Fine Arts

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Arcimboldo, 1526-1593: Nature and Fantasy (2010)

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The inventive and amusing paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo dazzled the courts of Europe. His imaginative combinations of fruits, vegetables, and flowers create allegorical portraits of emperors and witty caricatures of their courtiers, which won him the highest artistic honors bestowed by the Holy Roman Empire.

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High
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00:30
Arcimboldo, 1526-1593: Nature and Fantasy

Gaugin: Maker of Myth (2011)

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More than one hundred works by Paul Gauguin—including many of his most sumptuous, appealing colorful images—appear in Gauguin: Maker of Myth, the first major exhibition of his work in the United States in twenty years.

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High
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00:29
Gaugin: Maker of Myth

George Bellows (2012)

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Arriving in New York in 1904, George Bellows depicted America on the move. In a 20-year career cut short by his untimely death at age 42, he painted the rapidly growing city of New York, its bustling crowds, skyscrapers, and awe-inspiring construction projects, as well as its bruising boxers, street urchins, and citizens hard at work or enjoying their leisure.

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High
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00:29
George Bellows

Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape (2012)

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Celebrated as one of the greatest modern artists, Joan Miró developed a visual language that reflected his vision and energy in a variety of styles across many media. This film examines the impact on Miró's career, of the Spanish Civil War, the fascism of the Franco regime, and the events of World War II, as well as Miró's sense of Spanish—specifically Catalan—identity.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:32
Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape