Re: [Videolib] Source for old art films

Samantha Slade (slade@lasalle.edu)
Tue, 4 Dec 2007 09:32:30 -0500

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Hello again -- And thanks to everyone -- For their friendly welcomes and
help!

Going with Dennis' suggestion of obtaining a description of the films to
post here, my professor did send me the following information. Any help
is, once again, greatly appreciated!

"The films that I am interested in include one about Edouard Manet's
painting, The Railroad, which depicts a child and nanny sitting in front
of a railing with the train station somewhat visible behind. The narration
focuses on where Manet would have physically set up to paint the subject
based on the vantage point and his access. (I can't remember now if he was
in his friend's garden or if he had this view from his own studio.)

Either the same video or another focused on Gustave Caillebotte and the
position from which he would have painted Rainy Day Paris and (I think) Le
Pont de l'Europe.

One film focuses specifically on George Seurat's Sunday on the Island of
the Grand Jatte and Bathers at Asnieres. It went into the social issues of
the Island showing the Middle Class at leisure on Sunday versus the
workers on their day off Monday in Bathers. It also discussed vantage
points, preliminary sketches, techniques, the context for
Neo-impressionism and the Neo-impressionists' anarchist leanings.

The last film is about Toulouse-Lautrec. Phillip Dennis Cate of the
Zimmerli Art Museum and Richard Thompson were among the experts
interviewed. Judging by their appearances, the film must be at least
twenty years old. The film shows many artworks and features many
interviewees who discuss Lautrec's artistic choices and the context for
the compositions."

Cheers--
Samantha

Samantha Slade
Media/Digital Services Librarian
Connelly Library
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
215-951-1965
slade@lasalle.edu
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<br><tt><font size=2>Hello again -- And thanks to everyone -- For their
friendly welcomes and help!</font></tt>
<br>
<br><tt><font size=2>Going with Dennis' suggestion of obtaining a description
of the films to post here, my professor did send me the following information.
&nbsp;Any help is, once again, greatly appreciated!</font></tt>
<br>
<br><tt><font size=2>&quot;The films that I am interested in include one
about Edouard Manet's painting, <i>The Railroad</i>, which depicts a child
and nanny sitting in front of a railing with the train station somewhat
visible behind. The narration focuses on where Manet would have physically
set up to paint the subject based on the vantage point and his access.
(I can't remember now if he was in his friend's garden or if he had this
view from his own studio.)</font></tt>
<br>
<br><tt><font size=2>Either the same video or another focused on Gustave
Caillebotte and the position from which he would have painted <i>Rainy
Day Paris</i> and (I think) <i>Le Pont de l'Europe</i>.</font></tt>
<br>
<br><tt><font size=2>One film focuses specifically on George Seurat's <i>Sunday
on the Island of the Grand Jatte</i> and <i>Bathers at Asnieres</i>. It
went into the social issues of the Island showing the Middle Class at leisure
on Sunday versus the workers on their day off Monday in <i>Bathers</i>.
It also discussed vantage points, preliminary sketches, techniques, the
context for Neo-impressionism and the Neo-impressionists' anarchist leanings.</font></tt>
<br>
<br><tt><font size=2>The last film is about Toulouse-Lautrec. Phillip Dennis
Cate of the Zimmerli Art Museum and Richard Thompson were among the experts
interviewed. Judging by their appearances, the film must be at least twenty
years old. The film shows many artworks and features many interviewees
who discuss Lautrec's artistic choices and the context for the compositions.&quot;</font></tt>
<br>
<br><font size=2 face="sans-serif">Cheers--</font>
<br><font size=2 face="sans-serif">Samantha</font>
<br>
<br>
<br><font size=2 face="sans-serif">Samantha Slade<br>
Media/Digital Services Librarian<br>
Connelly Library<br>
La Salle University<br>
1900 West Olney Avenue<br>
Philadelphia, PA 19141<br>
215-951-1965<br>
slade@lasalle.edu</font>
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