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Films on the Plastic Arts (1)

Children Painters of Lijiang River (Chen Zeren, )
Along the Lijiang River in southern China, the picturesque scenery is as beautiful as a Chinese painting. The landscape has long inspired the people of the region to compose poems and paint pictures.… Read more

L.A. Suggested by the Art of Edward Ruscha (Gary Conklin, 1981)
A compendium of Los Angeles icons, from class to kitsch. Edward Ruscha's paintings, drawings and photographs are the point of departure for this impressionistic study of Los Angeles' buildings, apart… Read more

Like Two Mountaineers (Ross R. Campbell, 1980)
A film tracing the early influences of Seurat, Cezanne and primitive African art on the development of Cubism. Paintings of Picasso and Braque are shown in close detail from the period when they work… Read more

Michael Hall: Sculptor (, 1980)
Large sheets of steel and I-beams, welded and braced and bolted, suggest images, provoke questions and become more understandable as Michael Hall speaks of his kind of constructivism, derived from hi… Read more

The Fauves (Ross R. Campbell, 1980)
An examination in detail of paintings which contributed to Fauvism, the brief , explosive development in modern art characterised by violent colors and simplified forms. the 'wild beasts' are represe… Read more

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