Now Watching on TV

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby caramba » 12 Jul 2018, 12:58

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gash on ignore wrote:The second episode of the amiable, gentle and low-key Mortimer and Whitehouse Go Fishing.


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Tried with this and gave up - just too derivative and not funny encough for my tastes

Sort of poor man's The Trip with a bit of Detectorists-style whimsy chucked in.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Beatles » 12 Jul 2018, 16:25

Last night's was pretty weak. Not sure I'll bother again.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Geezee » 13 Jul 2018, 13:26

Highly recommend The Adventurers of Modern Art, a 6-part series that was shown on Sky Arts but seems to be readily available elsewhere as well.

https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme ... ode-guide/

I'm in some awe at how much work has gone into creating this programme, which reflects on the development of various artistic communities in Paris in the early 20th century (with Picasso as sort of a focal point but huge detours into the stories of Apollinaire, Soutine, Kiki, Cocteau, Modigliani, Braque, Man Ray and so many more). It's really quite a artistic achievement in its own right in how it skilfully and tactfully blends footage and photography from the time with incredibly beautiful, carefully developed animation - very often quite literally making a photograph come alive to help the narrative along. The animation itself, and the selection of footage and photography, is a wonder in itself. Whoever created this (it seems to have been developed by French TV first and then translated) really deserves some serious recognition/rewards. Incredible - if exhausting - to watch for anyone with even a vague interest in modern art.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Modernist » 18 Jul 2018, 08:57

I saw one and I wasn't keen. Seemed quite dumbed down as if made for schools.

Meanwhile I was pretty impressed with Sacha Baron Cohen's new one

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Geezee » 18 Jul 2018, 11:28

The Modernist wrote:I saw one and I wasn't keen. Seemed quite dumbed down as if made for schools.

Meanwhile I was pretty impressed with Sacha Baron Cohen's new one


Dumbed down! God I found it quite sprawling and occasionally difficult to follow with so many characters and things happening. :?

But yes agree it would be good for schools one way or another - a great way to introduce kids and adults to some of the most important players in the development of 20th century art.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Modernist » 18 Jul 2018, 11:35

I just mean the focus seemed to be on the artists personal lives rather than the art itself, and I found the animations a bit gimmicky. But each to their own..

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Jul 2018, 20:07

I've just watched this, about Charles Rennie Mackintosh :



I never realised Mackintosh was such a celebrated painter.... but my oh my... the architecture and interior design is just revelatory. I didn't know about the Vienna/Secessionist connection , that spawned the beautiful Post Office.. and the two houses commissioned just outside Glasgow, particularly Hillside.... or the Willow Tea Rooms... just astonishing stuff.

Well worth an hour of your time.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Modernist » 19 Jul 2018, 08:43

He's hardly 'neglected' though is he? A very odd title for the programme.

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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby Diamond Dog » 19 Jul 2018, 09:17

The Modernist wrote:He's hardly 'neglected' though is he? A very odd title for the programme.


I think it referred to how he very much dropped out of favour for quite some time before his resurgence. But I agree, not really the case now (or for quite some time).

Did you watch it, G? Fabulous programme - I knew Mackintosh but honestly didn't know the full scope of his work.
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Re: Now Watching on TV

Postby The Modernist » Yesterday, 20:38

I just watched it Pete - fascinating and quite moving. Unfortunately Britain has always been quite a conservative country with regard to arts and design and he was a victim of that.