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Art and Ballet

A study of a number of ballet paintings of Edgar Degas (1834-1917) : "Ballet Class", "Coryphee Resting", "Ballerina and Lady with Fan", "On Stage", "Dancers Practising at the Bar", and "Pink and Green". ... Read more
Variations by three Flemish artists on the Crucifixion theme. Commentary from King James' Bible with musical arrangement of Verdi's "Requiem" and Bach's "Unaccompanied Cello". Paintings include "Christ Carrying the Cross" by the Master of the Turin Adoration (1490-1510), "Christ on the Cross and ... Read more
An interview with "Grandma Moses", one of the best known artists in America today. Many of the paintings of Anna Mary Robertson, now in her nineties, are included. ... Read more
The work of Edouard Manet, the French impressionist, and an account of the hostile reception given to "Olympia" and many of his other paintings. ... Read more
Ballet inspired by "Othello" and danced by Othello, Iago, and Desdemona to the music of Purcell. The dancers perform against an unlit background — a most successful device for focusing attention on the colour and grace of the performers. ... Read more
A modern dance solo based on a poem by John Malcolm Brinner. A variety of camera effects and double exposures combined with the dancing and reading of the poem by Valerie Bettis produces an interesting experiment in modern dance film. ... Read more
One of the most visually inventive films on art. By the combined movements of statue, camera, and background, a view of the entire work and then close-ups, the development of an idea from a drawing to a finished work, the film gives a curious kind of semi-existence to Thoryaldsen's somewhat frigid ... Read more
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