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March 30, 2012

Thomas Eakins: Scenes from a Modern Life

In addition to the full length documentary this DVD includes: An Annotated Soundtrack Highlights from the Exhibit Thomas Eakins: American realist, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mini Documentaries The Unfinished Portrait ... The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 ... The Bregler Collection and Eakins Postcards" from inside cover.
Accompanying music CD titled Bodies in Motion.

I found this documentary very informative. The life, history and development of this artist were certainly an insight into mid-late 1800s America. After his father paid for a replacement for Thomas to fight in the Civil War Eakins then traveled to France to learn from the artist masters of the time. His passion for painting was realized when he visited Spain. His "realism" is outstanding, his method controversial.

Askwith Media Library 56997-D 2002

Posted by mcmike at March 30, 2012 02:07 PM

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