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MIRROR OF MAN

USA, 1960 (MIFF 1961, Programme 35)

Director: John W. Ziegler

This hour-long film is a statement on behalf of contemporary art. It presents the movement from the first break with classical form to our art expression of today. Paintings used in the film were selected from the 1958 Retrospective Exhibition at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, which presented a survey of paintings shown at the International Exhibitions of te Insitute since 1894.

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Under the Black Mask

Belgium, 1959
Based on his art, the film interprets the soul of the negro in The Belgian Congo. ... The material is divided into three parts: "The Birth of Man" covers the life of man, from birth to death, as it a… More »

Ned Kelly

Australia, 1960
The story of the bushranger, Ned Kelly, is told through the paintings oi the Australian artist, Sidney Nolan, accompanied by a descriptive ballad. ... More »

Approach to Art Teaching

Australia, 1961
This film reveals the system of art teaching developed by the N.S.W. Education Department, which aims at keeping the children's work steadily developing in creativity and technique as they move from … More »

A Potter's World - Bernard Leach

UK, 1961
A film about the life and work of Bernard Leach, now in his seventies, who makes his own pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall. Leach, an artist-philosopher who is keenly aware of the deep relationship betwe… More »

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