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Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

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Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)
712.4 MB | 1:14:46 | French with English s/t | XviD, 1060 Kb/s | 592x448

Like a matador confronting a bull, the artist approaches his easel. As he wields his brush, the painting dances into being before our eyes. Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist of the 20th century, is making art, and famous French director Henri-Georges Clouzot is making a movie. This entirely new kind of art documentary captures the moment and the mystery of creativity; for the film, the master created 20 artworks, ranging from playful black-and-white sketches to widescreen color paintings. Using inks that bled through the paper, Picasso rapidly created fanciful drawings that Clouzot was able to film from the reverse side, capturing their creation in real time. When the artist decided to paint in oils, the filmmaker switched to color film and employed the magic of stop-motion animation. By contract, almost all of these paintings were destroyed when the film was completed. Unavailable for more than a decade, "The Mystery of Picasso" is exhilarating, mesmerizing, and unforgettable; it is simply one of the greatest documentaries on art ever made. The French government agrees; in 1984 it declared the film a national treasure. (-DVD back cover)

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

Using a specially designed transparent 'canvas' to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera rolls. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements, transforming the entire scene at will, until at last the work is complete. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0049531/plotsummary)

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

Just as visual artists understand the relationship between positive and negative space in their work, France's master filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot understood–and set about demonstrating via The Mystery of Picasso–the relationship between creation and destruction in the artistic process.

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

In 1955, Clouzot teamed with his friend Pablo Picasso to capture as many aspects of the brilliant painter's working methods as possible. Clouzot innovatively placed the camera in front of Picasso while the latter worked, thus capturing astonishing reverse images of brush strokes and "bleeding" inks in volatile motion.

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

The result is that Clouzot's film–the screen, the frame–become Picasso's canvas, and we find ourselves inside his prodigious genius as works of beauty spontaneously burst forth and are instantly crushed beneath the weight of new images, new ideas. A viewer would be forgiven if, more than once, he felt like screaming at such nonchalant carnage. (-Tom Keogh - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

A Fabulous film showing how an artist- in this case Picasso- takes a blank sheet of paper or canvas and transforms it into a work of art. Thru a special process that lets the inks bleed thru to the wrong side of the canvas where a camera captures the developement of a drawing from the first placement of a brush stroke to the final completed drawing/painting. Sometimes it is truly amazing to see what comes forth from the humble beginnings. We also are able to follow the developement of paintings as well with the aide of stop motion photography. (amazon.com)

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)

Henri-Georges Clouzot - Le Mystère Picasso (1956)





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| 712.4 MB | Runtime 1:14:46 | b/w & color|
Language : French
Optional subtitles : English
Audio Track-1 : mp3, 48000 Hz, 99 Kb/s, JS (French dub.)
Audio Track-2 : mp3, 48000 Hz, 80 Kb/s, 1-ch (Eng. commentary by P.Parsons)
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