John Marin's New York (1993)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 32 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sally Barber

John Marin's New York is a film tribute to one of America's preeminent artists and master watercolorists. The most important works of Marin's career were inspired by New York City. His cityscapes portray the energy and excitement of the Big Apple during a period when the nation was experiencing dramatic technological, industrial, and economic change. His graphic elegance earned him a reputation as one of America's most original modernists while his unique interpretations of European impressionism, cubism, and futurism became his trademark. Video highlights include commentary on the 1981 exhibition of Marin's work at the Kennedy Galleries along with an original jazz score honoring Marin's place in the history of American art.

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artist, city, exhibition, landscaping, painting, tribute, watercolors