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Creative Art of Japan

USA, 1951 (MIFF 1957, Connoisseur's Corner)

Director: Mary Anderson

From the Seattle Art Museum objects have been selected lo illustrate the historical sequence of Japanese aesthetic expression. These range from a prehistoric terra cotta burial figure to 18th Century scrolls. Camera and commentary dramatise some of the stories told in the paintings to the accompaniment of authentic Japanese siring music.

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Three Paintings by Hieronymus Bosch

USA, 1950
Three religious paintings by the Flemish artist Hieronymus Bosch. "The Adoration of the Kings," "The Mocking of Christ" and "Ecce Homo." Numerous details of the paintings are seen in close-up. ... More »

Frescoes in Danish Churches

Denmark, 1954
The film tells in picture and music about the world that is living in the frescoes of the village churches. After the creation and the fall of man, the human beings are chased out of Paradise; the si… More »

17th Century Art Treasures of the Vienna Collection

USA, 1950
Famous paintings in the Hapsburg Collection are shown, including works of Teniers, Veronese, Rubens, Vermeer, Velasquez, Rembrandt and Tintoretto. The film shows detailed close-ups of many paintings. ... More »

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