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School's Out: Selftaught Artists
Item Number:
LSV 1882660188-DVD
$39.95      $31.96
28 min.
Closed Caption:
L & S Video
Self-taught Artists is a category of painters who never attended art school. These three artists create paintings because they were compelled to do so.

The work of these artists is straight from the heart, excluding any formal training or established techniques. Therefore, there is a purity of expression in the art which makes it unique and riveting.

In the video, each artist's art and life is explored with the insightful commentary of several guests: Lee Kogan, Director of the Folk Art Institute, Museum of American Folk Art; Roger R. Ricco, of the Ricco/Maresca Gallery; Jane Kallir, Co-Director of Galerie St. Etienne, NY; Bob Greenberg, Collector.

The artists' stories are brought to life by the vivid narrations of Priscilla Pointer, Ossie Davis, and Geoffrey Holder. Viewers get to listen to the artists through the portrayals of these noted, professional actors.

Throughout the video, there are discussions meant to help define the term Self-taught Artist, and the differences between Folk Art and so called Outsider Art are explored. Parallels are drawn between the work of these artists and the art movements of their times, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, and the other modern art schools.

Qualities that each of these artists have conveyed are self-confidence and a basic belief in what they were doing was meaningful. The video offers an inspiring, uplifting, yet "down to earth" account of these three important American Artists.

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