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  • The Last Supper in New York
    by Amelia Arenas on May 11, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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    "One of you will betray me." In The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci broke with tradition and seated Judas amidst the other disciples, and in so doing added many layers of meaning and mystery to that masterpiece. In this captivating program, art historian Amelia Arenas uses a full-scale digital replica of the painting to stimulate discussion among a group of high school students. Together, they express their impressions and insights, analyzing the painting?s content and composition while attempting to identify which figure is the traitor. Computer graphics and footage of the original undergoing restoration enhance this engaging educational resource. (53 minutes)

  • Is This Art? (I)
    by Amelia Arenas on October 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    Fragments from the video, "Is This Art?, (I)", of a series of exhibitions developed in Japan, 1996-1998, based on the concept of Arenas' book, "Is This Art?" Japanese introduction - Interactive discussion in English - Moderator, Amelia Arenas. Installation piece: "Chiaro oscuro/ Oscuro chiaro," by Mario Merz Text © Amelia Arenas Photo © Hisashi Kawakita Photo © Kijuro Yahagi 46 min © 1998 JIC VIDEO

  • Is This Art? (II)
    by Amelia Arenas on August 26, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    A 12 minute fragment of the video, "Is This Art? (II)", of a series of exhibitions developed in Japan, 1996-1998, based on the concept of Arenas' book, "Is This Art?"

    Japanese introduction - Interactive discussion in English - Moderator, Amelia Arenas.
    Installation piece: "Chiaro oscuro/ Oscuro chiaro," by Mario Merz

    Text © Amelia Arenas
    Photo © Hisashi Kawakita
    Photo © Kijuro Yahagi
    46 min © 1998 JIC VIDEO

  • The Last Supper in New York
    by Amelia Arenas on April 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    Introduction in Japanese then, English from minute 1.27 to 53.07.

    The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is world famous, but how well do we really know it? In this program, a group of New York students reappraise the recently restored masterpiece. Guided by newly-revealed traces of Leonardo's brushstrokes, NHK, Japan National Broadcasting Network, used the latest in HD computer graphics to create a striking replica of the original fresco.

    Art historian Amelia Arenas leads a discussion about the work. What does it communicate? Which of the disciples is Judas? On the streets of New York, passersby are asked to identify the traitor. The varied answers reflect the diversity found in the city's cosmopolitan population. Using a full-scale digital replica of the painting she will stimulate discussion among a group of high school students. Together, they express their impressions and insights, analyzing the painting’s content and composition while attempting to identify which figure is the traitor.

    The program was awarded the Grand Prix – Japan Prize 1999 - The 26th Prize-Winning Programs, an international award for cultural television.

    1 x 59 min.

    Clean, M/E + English

    English script

    © NHK


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