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American Art 1785-1926: Seven Artist Profiles

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This DVD contains seven video presentations on American artists of the 19th century. A 32-page viewer's guide accompanying the DVD includes a biography of each artist and reproductions of featured works. Separate video segments, each under 30 minutes, explore the lives and careers of John James Audubon, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran, John F.

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00:30
American Art 1785-1926: Seven Artist Profiles

Seeing Color: Object, Light, Observer (2004)

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Examines the question: What is color? Takes viewers inside the galleries and conservation labs of the National Gallery of Art, to painting studios in New York and Washington, and to a high school physics classroom to explore color as both an aesthetic and physical phenomenon.

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00:27
Seeing Color: Object, Light, Observer

Forward, 54th! (2013)

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Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, the play Forward, 54th! was commissioned by the National Gallery of Art in 2013 in honor of the exhibition Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial. The Gallery staged 24 performances between September 2013 and March 2014.

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Middle
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00:32
Forward, 54th!

Making Art (2010)

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This DVD collection of six video presentations filmed in studios, laboratories, and museum galleries provides rare behind-the-scenes experiences. It introduces art elements, such as color and perspective; demonstrates artistic techniques ranging from sculpture to printmaking; and studies conservation issues related to art objects.

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02:27
Making Art

Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns (2015)

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Since the Middle Ages, artists have used metalpoint to create some of the most beautiful and technically accomplished drawings ever made. Interest in the medium peaked during the Renaissance when it was embraced by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Albrecht Dürer. Revived in the nineteenth-century, metalpoint continues to be practiced today.

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00:10
Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns

Edward Hopper (2011)

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Hopper, one of America's most admired artists, captured the shared realities of American life with poignancy and enigmatic beauty. His iconic images, set in unexceptional places, reveal the poetry of quiet, private moments.

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00:30
Edward Hopper