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Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist 2007 NR

(14) IMDb 7.4/10

Narrated by Robert De Niro, Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher Teacher Artist is both an explanation of modern art and the story of a man who influenced thousands, some of whom are today's leading artists.

Starring:
Betty Bishop, Robert De Niro
Runtime:
56 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Madeline Amgott
Starring Betty Bishop, Robert De Niro
Supporting actors Ray Eames, Robert Fisher, James Gahagan, Red Grooms, Myrna Harrison, Robert Henry, Penelope Jencks, Wolf Kahn, Allan Kaprow, Irvin Kershner, Lillian Kiesler, Lee Krasner, Marisol, Mercedes Matter, Louise Nevelson, Lillian Orlowsky, Haynes Ownby, Joseph Plaskett
Studio MUSE Film and Television
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike in San Jose on June 10, 2014
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The video was a history of Han Hofmann and did show some of his paintings and emphasized that the painting had areas that would visually pop out and recede giving motion to the paintings. But there was no information about Hofmann's techniques, color theory, composition or how he achieved the movement in the paintings.

Hofmann's history was interesting but I was looking for more technical information.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Debra D. Ferguson on March 5, 2013
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This movie is a gift to anyone who appreciates modern art. Hofman was both artist and teacher, and many of the greats studied under him, including Wolf Kahn. This documentary features many of his students, including Kahn, discussing his technique and sharing how he influenced their work. Highly recommend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carol G. Fryd on June 7, 2014
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Hofmann was a giant as a painter, up there with Matisse and Picasso. Additionally he was an amazing teacher who generously shared his knowledge with innumerable students over the years. Hofmann created an unique verbal vocabulary to express his ideas about pictorial and plastic relationships. . His influence lives on in his students and their students. I was fortunate enough to study with Hofmann students James and Nieves Billmyer. This film brought back treasured memories of Bill and Nieves. It was a great joy to see so many Hofmann paintings and drawings. The film was well researched and narrated. I highly recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Adelmann on March 13, 2014
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barely anything in this video but air. A handful of quotes is all you get of Hofmann's teachings, a shame. Not even a good viewing of his work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Syl Arena on May 24, 2015
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Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist is an assemblage of historic footage shot at his various schools (mostly silent footage) and interviews with several of his students--all of whom are mature artists at the time the movie was shot. Through their anecdotes and passionate descriptions of Hofmann's "Push-Pull" theories, we come to understand how amazing Hofmann was as a teacher and artist. While this documentary is not (and could not be) Hofmann talking directly to me as the viewer, I am grateful for the voyeuristic look at his studio classes and the second-hand insights shared by so many of his students. Perhaps most importantly, the movie helped me understand that Hofmann's painted his most significant works during his 70s and 80s. Although he has been gone nearly a half-century, Hofmann's paintings and life continue to inspire.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cora Brown on July 8, 2013
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If you are interested in Hans Hofmann, read Hans Hofmann: Color Creates Light by Tina Dickey, then watch this video. PBS has provided fascinating insight into Hofmann's painting and teaching with primary footage of Hofmann at work, and interviews with his students. As a bonus, you get to see the work of his students, and can see Hofmann's influence in their work.
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By Dan S on July 30, 2015
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Hofmann is a talented artist and was probably a good teacher. The film does not, however, teach his methods. It covers the results and alludes to a "push-pull" strategy, but I had to research books to fill in the missing parts.
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