"Painting in the Dark: The Struggle for Art in A World Obsessed with Popularity" is the long overdue follow up to the Long Game Parts 1 & 2 which looked at the creative ups and downs of Leonardo da Vinci.
In this new video essay, I've taken a look at the forgotten difficult years of another celebrated artist and wondered what it means for creative people working today.
THE LONG GAME PART 1: vimeo.com/84022735
THE LONG GAME PART 2: vimeo.com/87448006
Now available in French, German, Spanish & Portuguese!
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Portuguese Subtitles by Karla Fernandes vitaminak.com.br
Spanish Translation: Elena Pari tutsplus.com/authors/elena-pari
French Translation: Otiko Bagaturia
German Translation: Otiko Bagaturia
Written, Narrated, Directed and Edited by Adam Westbrook
With thanks to: Chris Oatley, Maike Venhofen, Cody Delistraty, Caroline Vanier, Jamie Norton
Patreon Beta Testers: Julianne McCartney, Kieron Tarrant, Japjeet Khalsa, Michael Pilosov, Robert Moran, Yiannis Volos, Chris Schaefer, Craig Warren, Brian Augsberger, Yaman, Hunter Reed, Matteo Rovatti.
"Lullaby" by _ghost ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/3631
"Famous Last Words" by Artemis Strong ccmixter.org/files/artemisstrong/7753
"Innocent Swim" by Dtseng ccmixter.org/files/dtseng/44161
Additional music by Audiojungle and Audionetwork
All works of Vincent Van Gogh in the Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
Images of T.S. Elliot and Julia Margaret Cameron by kind permission of the National Portrait Gallery, London
Image of Elizabeth Gilbert by Erik Charlton
Image of Naquib Mahfouz by Misr2009
Additional Footage provided by Videohive