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Invitation to Art; Women and Beauty

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07/07/1960

Direct from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This series explores man and the world around him through the eyes of artists, past and present, and aims to develop an understanding of art as a direct expression of universal emotions. As the host, Dr. Brian O'Doherty, young Irish poet, painter and art critic, brings a fresh, witty and warmly human point of view to the visual arts. Dr. Brian O'Doherty, a native of Ireland, was a Fellow for Research in Education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Formerly, he was art critic, reviewer for the Dublin Magazine and lecturer at the National Gallery of Ireland. In this episode, O’Doherty showcases art housed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston that focuses on women and beauty. Some art featured includes Egyptian sculpture, Greek sculpture, Iranian sculpture and Buhdist sculpture. O’Doherty also discusses the Mona Lisa and shows a piece by English artist Thomas Rowlandson.


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Series
Invitation to Art
Program
Women and Beauty
Series Description

This series explores man and the world around him through the eyes of artists, past and present, and aims to develop an understanding of art as a direct expression of universal emotions. As the host, Dr. Brian O'Doherty, young Irish poet, painter and art critic, brings a fresh, witty and warmly human point of view to the visual arts. He follows, through these arts, the cycle of man from childhood to old age and ? the society in which man lives in all its aspects -- tragic, comic and mundane. O'Doherty uses works of art now on display in the galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to illustrate the programs. Patricia Barnard of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts supervises production. Her assistant is Thalia Kennedy of the museum staff. Dr. Brian O'Doherty, a native of Ireland, is now a Fellow for Research in Education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass. Formerly, he was art critic for the Irish ?? , reviewer for the Dublin Magazine and lecturer at the National Gallery of Ireland. His paintings have been exhibited in a number of galleries, and his poetry has appeared in a number of journals on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. He received a U.S. " of State all-expense Fellowship to Harvard University in 1957. B/W, C. 1960. Series release date: 1959

Duration

00:28:56

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
O'Doherty, Brian
Painting
Beauty
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Sculpture
Caricature
Art & Arts
Genres
Educational
Topics
Fine Arts
Creators
Noble, Paul (Series Producer)
Contributors
Lyford, Carot (Director)
Kennedy, Thalia (Assistant Producer)
Vento, Frank (Other (see note))
O'Doherty, Brian (Host)
Publication Information
Presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Invitation to Art; Women and Beauty,” 07/07/1960, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AFA6513A177646B293FDAD9430B7AFD8.
MLA: “Invitation to Art; Women and Beauty.” 07/07/1960. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AFA6513A177646B293FDAD9430B7AFD8>.
APA: Invitation to Art; Women and Beauty. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AFA6513A177646B293FDAD9430B7AFD8
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