RE: [Videolib] rhythmic painting?

Educational Partnership (edpartner@vmfa.state.va.us)
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 11:06:19 -0500

Speaking of McLaren and Lye, there is a great contmporary collection
from National Film Board of Canada called Volatile Materials that is
animation, much of it very painterly, that interprets jazz-like music.
The animators pay homage to McLaren and Lye and most pieces are
geometric/abstract.

Trent Nicholas
Coordinator of Statewide Media Resources
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4007
804/204-2681
edpartner@vmfa.museum

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[mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Dennis Doros
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 3:16 PM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] rhythmic painting?

Well, it's actually painting on film itself, but the far and away best
choice is easy. Norman McLaren's Begone Dull Care (with the side benefit
of a wonderful Oscar Peterson piano composition). It's my favorite film
to watch and as a matter of fact, just showed it to a young art student
last night. And then there's about five more from Norman and another lot
from Len Lye that are wonderful.

Dennis
Milestone F&V

On 11/10/07, Beasley, Sarah <beasleys@carnegielibrary.org> wrote:
> Help! I have a patron who is looking for videos that show painters
interpreting music on canvas. Ideally, the painter(s) would be working
in a geometric/abstract style. She wants something that shows how an
artist represents beats of rhythm as visual beats. Some phrases that
she used to describe what she is looking for are "action painting" (but
she doesn't want Jackson Pollack), "rhythmic painting," and "painting
and jazz." That last phrase came up with The Reality of Karel Appel,
but the painting style was not what she was looking for (and the music
does not have to be jazz).
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> Sarah
>
> Sarah Beasley, Manager
> Film & Audio Department
> Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
> 4400 Forbes Avenue
> Pittsburgh, PA 15213
> v. 412.622.1918
> f. 412.688.8677
> beasleys@carnegielibrary.org
>
>

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Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
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