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The Secret Life and Art of Henry Darger

The Secret Life and Art of Henry Darger

[MUSIC PLAYING] [MUSIC PLAYING] CRAIG BENZINE: This is a re-creation of the one-room apartment that Henry Darger lived and worked in for close to 40 years. From the early part of the 20th century until his death in 1973, Henry Darger filled this room with an enormous number of paintings and illustrations, collage drawings, and

You Are An Artist (a pep talk + book!)

You Are An Artist (a pep talk + book!)

So… you are an artist. You might disagree with that statement, but hold on let me tell you what I mean. You are an artist as long as you’re making things that you or anyone else might consider art. And I draw my art boundaries really widely. For me, art doesn’t need to be one

Art and Empathy

Art and Empathy

“Empathy” is a word we hear pretty often these days, used to describe our ability to understand the experience of someone else, and in some way share in their feelings or plight. And art can be really good at stimulating empathy. For example, if you look at Francisco Goya’s The Third of May 1808, it’s

The Art Assignment – Coming 02.20.2014

The Art Assignment – Coming 02.20.2014

Sarah, I can’t help but notice that we are across the street from an Arby’s. (Music starts) Your art assignment: find someone, draw a line between the two of you. Articulate something intimate. Doing something you need a thing to do. And when it looks cool, you’re done. (Music ends)