A Day with Julian Schnabel

Posted filed underDocumentaries, Education, Videos.


Julian Schnabel, artist and groundbreaking filmmaker, invites a group of young painters, photographers and sculptors to his studio for a critique of their work and shows them how he approaches his own work.

Beautiful Decay: “Created by HBO and non-profit YoungArts, this video documents a day of intimate mentorship with the notorious painter and filmmaker where he discusses his working process, various bodies of work, and how his flims and paintings inform one another. One of the most memorable parts of the documentary comes towards the end when Schnabel tells the teenage artists “If you’re scared, You’re fucked.” This piece of advice may seem a bit harsh but I have to admit that I’ve warmed up to Schnabel after seeing how generous he is with his advice and time without sugarcoating the harsh realities of being an artist.”