New trailer for my feature length Salvator Mundi documentaryRead More
New Video: What Did The Salvator Mundi Really Look Like?
It’s finally here, after months of work. It’s coming in at 2 hours and 24 minutes, which I would not have even thought was possible in the beginning. You’d think that means I just ramble on endlessly, but it’s highly scripted for most of it, and tightly edited. It follows a very logical progression, covering…Read More
New Video: Hirst Versus Beeple: Who Is The NFT Art God?
If you were wondering what a digital artist like me thinks of Beeple, and his $69 million sale at Christies of a JPEG he most likely used an algorithm to produce in a matter of seconds, this video should make that apparent. Meanwhile an all-time least favorite, Damien Hirst has announced plans to overtake Beeple…Read More
New Video: Salvator Mundi FACEPLANT
Is the Salvator Mundi really a painting by Leonardo da Vinci? Why are Christ’s eyes so wonky? Who broke the nose of Jesus? And why are there so many amateur mistakes? The painting doesn’t appear good enough to be by the great artist, but there’s a surprise revelation.Read More
Adam Curtis’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”: My Reaction
By now I’ve seen every documentary Adam Curtis has put out, and his latest 6-part series is available on his own channel on YouTube. It’s of the same high standard as are his previous works. I’ll link to all of them for convenience at the bottom of the post. Part 1: Bloodshed on Wolf Mountain.…Read More
The Art Documentaries of Waldemar Januszczak in HD on YouTube
Waldemar (gotta’ love that name] has been growing on me. I mean, I disagree with him quite a lot, not only in his assessments of art and artists, but just in terms of how he describes what we are looking at. He might declare a painting morose that I find quite chipper. But after initially…Read More
Robert Williams and the Art Documentary, “Mr. Bitchin'”
I’m not accepted as a blue-chip artist, and there’s every indication I never will be. ~ Robert Williams. The best thing about Robert Willams is his paintings, but he’s also a likable fellow if you aren’t predisposed to dislike his type as much as the blue-chip art world turns its nose up at his art.…Read More
Wonderful Documentary about a Chinese Van Gogh Copy Artist.
This poignant new documentary [which you can watch here] brings together two of my favorite things: Van Gogh and China. When I say China I’m talking about the everyday China that I lived in for over 4 years, and the good, hard-working people who live there: not the economic superpower or the communist government. Here…Read More
Everything You Never Wanted to Know about Francis Bacon, in HD
This 2017 movie is available on YouTube in glorious HD. Bacon is probably my second favorite painter after Van Gogh, and then I don’t even have a #3 (unless it’s me). Bacon’s sordid personal life, however, is not my cup of tea (there’s a very heavy dose of sado-masochism in that brew). The film lovingly…Read More