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The Art of Claude Lorrain

UK, 1970 (MIFF 1971, Artists)

Director: Dudley Shaw Ashton

Born Claude Gelee, in Lorrain in 1600, the painter settled in Rome in 1626 and worked there until his death in 1682. His paintings express certain interlocking conceptions and interests: classical myth, harmony, repose, space and light.

The film explores the classical landscapes by which Claude interpreted the poetic themes of Virgil and Ovid.

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