DVD rental by mail service with over 60,000 hand-picked titles from classics to new releases. Discover great films and TV series on DVD and Blu-ray. Movies are delivered by First Class Mail to anywhere in the United States.

Home     |     Cart     |     My Account     |     My Wish List     |     Help      
 

  Search
 
  Genres:
Action Music
Animation Romance
Classic Sci-Fi
Comedy Sports
Cult Suspense
Documentary Special Int
Drama Television
Family Thriller
Foreign War
Horror Western
Independent
 
  1001 Movies You Must
   See Before You Die
  Most Requested
  Directors
  Recent Releases
  Recently Added DVDs
  Upcoming Titles
  Popular Independent
  Criterion Collection
  All Time Favorites
  AFI 100
  Staff Recommended A-M
  Staff Recommended N-Z
  Best of Contemporary
   Foreign Films
  Best of British Film
  Best of Documentary
   Films
  Rental of the Day
  Roger Ebert's
   Overlooked Film Festival
  Top Shakespeare
   Adaptations
  Best of Avant Garde
  Best of Romance
  Select Sentimental
  Cream of Comedy
  Best Recent American
   Features
  Movies by 40
   Directors to watch
  Best Cinematography
  Masters of Montage
  Hollywood
   Contemporary Classic
  Cannes Winners
  Vatican Picks
  Best American
   Independent
  Best of
   Science-Fiction
  Tying the Knot
  Top Film Noir
  Best Foreign Classics
  Best of Cult Films
  Fathers and Sons
  Meryl Streep Musts
  Christmas
  Flicks D'Amore
  Easter
 .


Photo Coming Soon
Jasper Johns: Ideas In Paint (1989)
Rating:
Starring: John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns
Director: Rick Tejada-Flores
Category: Special Interest, Documentary
Studio: Image Ent.
Subtitles:
[None]
Length:
56 mins

 
 

 

"I don't want my work to be an exposure of my feelings."-Jasper Johns

In the late 1950s, Jasper Johns emerged as a pre-eminent force on the American art scene, laying the groundwork for both pop art and minimalism.Today, as his prints and paintings set record prices at auction, the meaning of his works, his imagery and his changing style continue to generate controversy.

This film provides a rare look at the life, career and inspiration of this unique artist.It includes both new and vintage conversations with the painter, as well as unusual footage of Johns at work in his studio and at the 1988 Venice Biennale as he installs the retrospective exhibition that captures the Grand Prize.Colleagues, fellow artists and critics also share valuable insights into this top artist's work.In addition, the film's soundtrack includes portions of notes composer John Cage's Perilous Night, illustrating a powerful symbiosis of art forms.