You would think that an online video sharing site wouldn’t benefit a painter (or any static visual art) much, but I can easily lose an hour or two browsing through the site. Just do a search for your favorite artist on YouTube and there’s a pretty good chance that you will find videos by or about them. A lot of contemporary emerging artists are doing interesting things on YouTube too.
One of my favorite artists is Francis Bacon. In this video he is talking about life, death, casinos, and art!
There’s also this shorter video where you can see Francis Bacon in his VERY messy studio. (Bits of that Bacon mess was recently sold at auction)
“You see, painting has now become, or all art has now become completely a game, by which man distracts himself. What is fascinating actually is, that it’s going to become much more difficult for the artist, because he must really deepen the game to become any good at all.” Francis Bacon