Framing the Artists: Artists & Art in Film & Television Volume 1
Format: Book
Keywords: film
Number of Pages: 22
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
City Produced/Published: Chicago
Reference Number: OS.28384.VA
Location: Oversized Stacks
Acquisition Date: 6/6/2017
Copies: 2
Collection: John Burtle
Donated By: John Burtle

"Fictional representations of art and biographical films about dead artists are common in mainstream media, despite the lack of concern with living visual artists and their projects. So what do these representations reveal to us about artists and their work? Many depictions center on artists’ unusual behavior, love affairs, or self-destruction through drugs and alcohol. Jokes about not being able to understand modern art are endless. Very few biographies of actual or fictive artists seriously attempt to consider the artist’s creative process in a nuanced way. Framing The Artists is an overview of many examples of these characterizations. Our reviews are but a few examples of portrayals of artists and their work in film and television. We watched hundreds of hours of video and concede that our research barely scratched the surface.” -Temporary Services

- JK 6.6.17