the last half century, Frank Frazetta has dominated the art
world with his images of fierce warriors, helpless princesses,
and fantastical creatures set in the most lavish landscapes.
His impact upon the worlds of Fantasy Art and Film has been
unparalleled. Journey with us to a place where up until now,
only the privileged have been, and witness the man behind
first thing to say about
Frazetta: Painting With Fire is
that that the presentation of the documentary is extremely
impressive. Whether you are a huge fan of his work, or have
never heard of him this video sucks you into his world. If
you were not a fan of his before you start watching this,
you will be by the time you have finished.
Frazetta's artwork is legendary but until I saw this video
I didn't know that much about the man behind the work. I
didn't realise that Frazetta was an athlete before he became
an artist. But it makes sense as he seems to have a phenomenal
understanding of how the body's muscular system works - anyone
who has seen his work will know what I mean.
are plenty of artists and writers willing to give their thoughts
on Frazetta's work. Simon Bisley also pops up from time to
time to give his thoughts on the artist. Bisley is an artist
who I always thought was hugely influenced by Franzetta. The
only down side is that I was a little disappointed about how
arrogant Franzetta is. He is a genius... and he knows it.
I like my heroes to be a bit more humble.
seriously interested in any form of fantasy art should get
their hands on a copy of this extraordinary documentary.