Ayres born 1930 is a well-known British abstract expressionist whose huge canvases, often measuring several feet in their dimensions, look like finger painting, because they are. They are as good as some, not most, abstract paintings. A local paper picks up the story, followed by the New York Times, and overnight Marla is hailed as a child prodigy. Showing remarkable facility, she's soon got paintings hanging in a local coffee shop and a handful of interested buyers. Through it, they were able to see Marla beginning a painting with urgent whispered instructions from her father. Is the little girl the star of a hoax by her family? Some paintings are good, says me, or says you, and some are bad.
With untrammeled exuberance, she paints in bright colors with a thick impasto. . Chaz and I had not heard of her when we saw one of her paintings in a warehouse, and simultaneously agreed we loved it. But not everybody is convinced that Marla painted the works alone. Some paintings could be painted by a child, some couldn't be. But it's more complicated than that. The documentary considers the perplexing case of Marla Olmstead, a 4-year-old girl from Binghamton, N.
Made-for-television movies are distributed in 4:3 small screen. However, please contact us if you believe that informative content on this service affects in any way your legal rights. I append an Ayres painting, one of 14 in the Tate Modern. The problem was, no one had actually seen Marla creating a whole work from start to finish except, presumably, her parents. My own verdict as an outsider is, no, Marla didn't paint those works, although she may have applied some of the paint. My Kid Could Paint That 2007 This is an online movie guide. Advertisement The story as told by Mark, Marla's dad, an amateur painter himself, is that one day little Marla was on the kitchen table while he was painting, and she grabbed a brush and started painting, too.
The child showed an instinctive feeling for color, pattern, composition, texture, and because of her age and the abstract-art-debunking angle, she started to get worldwide publicity. Without commercial breaks, the full movie My Kid Could Paint That has a duration of 82 minutes; the official trailer can be streamed on the Internet. As I said, some of the paintings are pretty good. People might pay hundreds if they were by a kid but would they pay thousands unless they actually liked them? They play into the hands of those who dismiss abstract art as the process of applying paint to canvas with a technique that looks random and unconsidered. Some, not all, abstract art gains its importance not because of its intrinsic quality but because of its price.
Showing remarkable facility, she's soon got paintings hanging in a local coffee shop and a handful of interested buyers. After watching her dad paint, 4-year-old Marla Olmstead decides she'd like to be a painter too. The irony may be that Mark Olmstead is a gifted painter who could never break into the closed circle of abstract art without a gimmick like Marla. A local paper picks up the story, followed by the New York Times, and overnight Marla is hailed as a child prodigy. In the last analysis, I guess it all reduces to taste and instinct.
He grew quite close to the Olmsteads, and at times worried that he was betraying their confidence. No, a kid couldn't paint that. But not everybody is convinced that Marla painted the works alone. . . . .
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