This engaging documentary film examines a narrative series of 39 inter-related paintings by artist Irving Kriesberg. Kriesberg is joined on camera by anthropologist Judith Gleason, and the two enter a spirited discussion on the motives and meanings behind Kriesberg's evocative, boldly colored paintings. Tashilham propels the viewer into a world where there is more than meets the eye.  Kriesberg has been an accomplished and highly regarded painter since he made his debut with Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko in New York's Museum of Modern Art’s major 1952 exhibition, Fifteen Artists.  Later in 1972, Irving Kriesberg showed at The Guggenheim Museum of Art (New York) in the equally important Ten Independents exhibition. Kriesberg has been quietly creating lyrical, thoughtful, highly individual works of art, as well as groups of paintings in narrative suites, all of which are truly mesmerizing in their depth and beauty.  He has been influenced by Eastern thought and has lived and worked in Asia and Africa for many years.

This film is not currently in distribution.

1997 / 40 min. / VHS / Color
Studio: MUSE Film and Television, Inc. / Camerini-Robertson Documentary Films
Executive Producer: MUSE Film and Television
Producer: Michael Camerini
Director: Shari Robertson
Artist: Irving Kriesberg
Anthropologist: Judith Gleason
Distributor: MUSE Film and Television, Inc.

© 1997 MUSE Film and Television, Inc.