Interesting Art Links

Need to go down a rabbit hole of art stuff?

This is one of my  favorite  paintings ever,
and recently I was sent this link to
New Zealand On Screen –  Profiles – Philp Clairmont

philip clairmont the scared couch

Philip Clairmont the scarred couch

zina nicole lahr
Zina Nicole Lahr –  Creative compulsive disorder
Zandra Rhodes how to use a sketch book

Art Books
Art Movies

Art of Noise Colour Explosions
What music looks like in paint…

Getty Publications Free Virtual art books
I need a long long afternoon to browse this lot…

Art and Music collide in 70 Million by Hold Your Horses
This clip never fails to make me smile

Inspiring Movies for Artists, Designers and Art lovers

I found a link so you can watch Art and Copy online

This is an amazing Pinterest  art collection.
Belonging to NZ  visual art student Marisa Vodanovich. I love it.

Art Movies

girl with the pearl earing

I didn’t do art history at school, actually I didn’t do art  classes either but none of
this matters because of yay the internet and the library.

I haven’t quite watched them all yet,  it’s a work
in progress. Of the ones I have seen, I loved some, was challenged by others,
sometimes I  found myself in tears, or with my nose pressed up to the telly.
But each time  there were connections and questions or inspiration.

Frida Kahlo    2002     Frida Kahlo
Pollock  2000  Jackson Pollock
Girl With a Pearl Earring 2003  Vemeer
Vincent and Theo 1990 Vincent Van Gogh
Basquiat  1996  Jean-Michel Basquiat
Modigliani 2004 Amedeo Clemente Modigliani
Seraphine  2008 Séraphine Louis
Artemisia 1997  Artemisia Gentileschi
Caravaggio  1986 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Klimt 2006 Klimt
My Left Foot 1989 Christy Brown
Fur an Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus 2006
The Horses Mouth 1958 Comedy
Carrington 1995 Dora Carrington
Miss Potter 2006 Beatrix Potter
The Cook, the Thief his wife and her  lover 1989 (I have heard this one is a bit gross – well that’s one way to describe it!)
Exit Through the Gift Shop 2010 Banksy
Bagdad Café (also known as Out of Rosenheim) 1987  Comedy
The Wolf at the Door  1986 Paul Gauguin
Waiting for Hockney 2008
Mr Turner 2015
Woman in Gold
Gerhard Richter Painting 2011


Documentaries and Mini Series
The Impressionists BBC – loved it!
Palin on Art  Hammershoi – Anne Redpath – The Scottish Colourists
Apples Pear Paint
The Big Picture

help me make this list longer…

Mr Turner

We have been looking forward to seeing Mr Turner  for months, so imagine our surprise
when it was released and we could only find it at two theaters in Auckland.
J. M. W. Turner artist and  master of light and colour,
the link below is a great write up of his life and the why of his art by
Meryle Secrest  JMW Turner Snow Storm on View
I think she gives a great overview his motivations.

JMW Turner Snow Storm - Steam Boat off a Harbours Mouth 1842






Turner had himself tied to the mast of the boat during a storm so he could
experience  it first hand.

If you want to see a well made, excellently acted, fantastically detailed and beautifully
shot film about a seemingly obtuse man who painted miracles – Mr Turner is for you.

There is a  detailed Turner biography here