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De Renoir à Picasso

Belgium, 1951 (MIFF 1955, The Creative Impulse)

Director: Paul Haesaerts

Using as examples the work of Renoir, Seurat and Picasso, this film seeks to establish three broad divisions of art: the sensual, the intellectual and the emotional. A most stimulating and striking presentation of art theory is climaxed by an introduction to the work of Picasso in all its variety and vigour.

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