Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Piet Mondrian |
Artists of the 20th Century
Genres: Educational, Documentary
The definitive biography of artist Piet Mondrian accompanied by spectacular images of his greatest work.
Why did they even make this!?
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 03/05/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is the most disappointing documentary that I've seen in ages. This was really nothing but an art appreciation lecture burnt onto a DVD. Nothing moves in this work because it's all just his artwork and nothing more. No scenes of Paris or Northern Europe at the time; no Victorians nor Edwardians attending art exhibits; nothing. There are two self-portraits of Mondrian. There are no photographs of him nor his family. As an artist, he seems to have moved from expressionism to abstraction/avant-garde work. Mondrian is principly known for the latter, yet this DVD focuses on the former. Further, the narrator never says why Mondrian switched artistic styles. That would have made a great discussion, particularly if it would have been historicized a la the change of the centuries. However, this was not done. I almost like the artist less because of this poor study. His spirit should leave its grave and sue the makers of this awful DVD!"
Narrated slide show with biography & work analysis
Eugene Tenenbaum | Bronx, NY USA | 12/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This documentary presents hundreds of works by the artist. It is a narrated slide show. The commentary is very detailed, competent, and comprehensive. It includes extensive biography mixed with a very professional painting analysis encompassing influence of other artists with examples of their works. The quality of video and sound is good."