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European Artists

Picasso: The Man and His Work. Part 1, 1881-1937.

Starting in 1896, when he was only 15, this program traces Picasso's artistic development, exploring his work as a youth, from the Blue period to the Pink period and his first steps into Cubism in 1906. Picasso then moved on to the Chrysteline period where he went from analytical to synthetic Cubism until entering his Neoclassical period in 1918. Culminates with the painting of his masterpiece "Guernica" in 1937. c1986, 45 min.

Picasso: The Man and His Work. Part 2, 1938-1973.

This film chronicles the later years of Pablo Picasso's life starting from 1938 and ending in 1973 with his death. Through the war years, Picasso's work moved on to include ceramics, sculpture, pottery and graphics. The period from 1946-1973 is made up primarily of home movies, showing his relationships with his children and the women in his life, and emphasizing the enormous amount of work he accomplished during the last 20 years of his life. c1986. 45 min.

[Bacon, Francis] Sir Francis Bacon (Portrait of an Artist)

This program follows Francis Bacon, widely regarded as the greatest British painter of the twentieth century, from his studio, where he starts work every day at dawn, to his favorite drinking club, and gambling joint in Soho and explores how his way of life affects his vision of the world. c1985. 55 min.

[Bernini, Gian Lorenzo] Bernini Architect.

Although Bernini is seen by history as primarily a scuptor, more than any other architect in Rome, he restored the city from a dowdy medieval town to the Eternal City. In his architectural designs he had some Renaissance jewels to guide him, such as the work of Michelangelo and many ancient monuments. He was a classicist in the Roman tradition, but he combined elements in new original ways, marking his buildings with the signature of his genius. This video explores many of his most important projects for buildings and city planning which form much of the character of modern Rome. 1997.

[Beuys, Joseph] Beuys zu Ehren (In Honour of Beuys.) (Inter Nationes dokumentarfilm.)

Shows a large exhibition by seventy artists -- sculptors, painters, performance and object artists -- to honour Joseph Beuys in the Municipal Gallery in the Lenbach Villa in Munich. Presents works by Beuys but also reflects the work of his friends, colleagues and pupils. 1986. 44 min.

[Beuys, Joseph] Joseph Beuys' Public Dialogue

Lecture by the famed German artist Joseph Beuys in his first public appearance in the United States. In this lecture which marks the first broad exposure of Beuy's ideas to Americans, he outlines his political and artistic philosophies and then invites audience members onstage to challenge and discuss each point with him. Filmed at the New School for Social Research on January 11, 1974. 120 min.

[Beuys, Joseph] Joseph Beuys, Transformer.

The German artist Joseph Beuys, known for his unusual use of organic and peculiar materials in his iconoclastic sculptures and mystifying performances, speaks about the forms and philosophy of his art while working on the installation of his influential solo exhibition at New York's Guggenheim Museum in 1979. 60 min.

[Bing, Siegfried] Mr. Bing and l'art nouveau.

Focuses on the life of Siegfried Bing, French industrialist, art dealer, collector and sponsor who is credited as the inspiration and force behind the art movement known as art nouveau, who promoted and exhibited the works of artists as diverse as Munch and Toulouse-Lautrec. 2004. 52 min.

[Bonnard, Pierre] Pierre Bonnard: In Search of Pure Colour. (Portrait of an Artist; 19)

Examines the work of Bonnard through paintings gathered for a major retrospective at the Paris Centre Pompidou. Gives a fascinating glimpse of a seaside outing, the only existing record of the period just before his death. 55 min. c1984.

[Bosch, Hieronymus] Hieronymus Bosch.

Describes the life and work of Hieronymus Bosch, who lived from the mid-fifteenth century until 1516. Discusses the social, political and religious influences of his day and how they were reflected as themes in his paintings. The film also stresses Bosch's concern with the psyche and the bitter vision of the ways in which man sins. Particular focus on artworks collected by Philip II and housed in the Prado Museum. c1994. 38 min.