspective (2022)

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2023/01/15
11:37 UTC

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A short documentary on an intense immersive art experiment, set up at the Bombay Beach Biennale in 2019.

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2023/01/14
07:16 UTC

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"Lawrence Hardy's Golden Hour" (2023) Lawrence Hardy is a self taught photographer. He discovered his obsession with photography shortly after kicking a 9-plus-year opiate addiction. He started taking photos with just his iPhone, then worked his way to film...

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2023/01/10
15:50 UTC

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The Landscapes of Edvard Munch (2022)

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2022/12/27
06:09 UTC

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"A Profile of Infinity" (2021) - It is curious that I started off intending to do a series of paintings exploring the meanderings of fungi and instead I ended up in the cosmos. - Alison "Wooly" Hildreth

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2022/12/09
14:26 UTC

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Peter Paul Rubens - a riot of colors and flesh. The artist's paintings.

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2022/12/05
16:52 UTC

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Why Martin Creed's Work No. 88 is important (2022)

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2022/12/03
15:11 UTC

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Peter Paul Rubens - a riot of colors and flesh. The artist's paintings.

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2022/11/30
07:46 UTC

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Zhang Daqian: The "Picasso From The East" (2021) - Century Masters | Perspective [00:51:13]

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2022/11/29
12:15 UTC

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John Everett Millais. History painting, landscapes, portraits of the artist.

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2022/11/25
10:37 UTC

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