Manet is one of the main candidates for the title of the most important artist there's been. As the reluctant father of Impressionism, and the painter of Dejeuner sur L'Herbe, he can probably be accused of inventing modern art. But his story is fascinating on so many other levels. There was Manet's private life, which was chaotic and dramatic, dominated by an affair with his piano teacher who was simultaneously seeing Manet's own dad. To this day, no one is sure if it was Manet junior or senior who fathered the Manet son. No wonder he turned against authority. There were other exotic affairs too, and a particularly horrible death, when, riddled with syphilis and gangrene, Manet had to have his leg amputated. But none of it would matter a jot were it not for the revolutionary art it provoked and coloured.
Selected from the Museum's vast collection of modern and contemporary works, these fifty paintings reflect the vitality, genius, and complexity of MoMA's permanent collection. From Vincent van Gogh to Jasper Johns and from Paul Cézanne to Jackson Pollock, this collection provides a unique look into the vivid world of MoMA. Perfect for entertaining or everyday relaxing, Screen Dreams MoMA DVD adds a beautiful new dimension to any TV!
An unprecedented film by Academy Award winner Herbert Kline detailing the revolution in art instigated by Cezanne that became MODERN ART.
Features rare and unique footage of great modern artists in their studios creating and explaining their work with narration and illuminating commentary by Orson Welles.