One of the most important French New Wave filmmakers, Godard’s tenth feature is an intricate and puzzling tale of a couple’s cross-country escape from the Organisation de l’Armée Secrète, a French paramilitary organization. In typical Godard fashion, this film features fourth wall breaks and shots that will make anyone pay attention to the characters more than the plot. Godard’s first film in color has a somewhat different feel than his previous black-and-white efforts, but is sure to keep viewers hooked if they have love for French New Wave cinema.
ProQuest: The Arts is a great source when searching for articles from scholarly journals and magazines. Remember: many journals that are not available in full text can be found through WebBridge.
This will search other UArts Libraries databases and provide you with a direct link to search our catalog for articles in our physical collection. Look for the FindIt@UArts link in your database results list to connect to WebBridge.
A beautiful group of works of 38 outsider artists from the collection of Jean Dubuffet including drawings, manuscripts, letters, paintings, assemblages, embroideries and sculptures.
The book explores the influence of these works in the US and on abstract expressionism. It highlights Dubuffet’s interest in art that was non-Western and celebrated creators who are mainly outside of artistic culture.
“We witness here the artistic process in all it’s purity, raw, reinvented on all its levels by the maker, starting solely from his own impulses…” Jean Dubuffet as translated by Alfonso Ossorio
Simply put, I flat out loved this book. Centered around a music industry executive and his assistant, Egan tells a rich and layered story about time, age, love, and failure, with music acting as a connective thread through it all. Each chapter is dedicated to a different character and perspective, and while this could be a gimmick in lesser hands, Egan is able to weave these storytelling threads together into a narrative that crackles and pulsates, with a fresh and insightful discovery on every page. Highest recommendation!
This is the first of a series of UArts Libraries blog posts we’ll write about student artwork in the school catalogs. Some students will be well-known and others less so, but the work will always be interesting.
Our first choice for this series is the 1894 pen-and ink-drawing above of the courtyard behind Hamilton Hall, done shortly after the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art (PMSIA, now the UArts College of Art, Media & Design) moved from 1336 Spring Garden Street to 320 South Broad Street.
Set in Mexico and the American Southwest in the 1850s, Blood Meridian is loosely based on the infamous Glanton Gang, a troop of mercenaries who were hired to hunt down Apaches but later had a bounty placed on them for their brutality. At the center of the novel are two figures, The Kid, a nameless drifter who joins and defects from the gang, and Judge Holden, one of the leaders of the gang who turns out to be a malevolent force of nature. McCarthy’s incredible writing is lush and rich, especially in his depictions of the natural landscape, but he contrasts this with brutal, violent imagery, in the process stripping down the mythic notions of the American West.
Treeless Mountain (Na-moo-eobs-neun san) is a 2008 Korean film, which tells the story of sisters Jin and Bin who “must fend for themselves when their mother abruptly packs her things, leaving the girls in the care of their alcoholic aunt.” This “certified Fresh” film, is “a tale of innocence lost.”
Access to the site is provided by the UArts Libraries, and films can be streamed on and off-campus. There are plenty of more new films as well as classics, including a wonderful selection from the Criterion Collection, available over at Kanopy. So be sure to check it out!