Beth Holland

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5th Grade Artist Videos

To learn about each artist, click on their name to see a short video.

  • Vincent Van Gogh – an A&E Documentary (5 minutes)
  • Pablo Picasso – this is the first video of a series of 9 videos (10 minutes)
  • Henri Matisse – from BBC Modern Masters (10 minutes)
  • Mary Cassatt – part of a movie about her (4 minutes)
  • Rene Magritte – this is more of a video slideshow of Magritte’s work (8 minutes)
  • Frida Kahlo – part 1 of a biography series (10 minutes)
  • Diego Rivera – the beginning of a documentary (2 minutes)
  • Salvador Dali – part 1 of a documentary about Dali. It has subtitles and is in Spanish (11 minutes)
  • David Hockney – a discussion of putting together paintings
  • Wayne Thiebaud – a great story from Sunday Morning (7 minutes)
  • Paul Cezanne – a video autobiography (10 minutes)
  • Georgia O’Keefe – video of her talking about New Mexico and her painting (9 minutes)
  • Paul Klee – the beginning of a documentary about him (10 minutes)
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat – part of an interview/documentary about him (4 minutes)
  • Andy Warhol – PBS Masters series about him (10 minutes)
  • Edward Hopper – part of a documentary (4 minutes)

If your artist is not listed above, here are some other videos to watch.

  • BBC Modern Masters – look through the clips for Picaso, Warhol, Matisse, and Dali
  • BBC – The Art of Northern Spain – there are 4 videos in this series. By skimming through, you can learn a lot about Antoni Gaudi, Francisco Goya, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Luis Bunuel
  • National Gallery of Art – there are lots of videos about American painters on this channel. Just look through.
  • PBS Art 21 – Search by name to see if they have a video on your artist.

Author: brholland

EdD Student, Writer, Speaker, Consultant

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