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Films By Paul Haesaerts

Using as examples the work of Renoir, Seurat and Picasso, this film seeks to establish three broad divisions of art: the sensual, the intellectual and the emotional. A most stimulating and striking presentation of art theory is climaxed by an introduction to the work of Picasso in all its variety ... Read more
An evocation of the life and surroundings of the great Flemish poet and writer, Emile Verhaeren (1855-1916). ... Read more
At the time of the Renaissance the Humanist movement brought about an intellectual, moral and psychological rebirth in the whole of Europe. The film, which is of a philosophical character, portrays this rebirth by cinematographic means. Crushed by original sin and subjected entirely to an ... Read more
The film shows the devotion of Fra Angelico to the Virgin Mary. A sequence which presents the Italian countryside, peaceful, evocative of Paradise, precedes the part devoted to the Annunciation and Nativity. ... Read more
In his first colour film. Paul Haesearts, who is well known for his art films, especially for Rubens and A Visit to Picasso, explores the meanings, beauties and quaint anecdotal material hidden in the incredibly detailed paintings of such Flemish "Primitives" as Jan Van Eyck, Roger Van der Veyden ... Read more
A film essay on Picasso's development as a painter and a potter combined with an interview with the artist at his studio in Vallauris. Awarded the International Documentary prize at the Venice Festival in 1950. ... Read more
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