Thomas Eakins: A Motion Portrait
A painter of nudes who demanded respect for the entire human body, Thomas Eakins flaunted the conventions of Victorian society. Shot in Philadelphia, this program combines dramatic sequences with archival footage, still photographs, and interviews to give a touching portrait of a man who was not recognized as one of America's greatest painters until many years after his death in 1916. Kevin Conway portrays Eakins; Sam Waterston narrates.
Thomas Eakins: Scenes From Modern Life
Narrated by Stage and Screen star Blythe Danner, this video features stills of Eakins' works as well as live reenactments of his paintings and photographs. It is punctuated by contemporary footage of the scenery displayed in his body of work. Tremendous insight into the work and character of this American original is derived by interviews with curators and conservators of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, as well as scholars from many universities who share their extensive study of Eakins with the audience.