This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Gregory Crewdson.

He is the subject of a new documentary, "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters." The film documents the process and production Crewdson requires to make his work, especially his “Beneath the Roses” series of pictures, which were shot in Western Massachusetts. “Brief Encounters” was produced and directed by Ben Shapiro and is playing in selected cities. It’s playing at New York’s Lincoln Center, in Seattle and at several locations in south Florida. It opens in wider release throughout December and January.

Special bonus collaboration this week!: See Crewdson’s work all day on one of my favorite Tumblrs, Cave to Canvas! If you aren’t following CtC, now is a good time to start.

On the second segment, The MAN Podcast continues its series on the Getty’s conservation of Jackson Pollock’s landmark 1943 painting Mural. This week Tom Learner, a Getty Conservation Institute senior scientist and the head of the GCI’s modern and contemporary art research initiative, tells us about the latest work on Mural and what scientists are beginning to discover about how Pollock made his breakthrough painting. The first segment in the series is here.

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Image: Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (Ophelia) (detail) from the “Beneath the Roses” series, 2006. 

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