Bravo TV and Sarah Jessica Parker teamed together to create a show called Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.
The auditions were held in various cities, including Miami. I know of a few artists that auditioned. I know I looked at the application...and decided that I am just not a reality television type of artist. Here is a quick review of episodes 1 through 7. If you decide you want to watch the show, Bravo TV and Hulu can help you catch up to the current episode.
Episode 1: Self-Reflective
Artists created art about another artist in the group. The first artist dismissed did not create a piece of art that truly represented the other person.
Episode 2: The Shape of Things to Come
This episode kept me awake that night. Artists had 30 minutes in an electronic junk yard and a set time to create art from what was gathered. I loved this, kept awake by wanting to participate in the same challenge!
Episode 3: Judging a Book By Its Cover
Artists had to interpret a classic book and its story to create a cover. I loved the one for Dracula...but can understand why the Time Machine was chosen.
Episode 4: A Shock to the System
Artists had to create art that either angered, disgusted, or create a disturbing emotion in the viewer. This is one I do not think I can do very well. Oh, wait, I am in the middle of doing a series about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill....
Episode 5: Art That Moves You
Artists drove a car to its showroom and then had to interpret their experience into a piece of art. Not sure what the judges wanted in this episode: a commercial for the car or just the overall experience?
Episode 6: Open to the Public
When I saw some artist friends on my Facebook account write things like "with plywood? Are you kidding?," I had to watch. Well, I have to watch because it is fascinating to see how artists are viewed by the public. I liked one of the two pieces better...but understand why the other won.
Episode 7: Child's Play
Use only the materials found in a fantasy art class loaded with supplies for children, at a children's museum. Hmmm. I know how I would have interpreted that one...another sleepless night because of ideas.
At this blog post, I have not had a chance to view Episode 8, Opposites Attract. Episodes are also summarized by Bravo TV, along with online bonus videos.
What do you think about Work of Art? Do you have a favorite episode? Has any episode kept you awake at night, thinking of what you would create? You are welcome to comment.
Angeline Marie of
Angeline Marie Fine Art