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Behind The Scenes With Robert Gil de Montes: Colour

Year: 1992, 30 mins
Code: BS-Gil

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Painter Robert Gil de Montes reveals the often surprising ways he and other artists use colour to express their ideas and emotions - and change the way we see the world. In-class activities let your students learn how colours appear to change when placed against different background colours. Plus students are encouraged to experiment with expressing mood and feeling through abstract colour painting. Behind the Scenes is an exciting and fun exploration for children and adults alike into the world of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, music, dance and theater. Produced & Directed by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer. Hosted by Penn and Teller. 

The Japan Prize, World's most prestigious international competition for educational television programs. Gold Camera Award, U.S. International Film and Video Festival "****! 

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ROBERTO GIL DE MONTES was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to Los Angeles as a teenager. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Arts from Otis Art Institute, and is currently a professor of art at UCLA. Among many other solo and group exhibitions, Gil de Montes was included in the prestigious Hispanic Art in the US: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors which toured the country in the late 1980s. Many themes are found in Gil de Montes’ work—his Mexican origins, his life in Echo Park, Mexican popular art, the tradition of retablos and ex-voto paintings, and the unexpected.

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