Visual Arts History

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Watercolor as Fine Art
From, produced by Jill Poyerd Fine Art
Is your perception of watercolor painting accurate or tainted by common stereotypes and misconceptions? In this short video, artist Jill Poyerd reveals the truth about the medium’s status as a fine art. (10:31)
December 17, 2015 at 03:42 PM
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The Last New Century: American Art from 1880-1920
From, produced by Sullivan Goss
This six-minute video looks back to the beginning of the Last New Century and uses famous art works to show the a relationship between the contemporary art world and those from earlier ones, especially the Hudson River Valley School. A quality video ... [more]
February 19, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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Great Paintings and Classical Music, Together
From YouTube, produced by Larry Sanger
View brief (15-20 second) pairings of great paintings with great classical music: Michelangelo with Mozart, Renoir with Chopin, Gainsborough with Mendelssohn, Raphael with Bach, Da Vinci with Beethoven, Degas with Tchaikovsky, etc.  Over 50 such pair... [more]
March 26, 2011 at 04:00 PM
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Art for Kids: Meet 10 Famous Paintings and Artists
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This video clip shows 10 famous paintings and the artists that painted them. It provides information such as the title of the painting and when the painting was created. (3:14)
April 5, 2013 at 08:59 PM
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The Evolution of Watercolor - A Closer Look
From YouTube, produced by Jill Poyerd Fine Art
The history of watercolor in its various forms dates back far beyond what most people think. Through the eyes of an artist, viewers trace watercolor’s roots from early cave paintings, to Michelangelo, to the Impressionists, and into the 20th century.... [more]
December 17, 2015 at 03:44 PM
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A Brief History of Mosaic Art
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"'Decoration with small square stones'...the root of "mosaic" is the Medieval Latin "musaicum," meaning "work of the Muses,". Mosaics first appear in the eastern world, and can be traced to Chaldea, Syria and Byzantium. Mosaics are often associated w... [more]
September 22, 2012 at 08:57 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
Art Depicting Children
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This video is set to beautiful music and shows Master works of Art depicting children. There is no text or naration to describe the images or to state the artist that created the image. A PowerPoint type presentation. (2:26)
July 11, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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Carmen Sandiego and The Stolen Smile Show
An animated show in which Carmen steals parts of famous artwork to try to create her own personal masterpiece. She steals eyes from a Van Gogh painting. She steals a nose from a Picasso painting. And, of course, she steals the smile from Da Vinci's f... [more]
February 19, 2010 at 02:24 AM
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What Art Tells Us About Gender
From YouTube, produced by The Art Assignment
There is a huge range of ways that gender has been understood and represented in the history of art. We look at a few examples that show us gender is a concept that has never been fixed: Hermaphroditos by the ancient Greeks, Titian's Venus of Urbino,... [more]
May 24, 2019 at 06:06 AM
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What This Year's Whitney Biennial Says About Contemporary American  Art
From YouTube, produced by PBS Newshour
The biennial exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art represents a big moment for contemporary art, featuring some of its biggest names. While works tackle various major social and political issues of the moment, they tend to do so in a way that... [more]
July 26, 2019 at 06:34 AM
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