Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence

Francis Bacon was the loudest, rudest, drunkest, most sought-after British artist of the 20th century. Twenty-five years after his death, his canvases regularly exceed £40million at auction. Bacon’s appeal is rooted in his notoriety – a candid image he presented…

Basquiat: Street Artist Who Transcended Pop Art

A lot of times, the circumstances of someone’s death can color their entire life, and that’s unfortunate. Jean-Michel is often misunderstood because of the way he died, but when you look at the totality of his life, he was triumphant.…

Sunday Profile: John Mellencamp

Jane Pauley profiles the rocker and fellow Hoosier who has just released his 23rd studio album, “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.” John Mellencamp explains why he is driven to make music, and talks about his other passion: painting. (Source: CBS Sunday…

Folk Painter Maude Lewis

CBC Telescope looks in on folk artist Maud Lewis and her husband Everett in 1965. A feature film about “Maudie” Lewis that starred Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins was released in 2016.

Jim Carrey is a Painter Too

Comedian and actor Jim Carrey shares his passion for painting, and explains why he likes to paint Jesus. He says the bottomline is “love.”
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