Art and Design 1 x 60'
What is the nature of creativity in the visual arts? How do artists turn their ideas into art? What inspires them to work with particular media and on particular subjects? How have their ideas developed? In this series of short films we hear, in the words of the artists themselves, what they feel about their relationship to creativity, and what it means to them to be a visual artist.
In Drawing and Inspiration visual artists explain how they are inspired by many different things, the environment, the human figure, popular culture, memory, the energy and history of place. We discover how artists record images and ideas to use in their work and what sort of information they choose to store in their sketchbooks.
Art in Practice focuses on how artists develop their ideas and make pieces of work. We hear from sculptors, painters, designers, conceptual and video artists. They describe what it is about their chosen media that so excites them and how they feel when they are alone with their work, concentrating on expressing their ideas. Filmed in their personal workspaces they talk about their working practice and their materials, and demonstrate some of the processes involved.
In Art in the World artists describe their struggles to make a living when they first started out. Others talk about the life of an artist at differing stages of their careers and the business of making a living. Finally, we hear from artists whose work is destined for public spaces in our cities and from the people who commissioned them.
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