morning's Times brought much delight with long-time art critic Roberta Smith's take on her favorite new films about art, focusing specifically on MR. TURNER
and NATIONAL GALLERY. She found that each of these films "says so much
about the activity central to both making and experiencing art, which is simply
the act of looking, whether as work, pleasure or exploration of both the world
and the self." Her insights on MR. TURNER are a particularly rewarding
read, but she also points out the reasons why any art lover needs to see
Frederick Wiseman's newest masterwork.
are in Austin, you can catch NATIONAL GALLERY this Sunday at the Marchesa
followed by a virtual Q&A with Frederick Wiseman. For readers in other
cities, there will also be video Q&As Sunday at Nashville's Belcourt
Theatre and Dallas' Texas Theatre).