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Piet Mondrian (2004)

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This program presents a biography and visual analysis of Piet Mondrian's major works. Piet Mondrian tested the limits of abstraction in his art. By radically simplifying composition and color, Mondrian sought to express only the universal absolutes that underlie reality, rather than reproducing images of real objects.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:50
Piet Mondrian

Francis Bacon (2004)

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Irish-born to English parents, Francis Bacon originally settled in London to build a name for himself as a furniture designer. Quickly turning away from this path, he switched to painting and almost immediately began getting recognition for his new interest.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:50
Francis Bacon

Marcel Duchamp (2004)

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This program presents a biography plus images of Duchamp's greatest works. Born in 1887 in France, Marcel Duchamp -- painter, sculptor and author -- was associated with Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism, though he avoided any strict alliances. Duchamp's early works were post-Impressionist in style, though he eventually turned toward the avant-garde.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:50
Marcel Duchamp

Andy Warhol (2004)

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This program presents a biography plus images of Warhol's greatest works. In the early 1960s, Warhol's first Pop paintings -- many of which remain icons of 20th-century art such as the Campbell's Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe screenprints -- catapulted him to fame.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:50
Andy Warhol

The Soul of a Man: A Film by Wim Wenders (2003)

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Director Wim Wenders looks at the dramatic tension in the blues between the sacred and the profane by exploring the music and lives of three of his favorite artists: Skip Blues, Blind Wille Johnson and J.B. Lenoir.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:07
The Soul of a Man: A Film by Wim Wenders

Red, White & Blues: A Film by Mike Figgis (2003)

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During the 1960s, the UK was the location for a vibrant social revolution. The post-war traditional jazz and folk revival movements sowed the seeds- in fertile musical ground - for the roots of a new kind of blues music, entirely influenced by the authentic black blues of the United States.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:06
Red, White & Blues: A Film by Mike Figgis

The Road to Memphis: A Film by Richard Pearce and Robert Kenner (2003)

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Director Richard Pearce traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B.B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues. Pearce takes us on the road and behind the scenes with Memphis blues veterans Bobby Rush and Rosco Gordon. Features original performances by B.B. King, Bobby Rush, Rosco Gordon, Ike Turner, Rev.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
001:59
The Road to Memphis: A Film by Richard Pearce and Robert Kenner

Warming by the Devil's Fire: A Film by Charles Burnett (2003)

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Charles Burnett explores his own past as a young boy who was shuttled back and forth between Los Angeles and Mississippi, torn between and uncle who loved the blues and a mother who believed the blues was the devil's music.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:46
Warming by the Devil's Fire: A Film by Charles Burnett

Godfathers and Sons: A Film by Marc Levin (2003)

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Hip-hop legend Chuck D (of Public Enemy) and Marshall Chess (son of Leonard Chess and heir to the Chess Records legacy) return to Chicago to explore the heyday of Chicago blues as they unite to produce music that seeks to bring veteran blues players together with contemporary hip-hop musicians such as Common and members of The Rods.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:13
Godfathers and Sons: A Film by Marc Levin

Piano Blues: A Film by Clint Eastwood (2003)

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Director - and piano player - Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of historical acts as well as interviews and performances by legends such as Ray Charles, Fats Domino, and Dr. John.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:25
Piano Blues: A Film by Clint Eastwood

Feeling Like Going Home: A Martin Scorsese Production (2003)

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Director Martin Scorsese winds his way from the banks of the Niger River in Mali to the cotton fields and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta to trace the origins of the blues in a lyrical combination of original performances (including Corey Harris, Willie King, Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo', Otha Turner, Habib Koite, Salif Keita, and Alo Fark Toure) and rare archival footage.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:50
Feeling Like Going Home: A Martin Scorsese Production

Salvador Dali (2004)

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This program presents a biography plus images of Dali's greatest works. Born in Spain in 1904, Salvador Dali was one of the 20th century's most controversial and celebrated artists. He is best known for his involvement in the Surrealist movement due to such paintings as The Persistence of Memory, although the leaders of the movement later denounced Dali as overly commercial.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:50
Salvador Dali

Yeti's Color Splurge

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A game about colors for small children. The Yeti wants to color up his white surroundings - fortunately, he discovers a color lab.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
Content Area: 
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
10 min.
Yeti's Color Splurge

Patrick

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Patrick is a story told without words of a man who buys a violin from a peddler selling all kinds of wares. This violin proves to be a very special instrument indeed.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:07
Patrick

The Story of Movies: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (2006)

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This middle school program features the classic film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939, dir. Frank Capra), for in-depth study. The lessons and activities, with multiple cross-curricular connections, introduce students to what a movie is, the filmmaking process, film Language and elements of style, and the historical and cultural context of the movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
01:40
The Story of Movies: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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