Art

This category and its content give you an insight in, what is probably one of the oldest human enterprises, a beautiful and intriguing world of art.

Since the first cave dwellers depicted scenes from everyday life and made roughly shaped statues, to this day, art has been evolving mainly because people had the urge to express themselves in a certain creative and productive way.

The result of that process, regardless of the media used in realization, is what we today perceive as art. Now, as broad term as art is, it demands a certain categorization, in order for us to be able to grasp the concepts and ideas it offers. Depending on the medium, time period, or even a stream of thought at the time of making, a certain piece of art belongs to a specific category.

The long established categories include music, theatre, literature, painting, sculpturing, architecture, dancing and recently two more were added to this traditional classification and they are the art of film and comics.

The following sub division of each category is defined by the term genre. Each individual category contains, or consists of, if you will, of a number of genres.

The art category on Documentary Tube consists of all of the above mentioned categories along with their genres and even more, because art itself is constantly evolving and someone is always there to document it. The coverage, material wise, goes from the printmaking artists from Chicago demonstrating various printing techniques and skills.

See the story of the street art of graffiti and the development of that particular art form across the globe, followed by the overview of the impact that Leonardo Da Vinci made to the world of art when he painted one of his most famous works-the Mona Lisa, and finally the life and work of the musical mastermind Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Explore the vast dimensions of art, sharpen your senses and develop a fine taste in various genres of a colorful range of categories. Perhaps you will discover the creative potential within you, and keep in mind that it is never too late for art.

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Van Bo
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He is color blind on one eye, but believes he can do colors better than any other artist. He believes he is the greatest “black” painter ever. Before he became a painter, he worked in the po...

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Alan Kitching
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It is not hard to recognize a graphic print by Alan Kitching, one of Britain’s greatest typographers. Alan has created more than 400 prints in his lifetime, and they were all created in his ho...

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Personal Triumphs
aldo balding
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You’ll rarely see so many men in suits in a picture as you would see in pictures by Aldo Balding. The British painter, born in 1960, is now one of the most recognized figurative and portrait a...

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Conspiracy
mona lisa
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Her smile has captured the world’s attention. Mona Lisa is a masterpiece by every way and factor you see it. She is unique, a simple, yet priceless painting. She is looking at you from every angle...

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Social
War Dance
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War/Dance is a 2007 American documentary composed and directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine. The producer is Susan MacLaury, a teacher at Kean University along with Albie Hecht. It received nomi...

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Art
Markus Andersen: Photographing Sydney
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This documentary is concerned with the work of an Australian photographer Markus Andersen. His work is mostly done with an analogue 35mm camera, and as he states , the images he gets from this camer...

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People
The Art of Recycling
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01:34:48
Art +1

Is there a way to convert recyclable material into art? This documentary will provide a heartwarming story of the community of catadores, the people who collect and recycle vario...

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Art
Ai Weiwei: Art and Activism
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This documentary is concerned with the life and work of Ai Weiwei. He is a Chinese artist and a political activist. The director of this documentary and a personal acquaintance o...

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Art
Wim Wenders: Pina
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This documentary is concerned with the work of Pina Bausch. She was a leading dance figure and choreographer in the Tanztheater style. Unfortunately, she has passed during the film...

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Art
The Theft Of The Barnes Foundation
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This documentary is looking into the theft of the Barnes Foundation. It is considered to be the world's best collection of post-Impressionist art and in 2009 its value is estimat...

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Strange
The Life Of H.P. Lovecraft
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Art +1

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890 in Providence and died on March 15, 1937. He was an American author known for his influential works of horror fiction. He is...

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Art
Exit Through the Gift Shop
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01:26:06

This is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. The film charts Guetta's cons...

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Art
H.R. Giger
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Hans Rudolf “Ruedi” Giger, was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer. He finished the study of architecture and industrial design at the School of Applied Art...

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Crime
Historical paintings stolen all over the world
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58:56
Art +1

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or a similar medium to a surface. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action.Paintin...

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Art
Comic Heroes Unmasked
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Comics are a medium used to express ideas via images, often combined with text or other visual information. A comic book frequently takes the form of juxtaposed sequences of pane...

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Art
The Genius of Photography
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‘The Genius of Photography’ is a documentary film by BBC Four, captured in six parts: Fixing the Shadows, Documents for Artists, Right Place, Right Time?, Paper Movies, We Are ...

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Social
That’s  Greece
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07:53
Art +2

This short documentary is really good attempt by the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (BHCC) when they presented this at their Annual Conference in London on 28 June 2011 to d...

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Technology
Garbage Warrior
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01:27:41
Art +4

This enthralling documentary is not simply about the fascinating subject of Garbage recycling and bio-diversity along with the architechtural designs associated with biotechture bu...

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Art
Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides
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01:34:46

In ‘Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides’, documentarian Thomas Riedelsheimer shows how Andy Goldsworthy brings alive art in the form of structures and scenes art in natural s...

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Art
This Is Modern Art
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‘This Is Modern Art’ highlights the current trend in modern art and compares it with the works of legends such as Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol, illustrating along t...

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Art
This Is Civilization
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In ‘This Is Civilization’, Mathew Collings analyses how our world has been shaped by the cultures of the past and personally selects the greatest artistic moments and monuments...

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Art
The Genius of Mozart
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‘The Genius of Mozart’ recreates the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756–1791). Charles Hazlewood, a popular composer and presenter brings an insightful, educational di...

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Art
The Genius of Design
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The Genius of Design is a documentary series which explores the history of design. The very first episode gives a fascinating account of the birth of industrial design. The film ex...

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Art
The Genius of Beethoven
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In ‘The Genius of Beethoven’, Paul Rhys very accurately portrays the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, vividly conveying the loneliness and gloom Beethoven experienced throughout h...

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Art
Infamy
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Infamy follows the story of a number of “famous” graffiti artists. This documentary shows the life and the art of this controversial medium. Some quickly dismiss graffiti as va...

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Art
Impressionism: Revenge of the Nice
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‘Impressionism: Revenge of the Nice’ is a wonderful documentary by Matthew Collings re assessing the art of Impressionism and focusing on the legends in this field such as Cour...

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Art
American Visions
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American Visions, an eight-part documentary series which deals with American art. The film is written and narrated by Time magazine art critic Robert Hughes. American Visions is bo...

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Art
High Class Homeless
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"This documentary addresses the demise of many who decide that they simply cannot afford the luxury of living in rented accommodation and opt to live in an RV (recreational Vehicle...

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Art
Modern Masters
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01:01:20

"Modern Masters is a four- part TV series describing the lifetime and accomplishments of four goliaths of 20th century art: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Andy War...

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Travel
The Art of Russia
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00:18
Art +1

"Series in which fine art commentator Andrew Graham-Dixon articulates the unbelievable narrative of Russian art – its enigmatic splendor – and until now a story unseen on Briti...

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Art
The Divine Michelangelo
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"‘The Divine Michelangelo’ takes the viewers through the life and one of the most significant works of this versatile genius.The film was made by BBC ONE on the occasion of the...

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Art
The Legend of Leigh Bowery
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"The Fable of Leigh Bowery is a comprehensive and telling testimonial to an outrageous and eccentric artisan.Whether he was making headgears out of toilet seats, or the birth in to...

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Art
Leonardo Da Vinci
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"This documentary extols the genius, Leonardo da Vinci and brings to the forefront the accomplishments of this great futuristic visionary, artist, scientist, engineer, and a versat...

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Travel
The Beauty of Maps
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Art +1

"The Beauty of Maps (Seeing the Art in Cartography) a BBC television series looks at maps in incredible detail. The purpose behind the film is to highlight the artistic attribution...

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Art
Ancient Ink – Blood and Tattoos
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"Starting in New Zealand, Craig Reynolds explores the tattooing culture around the globe. He kicks off with the Maori and the artists who maintain the ancient tattooing tradition. ...

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Art
Challenge the Obvious
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"This is a social experiment and experience documentary starting in the poor favella’s of Rio, Brazil but moving from there to the poorest areas of Philadelphia. Haas and Hahn a...

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Art
The Mystery of Picasso
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"The Mystery of Picasso is a 1956 film, made by Henri-Georges Clouzot.It aims to unravel Picasso’s process of painting and of artistic production of metaphysical meta-projects in...

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Art
Amen Break
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This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the “Amen Break,” a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample ...

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Art
Ray Bradbury: Story of a Writer
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This 25 minute documentary interviews the well known author, Ray Bradbury, about his creative process and life.

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Art
Style Wars 1983
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01:09:47

"Style Wars is a 1983 documentary on the hip hop culture in New York. The film has an focus on graffiti, although “bboying” and rapping are covered to a lesser extent.The docum...

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Art
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks
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01:29:55

Gordon Parks is seen as one of the most prolific & diverse artists in America. A well known photographer, poet, writer, composer and filmmaker, Parks’s artistic vision knows is e...

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Art
The Hands of Hollywood
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The true story of the meteoric rise and fall of Steve Hershon, Hollywood’s go to hand insert model. Hershon’s career in Los Angeles started with him doing extra work, appearing...

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Art
Bomb It – The Global Graffiti Documentary
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Through interviews and guerilla footage of graffiti writers in action on 5 continents, BOMB IT tells the story of graffiti from its origins in prehistoric cave paintings thru its n...

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Art
Influencers: How Trends and Creativity Become Contagious
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"Influencers is a short film that explores how trends in music, fashion and entertainment spread. It tries to get to the bottom of how a person can be greatly influential without t...

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Art
Characters & Letters
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"A short documentary that profiles two of Nottingham England’s top grafitti artists, friends Boaster & Kid30/Smallkid. We see how they met, how they got into their art, and how m...

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Art
Hot Metal Histories
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A brief history of the craft of typology, including an interview with Robin Nicholas, who has worked in the typography field for over 45 years, and was one of the creators of the A...

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Art
INK’DLINGS: A Printumentary
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This short documentary looks at the somewhat unknown fine artistry of printmaking featuring respectable well-known Chicago artists demonstrating the various techniques such as reli...

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