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Vilardebo, Carlos

Overview
Works: 78 works in 215 publications in 3 languages and 1,475 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  History  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Drama  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Director, Author, Performer, Composer, Commentator, Scenarist, Film editor, Narrator
Classifications: NA1053.J4, 720.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Carlos Vilardebo
Le Corbusier by Le Corbusier( Visual )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, was an architect, author, abstract artist, prophet and teacher. His architectural creations still stand as a monument to the remarkable vision that changed the face of 20th century architecture. This feature explores his revolutionary ideas on architecture and urban renewal, and conducts an in depth tour of his most important buildings
Abstraction by Alfred Henry Maurer( Visual )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of abstract art illustrated with paintings by outstanding abstract artists who worked from 1910-1950. Includes commentary on the art of Kandinsky, Mondrian, Malevitch, the Bauhaus artists, Paul Klee, Maholy-Nagy, El Lissitzky, Naum Gabo, van Doesburg and several others
Calder's circus by Carlos Vilardebo( Visual )

15 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking in English and French, Ringleader Calder has his famous steel wire circus sculptures "perform" for the audience. Dancers dance, acrobats fly and burly men life weights as lions are tamed
Pop art : the test of the object( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Second World War came the birth of the consumer society. The American way of life, with its emphasis on growth, quantity, consumption and fun, dominated western values. But underneath, many of the same old dark forces raged on: war - Berlin, Korea, Vietnam; racial unrest; the political intolerance of the early 1950s. Among the young, new values awoke, and protest movements sprang up. While existing abstract painting in America - notably Jackson Pollock's - found itself floundering for ideas, Jasper Johns took notice of the object itself, setting his scenes with icons of the familiar and the everyday. The other great founder of Pop Art, Robert Rauschenberg, considered art as something closer to life - the world as one great painting. Meanwhile in California, another parallel track was emerging, based on the deconstruction of technology (Jim Dine), the nature of silence (John Cage), and Roy Lichtenstein's realization that the medium of the printed plate itself generated fertile subject matter - an art seated on the streetcorner, taking the fullest part in life. Suddenly sociological raw material had become art - Pop Art. There was Tom Wesselmann's American Humdrum, Claes Oldenberg's soda-pop themes - and, inevitably, Andy Warhol, who stuffed the banal images of America back down its throat and then took what was for many the ultimate step and made himself into a living, talking pop object. Yet Pop Art had a third track - for many, its real birthplace was England, where, even more than in California, the most prominent art form was always music. Richard Hamilton also took images from the everyday world, but never abandoned his sensitivity as a painter; nor, in a later period, does David Hockney. In England, Pop Art was never without its personal touch. The film also features the work of Klein, Tinguely, Cesar, Christo, Spoeri, Arman, Raysse and many others
The Sixties: The Art in Question( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of some of the more unusual and controversial forms taken by art in the 1960's including "happening", performance art, minimal art, and conceptual art. A section on sculpture looks at the work of Henry Moore and Alexander Calder, as well as the more unusual work of Robert Smithson and Richard Long
Cubism by Pet Shop Boys( Visual )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history and development of the cubist movement in painting, provides detailed commentaries on the works of artists like Picasso, Juan Gris, Georges Braque, Robert Delaunay, and Fernand Léger
La magie Calder by Carlos Vilardebo( Visual )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les trois films sur Alexander Calder sont le reflet de trois phases essentielles d'une relation complice avec l'artiste, "le cirque" est la découverte et l'admiration pour un univers de génial bricolage. "Mobiles" est le désir de faire connaître la magie de fabrication de ces objets mouvants et ludiques. "Les gouaches de Sandy" témoigne de l'attachement pour un homme
New Realities( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film illustrates art development between the two World Wars. French painter Henri Matisse favored using lines and forms in his printings. Montparnasse in Paris became the center art school for a group of artists. Purism became a new movement. The works of Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier and Ozenfant, Pascin, Foujita, Léger and others represent the special features of this era
Contemporaries - The Quest for Reality( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality is what every artist searches for, but each artist has a different idea of what reality is. A Renaissance artist did not seek to capture the same reality as an Expressionist; and contemporary creators are just as divided in their quest. This film examines the work of widely differing artists today: men like George Segal, who makes highly detailed plaster casts of the bodies of his own friends, and Antonio Recalcati, who 'prints' real people directly on to canvas. There is Michelangelo Pistoletto, who captures the spectators of his work through mirrors so that they become part of the work of art themselves; Jean-Pierre Reynaud, with his linking of two 'psycho-objects' otherwise quite unrelated; and Gerard Titus-Carmel, who tells an interviewer that the reality of his work is the drawing on the paper - 'right, there is an image somewhere. But ... it's not the image I'm interested in. It's the sort of movement ... the way things get drawn.' Wolf Vostell, who immortalizes a car or a woman in cement, says that he is seeking to understand the current meaning of life for modern humankind. These, of course, are all Europeans; American 'hyper-realists' like Chuck Close, John de Andrea, Richard MacLean, Don Eddy, Malcolm Morley, Ralph Goings, Richard Estes and Robert Cottingham use photography in their work to juxtapose one reality against another in a 'showdown of visions.' In Spain, by contrast, Antonio Lopez Garcia has been setting up his easel every morning for years in Madrid's Gran Via, believing he must work from life for the sake of 'naturalness.' Hugo Pratt, comics artist and creator of Corto Maltese, tells an interviewer that comics, despised by academia, are a 'modern business' and 'dynamite' for formulating critical and political observation of current events. Jacques Monory works with photography, film and painting 'because if others don't look at me, I'm dead'; while Italian militant artist of the sixties Gianni Spadari has now given up his political struggles because 'in that voluntary commitment, I sacrificed a part of myself.' The film also features the work of Camille Bombois, Yves Klein, Jean-Olivier Hucleux, Peter Klasen, Vladimir Velickovic, Gerard Schlosser, Domenico Gnoli, Isabel Quintanilla, Claudio Bravo, Gilles Aillaud, Valerio Adami and others. Credits Writers/Narration: Andre Parinaud: Carlos Vilardebo Also available in French
The Adventure: Artists on Art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Marcel Duchamp, as early as 1914, began exhibiting selected everyday objects - a urinal, a bottle-rack - as 'readymade' works of art, questions about how we define art and what its social function is have been central to all serious artists' concerns. Hosts of Conceptual artists have followed the lead of Duchamp, no longer painting or sculpting in traditional ways, but creating provocative 'gestures' and adopting 'strategies' for making their viewers think about the nature and role of art itself, and how it relates to the major concerns of our lives. In this film, Jorn Merckert of the Berlin Academie der Kunst, says: 'Because the human condition today has changed so much, and because there is no longer a system, one single system existing for everybody, giving each person his place, people have lost their identity, they've lost all definition of what they want to do in life and of what they can do in life. And it is there, in that context, that art first of all reflects that identity crisis. Subsequently, art makes us aware of that identity crisis. And finally, every now and then, art provides an answer as to how one might combat that identity crisis.' Artists whose work is looked at include Dutchman Anton Heyboer, who offers as an artistic statement his own taking of multiple 'wives'; Wolf Vostell, who strews a floor with knives, forks and barbed wire, in a reference to the Nazi concentration camps; Christo, whose seventy-five-mile Running Fence was erected across California; and Joseph Beuys, who notoriously gave a performance in which he tried to explain art to a dead rabbit. As bizarre as such works will seem to some, this film attempts a thought-provoking exploration of their implications. Credits Writers/Narration: Andre Parinaud: Carlos Vilardebo Also available in French
Chateaux of the Loire Chateaux de la Loire by Simon Macovet( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In looking at Amboise, Blois, Chenonceaux, and Chambord, and at the figures who built them and lived and determined critical events there, this program explores both the deeds of French History and the stylistic changes that determined the "Frenchness" of France
Chateaux en Val de Loire( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In looking at Amboise, Blois, Chenonceaux, and Chambord, and at the figures who built them and lived and determined critical events there, this program explores both the deeds of French history and the stylistic changes that determined the "Frenchness" of France
Surrealism by Michel Décaudin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dada, the nihilistic precursor of Surrealism, was deliberately anti-art and anti-sense, intended to outrage and scandalize. Marcel Duchamp was one of its chief exponents. As Dada burnt itself out, Surrealism was born, chiefly through the efforts of the writer Andre Breton. In both literature and painting Surrealism explores the same themes: the exaltation of dreams, the love of madness and revolt. This documentary surveys the various media used by Miro, Magritte, Tanguy and Salvador Dali
La Quête de la réalité The Quest for reality( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the work of widely differing artists, all searching for their own idea of reality. Includes such artists as George Segal, Antonio Recalcati, Wolf Vostell and Chuck Close
Fauvism ; expressionism by Marie-Thérèse Caille( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The style of painting known as Fauvism was born in 1905 in Paris during the Salon d'Autome exhibition where the works of Matisse, Marquet, Derain and Vlaminck were shown, and a wry critic named them "fauves," or "wild beasts." The Fauvist artists did not form a homogeneous school, but they all tended to use the energetic power of light and color in their work. This film follows the development of the fauvist style, concentrating on the work of Henri Matisse, the chief exponent of the movement and the artists who worked with him and influenced him
Ludwig the Mad of Bavaria( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig II, obsessed by his desire to embody in castles of stone the myths and fantasies he admired, created his own precursor of Disneyland and bankupted the monarchy. Examines these castles and their art and architecture
Expressionism( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in French and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Expressionist trends across European and American art and in French artists such as Vlaminck and Derain early in the century. Finds that in Nordic countries, and especially Germany, expressionism is strongest. Affected by the anxieties of accelerated social change, and by the anguish of world wars and political upheaval, Expressionist artists employed violent exaggerations and distortions of form and color, and near-brutal handling of materials. In this art of pathos and anxiety, a Norwegian, Edward Munch, is said to be the focal point of the expressionist schools of the twentieth century. A number of his paintings are shown as well as scenes from the twentieth century, which his paintings seemed to foreshadow
L'Expression contemporaine = Contemporary expression( Visual )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program illustrates the link between every work of art and a precise time in contemporary history. Picasso's Guernica features the pain of the city in Spain suffered during Nazi's invasion. Other painters like Vlaminck, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Max Beckmann, Orozco, Rivera and Siqueiros all expressed their reaction to the special events of their time in the art works. After the Second World War, Edward Kienholz and Francis Bacon captured people's desire to recreate the life of society in their paintings
You are invited to a presentation of Calders̕ Circus by Carlos Vilardebo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Garonne]( )

in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the course of the Garonne River and its varying landscapes until it enters Toulouse. Shows how it flows through the village where Montesquieu was born, then reaches Bordeaux vineyards, then flows into the Atlantic
 
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Alternative Names
Carlos Vilardebó French film director

Vilardebó, Carlos 1926-

Languages
English (74)

French (36)

Catalan (1)