Thursday, 10 April 2008

500 Years of Women in Western Art . . .




. . . by Philip Scott Johnson.

Nominated for the 'most creative video' title in the 2007 YouTube Awards.

Fascinating and clever, but may possibly bring on a slight feeling of queasiness after a while. Stick with it if you can!

The music is Bach's Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma.

For a complete list of artists and paintings included in this video, click here

6 comments:

monix said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing this, J. And to add to the delight, the Sarabande is one of my favourite pieces.

Juliet said...

Isn't it clever? If you watch the eyes it's quite hypnotic. And the Sarabande is a big bonus and a huge favourite of mine, too, in all its instrumental incarnations.

tarviragus said...

Every time I've watched this it's strangely hypnotic effect doesn't seem to wear off.
I too am a great fan of Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach particularly the Fourth Suite. I have a dvd called 'Falling Down Stairs' a collaboration with the choreographer Mark Morris and filmmaker Barbara Willis Sweete which is quite wonderful.

Juliet said...

T - Falling Down Stairs sounds marvellous - I will have to hunt it down. (Thanks so much for RFL sponsorship, too xxxx)

Rob Spence said...

Fabulous. Can someone do one for cats now?

Juliet said...

Rob - someone already has: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO_Tm7uGf4c !!!!!!!!!