Seeing is to painting what listening is to politics. Survival as an artist demands both. Paint Until Dawn is a documentary on art in the life of James Gahagan (1927-1999), who painted all night to push the limits of vision. His life and thought reveal a correlation between art and activism through an interesting angle: the creative process itself.
The life and art of Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Explores the life and work of Edgar Degas and how his style, though realistic, developed from a traditional base and was influenced by the cafe society of Paris. Discusses his interest in the human form and how he portrays women as real people engaged in mundane activities. Presents many original paintings, drawings and prints to show Degas' favourite settings--the ballet class, racecourse, railway--and to explain his innovative use of the camera.
Edgardo is a frustrated artist turned cab driver in Buenos Aires, who spends his messy nocturnal life in shady dumps, that distract him from his otherwise constant self-loathing. When he turns fifty, he decides to look for Salvador, his son. His life will take an unexpected turn when he meets Gala, a transvestite tango singer that will bring back Edgardo's inspiration and passion for art.
In Edo-era Japan, a ukiyo-e artist languishes in his master’s shadow. Creatively stifled, he finds consolation in the company of a prostitute, and becomes entangled in a love triangle. A mystery emerges involving two portraits and the sudden disappearance of the artist Sharaku. Helmed by Cannes-selected director Tatsuji Yamazaki, the film employs kabuki-inspired sequences and stylised sets.
As an old labor robot in a city factory within a gigantic dome causes an accident, it discovers a drawing tools. With the tools, the robot begins to draw everywhere it moves around. A lazy guard who takes care of, and watches the dome gets to see the robot's drawings.
Latvian painter Boriss Bērziņš talks about life and art in his workshop. A documentary that was awarded "Lielais Kristaps" for best debut.
A portrait of the American artist Ray Johnson (1927-1995), based on a personal interpretation of Johnson’s avant-garde strategies, using the telephone and the internet as primary sources for sound and image.
The film tells the story of James Morrison’s early years, painting the tenements of Glasgow, through to his dramatic encounter with a polar bear while painting melting icebergs in North West Greenland. As the artist struggles with imposing blindness, the film follows James, as he prepares for what turned out to be his last ever public exhibition at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh in January 2020.
A young artist has a tragic accident but lives one dreamy last day visiting all the people in her life in New York City.
Some people collect family albums. Sarmīte Sīle, an accomplished arts scholar, takes a nude photo of herself every ten years. Behind this unique series of nude photos that span a lifetime, is her story.
Jim Dine at work and at home. Includes footage of Dine discussing his life, his artistic development, and what is called "ugly" in his work. Examines a number of Dine's works from different periods, including his tie paintings, tool paintings, palettes, collages, and "happenings," and considers Dine's concern with objects in his work.
Moving out from under the shadow of her artist brother Augustus John, Gwen John moved to Paris in 1903, working as an artist's model until becoming the mistress of famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. After Rodin's death, she concentrated on her work as an artist, rivalling her brother's reputation with her own expressive portraits.
Documentary about Colombian artist Ana Mercedes Hoyos, which deals with slavery and Afro-Caribbean cultures.
An unnamed graffiti artist produces a new piece in the biting cold of Minneapolis. Despite the illegality of his medium and the harshness of his environment, the film captures why the artist chooses to create on his own terms.
The documentary, made by the students of RUFA documentary course, followed Alice Pasquini for many months, resuming her pictorial interventions, interviewing friends and family, collecting archival material and participating in meetings for the realization of the book. The flow of images is a sort of specific itinerary that Alice Pasquini takes when she decides to give form and substance to what her mind imagines.