A six-part series which explores how and why paintings are made. Each program traces the development of a given subject from the Renaisance to the present, showing how artists can act both conventionally within or radically against constants, always responding to existing works and conditions.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
In ACMI's collection