This fascinating exploration of the creative process follows one of Australia's leading contemporary artists, Ben Quilty, as he completes one of his most challenging art works.
In this film, Simon Schama explores the complex motivations behind some of our most intriguing self-portraits, looking at what they say about both the creative minds of the artists who produced them and the human condition. From Tracy Emin's bed, a relic of our confessional age, to Lucien Freud's searing examinations of his ageing body, the film explores how all self-portraits stand on a knife-edge between self-indulgence and self-scrutiny. Schama explores the daring first glimmers of self-portraiture in a 13th-century manuscript, and how the incarceration of artist Gerlach Flicke led to the creation of the first English self-portrait that looks us straight in the eye. He shows how the frustrated potential of artist Isaac Fuller led to a self-portrait of unprecedented poignancy, and how the romantic imagination of Samuel Palmer created works of visionary beauty. Laura Knight's use of her own image to defy the male-dominated art establishment, and William Orpen's painted search for his own identity during World War I reflect the complex motivations that have driven artists to make themselves the subject of their work. Visiting the hundreds of figures that make up Antony Gormley's monumental sculpture Another Place, Schama reflects on this collective self-portrait that inspires us all to contemplate our place in the world.
In part one of this new two-part series, comedian Hannah Gadsby takes a close look at one of the most enduring subjects in western art history, the nude.
Fewer than 4 percent of New Zealand's population are Maori language speakers. Three teenagers from rural town Waipu have become unlikely heroes in the fight to preserve the indigenous language by making heavy metal inspired by Maori history.
Focuses on the life of Jill Bilcock, one of the world's leading film artists and Academy Award nominated film editor. Features commentary from Cate Blanchett, Baz Luhrmann and Rachel Griffiths.
To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts.
This documentary celebrates 100 years of the famous character Tarzan from print and in film. Featuring in-depth discussions with current and past actors in the Tarzan franchise: Christopher Lambert, Dennis Miller, Margot Robbie, Casper Van Dien, Alexander Skaarsgard and many more.
Michael Sheen joins art curator Gus Casely-Hayford on a moving journey back to his native South Wales in the footsteps of Josef Herman.
Prepare to have your opinion of John Constable turned on its head as Richard E Grant joins host Gus Casely-Hayford on a lively journey, walking the landscapes of one of the nation's greatest painters.
Actress and national treasure Miriam Margolyes joins art curator Gus Casley-Hayford on a jaw-dropping voyage of discovery, walking in the footsteps of the fisherman artist Alfred Wallis.
Filmed over two years, follow the meteoric rise of this all-male dance company. The film explores what it takes to turn eight individuals into one formidable company and follows the process from first auditions, through boot-camp training and creating work, right up to their performance in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Heart of Glass is a journey. A road trip through several countries on two continents in pursuit of a story. The story of a young glass blower with a singular talent: Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert. The film follows him in his daily life - working in the studio and on the road and reveals how passion can undo a tragic fate.
Francis Bacon was the loudest, rudest, drunkest, most sought-after British artist of the 20th century. Twenty-five years after his death, his canvases regularly exceed 40 million pounds at auction. Bacon's appeal is rooted in his notoriety - a candid image he presented of himself as Roaring Boy, Lord of Misrule and Conveyor of Artistic Violence. This was true enough, but only part of the truth. He carefully cultivated the facade, protecting the complex and haunted man behind the myth. In this unique, compelling film, those who knew him speak freely, some for the first time, to reveal the many mysteries of Francis Bacon.
Hawkes' early years with Cary Grant in Bringing up Baby and His Girl Friday, then later for Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall starring in To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep, and Rio Bravo with John Wayne.
Fritz Lang's career began in Germany with Metropolis and M; he then built a new career following the Nazi uprising, moved to Hollywood to become the king of film noir.
From Greta Garbo's Ninotchka, film noir classic Double Indemnity, to his Academy Award-winning classics Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard and The Apartment.
Hitchcock defined his own unique style of filmmaking from the early days of The 39 Steps and The Lodger to the Hollywood glamour of North by Northwest and Rear Window, to the terrifying Psycho and The Birds.
The Celluloid Domain is the brainchild of Sydney-based Zimbabwean-Australian filmmaker Paul Matereke. A year in the making, it centres on the Art Gallery of New South Wales' uniquely all-35mm film program and its exceptionally talented curator, Robert Herbert. A budding young artist, Paul explores Robert's 20-year career in the film industry and uses the knowledge gained to inform his own ambitions. Featuring interviews with Sydney locals and cinephiles, showcasing the immensely interesting world of Celluloid film. Much like the largely forgotten world of film projection, Robert represents a rare breed of people. His commitment to preserving the art of cinema is an inspiration to the younger generation of filmmakers, and highlights the significance of remembering and maintaining treasures of the past.
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