Samuel Bak: The Art of Speaking about the Unspeakable

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37 minutes
Source: out of print

For over 60 years, from his first paintings as a child prodigy in the Vilna Ghetto, Samuel Bak has produced a remarkable body of work that has earned him an international reputation as a painter of thought-provoking images that raise challenging questions about essential life issues. This film explores the life experiences which have shaped his art through a candid and insightful conversation with the artist, selected recollections from his recently published memoirs, and a moving presentation of many of his most important works.

Online exhibit:
Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak

Related materals:
Samuel Bak Poster Set
Samuel Bak: Painter of Questions

Related lessons:
Interpreting the Works of Samuel Bak: Interruption
Interpreting the Works of Samuel Bak: Self-Portrait
Interpreting the Works of Samuel Bak: The Family

This film explores Samuel Bak’s life and the experiences that helped shape his art.