Monday, November 10, 2008

Kurt Schwitters

"Kurt Schwitters: An In-depth Look at the Life and Works of the Great Master is indeed a satisfying view of the fascinating work of collage artist Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948). Aside from a few production issues which were tolerable, this is a pretty great educational DVD, compared to the old "Eye-Gate" filmstrips from my classroom days! The best thing was the art, of course, and seeing so many of Schwitter's collages and assemblages for the first time. There are lots of detail views along with interesting commentary. Just recalling it makes me want to purge my desk of clutter and try my hand at transforming the refuse into little gems like Schwitters!

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