Thursday, January 8, 2015

'Becoming Made'

Below you will find a preview for the documentary Becoming Made: The Artist and a Japanese Woodblock Print (2014), by artist and filmmaker Mary Brodbeck. Brodbeck takes viewers to Kyoto, Japan, where they are introduced to Brodbeck's teacher and other artists; talks about creative work with poet and philosopher Mark Nepo; and shares, via a Toledo Museum of Art curator exquisite examples of Japanese woodblock prints. The documentary offers both insights into the artistic process and inspiration.

The documentary will be screened March 31, 2015, at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The DVD may be purchased here.

Don't miss the selection of beautiful prints in Brodbeck's online gallery.

Mary Brodbeck on FaceBook

Toledo Museum of Art Woodblock Prints

"The Floating World of Ukiyo-E", Library of Congress

Woodblock Prints in Ukiyo-e Style, Metropolitan Museum of Art

(My thanks to Mark Nepo from whom I learned of the documentary.)

1 comment:

nancy said...

very interesting.