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Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery: Clip 6

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National Gallery
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"On film, the painting comes to life if you don’t see the wall, frame, or card to one side with the artist’s name, title, date and technical details. Then, the painting becomes an object. My aim was to suggest that the painting is alive and tells a story all of its own." Continue


Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery: Clip 10

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National Gallery
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"The aim in editing is to find a structure and rhythm, about which I have no preconceived ideas. My films are always a journey of discovery, unlike films of fiction that, without caricaturing the process, are shot according to stipulations in the script." Continue


Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery: Clip 7

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National Gallery
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"In National Gallery, contemporary life is strongly linked to the past." Continue


Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery: Clip 4

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National Gallery
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"...even if it’s relatively small-scale, it’s fascinating to explore all that goes on there, besides the interaction with the art." Continue


Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery: Clip 2

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National Gallery
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"I am primarily guided by circumstance. I want to film in the largest number of places possible, to capture contemporary life, in the time that is given to me to work and live." Continue


National Gallery: Adoring Saints

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National Gallery
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Journey to the heart of a London institution, with Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery. In this excerpt, a museum guide has visitors imagining themselves inside the painting The San Pier Maggiore Altarpiece, by Jacopo di Cione and workshop. Continue


National Gallery: Christina of Denmark

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National Gallery
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Journey to the heart of a London institution, with Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery. In this excerpt, a museum guide discusses the significance of the painting Christina of Denmark Duchess of Milan. Continue


National Gallery: The Virgin of the Rocks

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National Gallery
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Journey to the heart of a London institution, with Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery. In this excerpt, a curator from The National Gallery discusses what makes an exhibition magical. Continue


Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine – Preview

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PBS Arts
PBS


With pliers in hand, Nebraska artist Emery Blagdon fashioned pieces of wire into patterns and attached foil, beads, ribbons and cast-off items. He hung the creations in his rural Nebraska shed, creating an environment he believed could generate natural energy from the earth and heal the sick. Continue


A Look at the New Whitney Museum

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Architect Renzo Piano and museum director Adam Weinberg join Charlie to talk about the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Continue


Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery: Clip 11

Image of Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery: Clip 11
National Gallery
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"I don't like to read novels where the novelist tells me what to think about the situation and the characters. I prefer to discover for myself." Continue


Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery: Clip 8

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National Gallery
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"The eye is a central issue in cinema. National Gallery is therefore, through painting, constantly concerned by cinematic issues." Continue


Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery: Clip 5

Image of Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery: Clip 5
National Gallery
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"There is not a single human experience that is not covered by the artworks, and in greater depth than any exposé of power struggles within the institution could achieve. The paintings contain something of everything. From cruelty to tenderness, it’s all there!" Continue


Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery: Clip 3

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National Gallery
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"I thought of making a film about a museum at least 30 years ago" Continue


Frederick Wiseman: National Gallery: Clip 1

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National Gallery
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"My films are about institutions, the place is the star." Continue


National Gallery: The Finding of Moses

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National Gallery
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Journey to the heart of a London institution, with Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery. In this excerpt, a museum guide talks to a group of children about the painting The Finding of Moses, by Orazio Gentileschi, and about other "stories" in the museum. Continue


National Gallery: Christ in the House of Martha

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National Gallery
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Journey to the heart of a London institution, with Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery. In this excerpt, a National Gallery Museum expert contemplates the meaning behind the painting Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, by Diego Velázquez. Continue


Mel Leipzig: Everything is Paintable - Preview

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PBS Arts
PBS


View this touching and intimate profile of renowned realist painter Mel Leipzig, written and directed by his friend and neighbor Eric Schultz. In his late 70s, Leipzig continues to paint at a furious pace. Continue


May 8 Preview: The Whitney Museum of American Art

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the show this week, Architect Renzo Piano and director Adam Weinberg talk to Charlie about New York's new Whitney Museum of American Art. Continue


Mining the internet to compile found art

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


San Francisco artist Jenny Odell uses secondhand imagery from the internet to create otherworldly art pieces. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art Continue


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