New DVDs at Howard Gardens Library

Artland USA – Series 1

All eight episodes from the first series of the art show presented by Charlie Luxton and Mame McCutchin. The hosts journey across America in an RV, making stops to see museums and architecture and to meet with artists. Some of the highlights from this series include a meeting with Cheeta, the world’s oldest chimpanzee, who enjoys painting, and a visit to the new Millennium Park, along with locations such as San Diego, Las Vegas, Marfa, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Shelter Island, Boston and Vinalhaven.

Artland USA  – Series 2

All eight episodes from the second series of the art show presented by Toby Amies and Mame McCutchin. The hosts journey across America, making stops to see museums and architecture and to meet with artists. This series features Mount Rushmore and Robert Smithson’s earthwork Spiral Jetty in the Great Salt Lake with locations including Key West, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Napa Valley, Crater Lake National Park, Vancouver and Anchorage

Titian

Titian, one of the undisputed masters, has proven to have a long lasting and strong influence on the development of Western art. Comments by John Berger, Charles Hope, Tom Phillips, Katya Berger, John Lessore, Jill Dunkerton, Ray Richardson, Amanda Bradley and others explore the reasons for the enduring power and abiding attraction of TItian’s paintings and discuss his life and works

Leonardo with Tim Marlow

Art historian Tim Marlow presents this documentary on the works of Leonardo da Vinci. An Italian Renaissance artist, Leonardo was a pioneer of portraiture and historical scenes. In addition, he was knowledgeable in many other subjects including science, engineering and music. The programme discusses a selection of his works which comprise the ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘The Last Supper’, ‘The Annunciation’, ‘Ginevra de’Benci’, ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’ and ‘St. John the Baptist’

Modern Art : a complete guide

Herbert Kline’s Oscar-nominated documentary (narrated by Orson Welles) about the experience of modern art. Features accounts of all the great stylistic developments of the 20th century and footage of many great artists at work in their studios. Originally known under the title ‘The Challenge – A Tribute to Modern Art’

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