Tuesday, February 25, 2014

INTERESTING ARTFUL YOUTUBE VIDEOS

I've come across a very nice series from Britain called the Art Forger.  I've watched several of the programs and like them all.  In it, the artist (and forger) John Myatt, takes 3 artists (usually an art student, an established artist, and a self-taught hobbyist) out into the field and has them paint (in acrylics) their version of the scene based on copying the style of a certain master (Monet, Hopper, Hockney, Van Gogh, etc.).  It's an interesting concept and fun to watch the artists try their best to do something totally outside their comfort zones.  And some good paintings are made when the artist "gets it" and stops fighting the process.  They only have 6 hours from start to finish.

It's called The Forger's Masterclass because Myatt actually spent time in Brixton Prison for art forgery.  They have discovered most of his paintings but not all of them.

If you want to start watching this, just go to Youtube and search for The Forger's Masterclass (I didn't think my link was working but you can find it easily this way).  There are 10 programs in all.

As for me today, I am planning on having my students come to watercolor class.  It's been weeks, due to horrible weather, since we've all met.  So keeping my fingers crossed for no last fling of Mother Nature's white dress our way today!






7 comments:

Katherine Harra said...

Rhonda, thank you so much for thinking to post information about this series: I have just watched the first episode, and know I look forward to seeing the rest. I'll be sharing the information with my artist friends. Quite interesting and educational.

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Rhonda, wow those are great videos. Thanks so much for sharing.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Are you getting warmer temps, Rhonda? We're below zero here again. Too cold to even snow!! Thanks for the tip on the videos!

Judith Farnworth Art said...

Think I've seen one of these here Rhonda or certainly something similar but will make some time to check the others out now, sounds fascinating!

RH Carpenter said...

I've watched all of them and wish there were more! Oh, well. Seems like there were more after number 10 but they've been deleted. Interesting and I learned a bit - I don't paint in acrylics but I'm always interested in seeing how people challenge themselves in things like this. Glad you all enjoyed them!

Sherry, cold cold cold and a winter storm coming our way, apparently :( Spring will come but I may not make it!!

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

I can't wait to watch these. Thanks so much for telling us about them. Now I have my weekend activity all set.

RH Carpenter said...

So glad you'll have something good to do this weekend while you're snowed and iced in again (as we will be, if the weather predictors are right about this one) = 5-8" of ice and snow??? Won't get out of my driveway until end of March!!!