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ART 196E Picturing Art in Film and Video

Course Description: The art of cinema can also be the cinema of art, that is, movies made about art and artists. This course focuses on the last fifty years of American art seen through films and videos produced up to the present time. Analysis of the a wide range of filmic approaches contrasts biographical dramas such as Pollock and Basquiat with classic documentaries such as Painters Painting, experimental narratives like Downtown 81 (with Jean-Michel Basquiat), or hybrid documentaries such as Charlie Ahearn's Artist Portrait Videos. The primary focus is the evolution of art and artist's studio practice.


3 credits