Like Us!

Worth Watching
  • Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
    Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
    A fascinating and highly entertaining look at one of the most important families of the Renaissance era--the Medici.
  • Sister Wendy - The Complete Collection (Story of Painting / Grand Tour / Odyssey / Pains of Glass)
    Sister Wendy - The Complete Collection (Story of Painting / Grand Tour / Odyssey / Pains of Glass)

    “Sister Wendy Beckett has transformed public appreciation of art through her astonishing knowledge, insight and passion for painting and painters.” This set includes Sister Wendy's Story of Painting, Sister Wendy's Odyssey, and Sister Wendy's Grand Tour. Simultaneously delightful and scholarly--this is a must have for anyone interested in art history.

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
    Exit Through the Gift Shop
    When British stencil artist Banksy traveled to Los Angeles to work, he came across obscure French filmmaker Thierry Guetta and his badly organized collection of videotapes involving the activities of graffiti artists. Inspired, Banksy assembled them with new footage to create this talked-about documentary, and the result is a mind-boggling and odd film (so strange as to be thought a hoax by some) about outsider artists and the definition of art itself.
  • The Impressionists
    The Impressionists
    A dramatization of the Impressionist movement as seen through the eyes of Claude Monet. Highly entertaining and informative.
  • The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution
    The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution
    A very personal and revealing look at the personalities that created Impressionism.

Entries in Color Field Painting (2)

Tuesday
Jul022013

Ellsworth Kelly - The Hard Edge

Ellsworth Kelly - Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance VI - 1951 - Cut-and-pasted color-coated paper and pencil on four sheets of black paper - 37 1/4 x 37 1/4" (94.6 x 94.6 cm) Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), New YorkIn “Hard-edge painting”, abrupt transitions are found between color areas, the latter of which are often made up of one unvarying color. The Hard-edge painting style is related to several of the abstract postmodern movements. Ellsworth Kelly (born 1923) is an American artist associated with hard-edge painting, as well as with Color Field painting, and Minimalism. His works demonstrate unassuming techniques that emphasize the simplicity of form.
Monday
May062013

Mmmmm......Rothko Toast!

The latest tasty available at SFMOMA’s café on Third Street, in San FranciscoMark Rothko, No. 14, 1960, 1960; painting; oil on canvas, 114 1/2 in. x 105 5/8 in. (290.83 cm x 268.29 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Helen Crocker Russell Fund purchase; © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkRussian born Mark Rothko (1903-1970) was--and remains--one of the most famous postmodern American artists. His works introduced contemplative introspection into the post-World War II Abstract Expressionist school. Using color as the sole means of expression led to the development of Color Field painting. And Now...“Behold: Rothko toast, the latest artsy menu item SFMOMA's café on Third Street. Like the work that inspired it ("No. 14, 1960") the toast features two tones of color (apricot butter and wild blueberry jam).