THOMAS HART BENTON:
"THE SOURCES OF COUNTRY MUSIC"
CINE Golden Eagle Award
This award-winning documentary offers a rare opportunity to view one of America's finest artists,
Thomas Hart Benton, working on the final mural he ever painted, "The Sources of Country Music." Thanks to the cinematic touch of producer John Altman, viewers observe a unique, over-the-shoulder look at a master at work; the painting, we see, literally comes alive right before our eyes. Capturing a variety of nearly life-sized figures and cultural influences on country music, the six-by-ten foot painting also memorializes Tex Ritter as the singing cowboy. Throughout the program we discover why Benton was a leader of the American Regionalism art movement; his tenacity, his attention to detail, were a part of every painting he worked on, even at 85. A sensitive portrait of the man, we are privileged to see an artist who mastered his craft and used his medium to bring America to life.
Produced by Master's Mark, Inc.
Up-Res HD format by Chip Taylor Communications, LLC
1 x 30 minutes/ URHD