Saturday, January 27, 2007

picasso in action

Rudy discovered this little gem. I found more info on this video clip from this blog:

In 1955, French director, Henri-Georges Clouzot had the most amazing idea. He would film Pablo Picasso as he painted 20 artworks, ranging from quick sketches to widescreen color oil paintings.
My favorite are the oils, which were captured using time lapse photography. They're mesmerizing and give a fascinating insight to the artist's spontaneous process. The French government also liked the film—in 1984, it declared The Mystery of Picasso National Treasure. Unfortunately, because of contractual obligation, almost all of the art created for this film was destroyed at the end of the production.

Above is only one of the paintings from the film, taken from start to finish.
The entire film is available on Amazon.


Blogger Jana Bouc said...

The movie is also available from Netflix. I rented it a few months ago and really enjoyed it. I recommend turning on the commentary while you watch the film as the two art historians who do the commentaries offer lots of interesting insight into the work. I wasn't a big fan of Picasso until I saw the movie. It's definitely worth watching. I found his drawing fascinating, especially the way one drawing would keep metamorphosing from bouquet to a chicken to a village scene...

27/1/07 8:53 AM  
Anonymous silver said...

holy smokes, that was amazing. I had no idea Picasso worked in that manner. Thanks for sharing this treat!

27/1/07 9:11 PM  
Blogger Sheri Burhoe said...

Again, awesome to watch !

30/1/07 7:14 AM  
Blogger isay said...

wow! thanks for sharing this!

30/1/07 11:37 PM  

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