How to Look at A Painting

How to Look at A Painting

DVD - 2014
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Hosted by curator and author of the bestselling book of the same name, Justin Paton takes viewers on an adventure through museums and artists' workshops in hopes of providing a fresh and exciting new perspective on how to truly appreciate and better understand the world of painting.
Publisher: [Silver Spring, Maryland] :, Athena,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781621722854
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 288 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + viewer's guide (10 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm)

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Sep 18, 2018

Unlike the some other people posting on this DVD I do enjoy "the modern crap" and found the narrator's take on the work being shown. I was not able to get through much of the series though because it became tedious seeing one episode after another. Still, I think it is worth looking into and I may return in the future to watch a couple at a time.

Jun 15, 2016

The first episode of this series is somewhat off-putting: who is this presenter, and why am I supposed to care about his childhood reminiscences? He's no Sister Wendy; more like a character from Flight of the Concords. But there are some refreshing glimpses of contemporary art and artists. If that's your jam, you'll enjoy.

Apr 21, 2015

The episodes make Art History seem interesting. However, there's too much repetition of the imagery viewers see.

PSALOW Feb 06, 2015

This DVD set was mistitled. The title should have been - "About 5 boring hours of really crappy art....
mostly from New Zealand"!
Don't waste your time as I did.

Nov 22, 2014

Don't bother, unless this modern crap is something you can stand.


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