David Hockney's Secret Knowledge on how in fact great artists used to create the canvases we know. Adds much to the ongoing discourse on academic art & drawing skills need nowadays as well as about worshipping craft rather than concept.
David.Hockneys Secret Knowledge 1st part of 2
"The Photographer" made on 1947 by Willard Van Dyke for the State Dept.
Video or DVD.
The subject was Edward Weston and part was shot in Carmel in the darkroom.
Some images on the Weston web site in the family album.
Art History Timeline is a brief 12 minute overview of the History Of Art representing 40,000 years of mark making by humans in our attempt to make sense of the world.
How to distill that effort into a mere 12.32 minutes was the ultimate challenge! Yes. Sacrifices were made [grin] Essential artists and the occasional [whole art period] were omitted along the way.
Consequently the attempt here is [more] to capture the spirit of art. The spirit of art that has pervaded good art across the millennia. The same art spirit that continues [today] to deliver a wellspring of inspiration and motivation to modern day artists around the world.
Art is [simply] everywhere. Look around you. Enjoy!