A heinous plague invaded my house over the holidays and I spent the end of 2017 binge watching shows on Netflix, which might be the only silver lining of catching the flu.
Two movies really impressed me, in fact I had to watch both a couple of times. Amy, the 2015 documentary about Amy Winehouse, is my favorite. I've always been obsessed with her – that raw, uncensored voice, with so much authenticity it can never be duplicated.
My other favorite is the Eva Hesse biography. One of the most prominent artists in the 1960s, Eva started as a painter, but she is most known for her sculptures. Made from unconventional materials, such as rubber, fiberglass, and latex, much of her work is not archival and is deteriorating. Was that intentional? One scene in the biography mentions that she was more driven by the artistic process than the end results, almost making the final piece incidental.
Both artists are inspiring in much different ways, but I was most impressed that both biographies were about strong, driven women who created brilliant, influential work. Check them out...I think you'll agree.