Watching Artists Work

I don't know about you, but I love watching artists create, whether it's drawing, painting, sketching, doodling, pasting, sculpting, whatever. I love it. There's something about the process - the in-progress piece of work - and seeing it come about as it happens that totally appeals to me.

So, here's some videos of artists doing their thing:

Jackson Pollock:

Jean -Michel Basquiat (he's shown painting around :45):

Basquiat with spraypaint (From DOWNTOWN 81):

The great Picasso:

More Picasso:

Henri Matisse drawing:

Henri Matisse cutting out shapes:

Now, this is interesting. In 1985, Quantel invited David Hockney to try out painting on their Paintbox. Here's part 1 (of 5):

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:


  1. picasso with the no shirt technique! that's awesome! great set of videos

  2. Watching Picasso and Matisse leave me awestruck and all mushy with admiration. Sitting and watching with wonder wishing I could posses a minute fraction of their talent & creativity.


  3. Hola Ward. Tienes toda la razón. Ver a un artista trabajando es como ver un milagro realizándose ante tus propios ojos.

    Saludos en español.