Pick up a little art history while you’re at your desk.
Many artists marketing their art could use a refresher course in art history. Why is it so important? It helps you establish credibility. You just sound more intelligent when you’re able to "talk art."
Still, most people don’t have time to learn art history from the caves at Lascaux to the present day.
This is the GREATEST thing
since sliced bread! 450 films about art to view on your computer. Okay, so it’s
not an ideal viewing situation, but they’re FREE!
Their Web site states:
"The Roland Collection offers inexhaustible worlds of history, culture,
philosophy, emotion, human document, celebration, protest, moral challenge and
imaginative liberation – all embodied in the forms of art. This on-line
resource guide is designed to give unprecedented access to those worlds.
"Anthony Roland, film maker and art expert has forged a
unique amalgam of international talent – the work of 230 film directors from 25
countries in this remarkable collection of over 600 films on art from
prehistoric times to the present day. Most programs are available world wide on
an exclusive basis – all are in English with many having options of one or more
of 16 other language versions.
"Programs cover many art disciplines including painting,
drawing, graphics, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, video art and
to Ron Diorio for the tip!
Image featured: Ron Diorio, Scorcese. Photograph. ©The Artist