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Motion Pictures: Coming to a Gallery Near You

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A still from Jeffers Egan's video painting entitled "theverylasttime." (Courtesy of Jeffers Egan)


Jim Bizzocchi is a filmmaker who creates ambient videos, such as this work entitled "Rockface." (Courtesy of Jim Bizzocchi)

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Video paintings such as NomIg's "O4" shift over time. (Courtesy of NomIg)

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Video paintings are displayed much like traditional paintings, only the canvas is a high-definition television. (Courtesy of NomIg)

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Video painting, a rapidly emerging genre of art that uses moving images, is being driven by the emergence of flat-screen and high-definition TVs. But is it so different from traditional painting on a canvas?