Watch now

The Last Art Film [DVD] has been added to your Basket
Quantity:1

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£7.28
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • The Last Art Film [DVD]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

The Last Art Film [DVD]

11 customer reviews

Price: £7.25 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
In stock.
Sold by Special Interests and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
4 new from £7.25
£7.25 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details In stock. Sold by Special Interests and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

The Last Art Film [DVD] + Gerhard Richter Painting [DVD] + Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow [DVD] [2010]
Price For All Three: £23.54

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Actors: Jim Broadbent, Ian Holm, Lizzy McInnerny, Tim McInnerny, Michael Landy
  • Directors: Jake Auerbach
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Demand Media
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Nov. 2012
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A0N5DPY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,898 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Product Description

This is a film about art; not the history of art or the academic study of art or the fluctuations in the art market or the latest exhibition but it is about what starts artists off and what keeps them going.

It s about instinct, temperaments and practicalities, about perseverance. About how work occurs and how, from working life to working life, art is passed on.

Review

Although the starving artist in the garret is no longer the favourite public stereotype, painters and sculptors remain something of a mystery even to those who spend time looking at their work. So a film that helps to explain their assorted motivations can only be a good thing, and one as lucid and entertaining as Jake Auerbach s latest offering, The Last Art Film (available on DVD at £16.99), should be welcomed with open hearts and minds.

Jake Auerbach is a distinguished film-maker with a string of successful artist documentaries behind him (his subjects have included Sickert, Freud, his father Frank and Allen Jones), and he has distilled all his experience of the strange ways of artists into this 94-minute film. It is thematically arranged, exploring the practicalities of art training and studio practice, juxtaposing interviews with various living artists (Tom Phillips, Michael Craig-Martin, Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Joe Tilson and his son Jake, Gary Hume, Celia Paul) with quotes from the dead great (Delacroix, Degas, Matisse, Titian, Gauguin).

The film fruitfully explores how different artists are from other people and what it is they actually do, without arriving at any restrictive conclusions. Networks of friendship and influence emerge: Frank Auerbach taught Tom Phillips, Craig-Martin taught Hume. Paula Rego recalls getting bad advice from Victor Pasmore and encouragement from Lowry; her own advice is just keep at it don t give up . But in the end, the mystery remains. As Picasso said: Painting makes me do what it wants.

--The Spectator

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Monica on 14 Jan. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
All Jake Auerbach's films are wonderful. Sympathetically made, allowing the artists to speak about themselves and other artists and their work. From the first picture and the first note of (the beautifully chosen) music, we are in another world. What strikes me is the humility of the artists (not quite so evident in the sculptors in "Rodin", I have to admit...) and the good sense they speak. I've watched all the films now and would heartily recommend them to anyone, both as films about artists and as films in their own right.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Johnrobertson on 5 Nov. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
These videos by Jake Auerbach are like the Alan Bennett Talking Head series where you feel that you are sitting in the room with the speaker. As a somewhat aged novice artist wrestling with my pencil etc this is a superb tonic on the bad days when you begin to wonder if you will ever move forward.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By michael on 20 July 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Very special. Excellent in identifying and exploring its subjects. Illuminating, richly informative and in many ways, entertaining. A good resource for building a rounded and complete sense of these remarkable artists.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By VJTutton on 19 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Excellent throughout. Thought provoking and stimulating - even if it could be said that it was slightly to long for the general viewer ( not myself )
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Peter C. Harpley on 18 Oct. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Clearly this is a review of the film itself, not the DVD, which I was lucky enough to see at the National Gallery in London. I am a son of two artists who only midway through life has really embraced the artistic impulse, and ask myself the question of whether the art I am making is relevant or derivative or just plain rubbish, unlike all my heroes' work.

This film made me trust in that impulse and believe in it. I won't say any more, other than "buy this film" and "buy it for all your friends!"
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jason on 11 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
this was not my favorite art dvd...mainly interviewing well known modern artists....i was hoping to see more craft at work...so one for the collection
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback