Learning to Look

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Prior to this year's Plaza Art Fair, explore the life and works of some prominent 20th and 21st century artists via these DVDs available through your local Kansas City Public Library.

Andy Warhol
A portrait of the artist as personality; his impact on the world of art has been undeniable.

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Ansel Adams
Explore the life and work of this prominent photographer/environmentalist through this portrait by Ric Burns.

Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress
Traces Close's painterly evolution from his first series of black-and-white heads. Follows him into the contemporary art community of New York where he encounters other artists.

Francis Bacon
Explore the work of this important British artist of the 20th century.

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Grandes Muralistas
This showcases the murals of Mexican masters Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Masters of Photography: Diane Arbus
Explore the disturbing work of this influential photographer in this video portrait done by her daughter.