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Andre Masson and the Four Elements

France, 1959 (MIFF 1962, Art of Today)

Director: Jean Bremillon

The work of the French abstract-expressionist, Masson, as seen through his interpretation of the four seasons. The film shows a variety of modern techniques used — including a spray gun — for paintings ranging from gentle abstracts to violent non-representational explosions.

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Israel, 1961
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Michael Ayrton

UK, 1961
In this B.B.C. art film in "The Artist Speaks" series, Michael Ayrton discusses the philosophy behind his art and the special subjects which form the major themes of his work. ... More »

Art in Our Time: Painting

West Germany, 1960
The film illustrates the development of modern painting, using the most important artists from Klee to Pollock. ... More »

The Expressionist Revolt

USA, 1957
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