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Art is... The Permanent Revolution

Synopsis
This documentary looks at the portrayal of social reality and political protest in art -particular graphic art and print - and examines how the power of the medium has, in the hands of practitioners like Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier, Kollwitz, Dix, Grosz and Picasso, defined revolution and influenced social and political change. This historical overview is balanced by a look at the work of a trio of contemporary artists who, like their illustrious predecessors, are engaged in creating art of social engagement: Sigmund Abeles, etcher; Ann Chernow, lithographer; Paul Marcus, woodcutter; and James Reed, master printer.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2012
Subjects
Art; Politics & government
Keywords
art - public; art and craft techniques; art appreciation; art history; Dix, Otto (1891-1969); engraving; etching; Goya, Francisco Jose de; lithography; Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973); political cartoons; printing; Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669); revolutionary movements; social change; war; Daumier, Honore; Grosz, George (1893-1959); Kollwitz, Käthe (1867-1945)

Credits

Director
Manfred Kirchheimer
Contributor
Ann Chernow; James Reed; Paul Marcus; Sigmund Abeles

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$27.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
82 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

First Run Features

Email
info@firstrunfeatures.com
Web
http://firstrunfeatures.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 243 0600
Fax
(212) 989 7649
Address
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213
New York
New York 10036
USA
Notes
First Run is a well-established US distributor specialising in independent films and is especially strong on documentaries. In addition to a home video store it has an educational/non-theatrical division supplying titles to libraries and educational institutions. The purchase of these titles includes non-theatrical Public Performance Rights. The educational catalogue is browsable by title or subject.

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