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A Masterpiece of Spanish Painting (Harry Atwood, 1962)
A stylistic and iconographic explanation of the twenty-six panels of the Hispano-Flemish retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo by Fernando Gallego. Blue Ribbon Award, American Film Festival. ... Read more

Francis Bacon Paintings, 1944-1962 (David Thompson, 1963)
Francis Bacon's paintings have realised a vision of the human condiiion both in its violence and its grandeur. This film attempts not so much to interpret that vision as to approach its meaning throu… Read more

Josef Herman (Anthony M. Roland, 1962)
The film depiets the drawings of Josef Herman, the leading British realist who has continued the humanist tradition of Daumier, Millet and Van Gogh, and has found for the miners, peasants and fisherm… Read more

La Cathédrale Engloutie (D. S. Ashton, 1961)
The record of a series of abstract paintings and collages, based on the legend of the submerged cathedral, which were produced by the English artist, Ceri Richards. ... Read more

Landscape Painting (Sha Tan, 1962)
Beginning with shots of the old master, Pan Tienshou, at work, the film presents some of the chief features of Chinese landscape painting. ... Read more

Painter at Work - Graham Sutherland in France (Peter Newington, 1962)
In the austere and dramatic Mariiitne Alps of France, Sutherland draws directly from nature for the themes of his paintings. He is fascinated by nature's opposing forces — the gentleness and vi… Read more

The Critic (Ernest Pintoff, 1963)
A satirical comment on audience reaction to art films. ... Read more

Turner (Anthony M. Roland, 1963)
A cinematographic essay on the oil paintings and water-colours of the most important period of Turner's work: the last 25 years of his life. The selections used illus­trate the painter's influenc… Read more

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