Volume 3 in the six-part Strokes of Genius series featured on PBS in 1984. Introduction by Dustin Hoffman from the studio of Willem de Kooning.
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The Power of art series, hosted by Simon Schama (displayed below), are a series of visual arts documentaries on some key artists through the course of history. This particular series focuses on the work and life of the Modernist painter Mark Rothko. The documentary is broken up into four parts on YouTube (listed below), it follows Rothko’s life and work up until his untimely death, and also explores the everlasting impact that the artist and his work have had on artists and the art going public alike. I have watched this particular episode of the series several times and find it to be excellent, it always sparks something in my own creative practice. Hope you enjoy it.
Part one: http://youtu.be/NHsDeiV-QAs
Part two: http://youtu.be/k5cNnvp4_QI
Part three: http://youtu.be/MP5zoAgAlbE
Part four: http://youtu.be/xXOKlhmq0K8