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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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