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Title The Mystery of Picasso
Published Hi Gloss Entertainment, 1956
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (78 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary In 1956, French film-maker Henri-Georges Clouzot filmed Pablo Picasso creating ten unique canvases. Produced exclusively for this astonishing film, several of these works no longer exist. Clouzot shows Picasso commencing with simple line drawings, changing style, method and materials throughout the film, and finishing with full-scale collages and oil paintings. There is clearly a strong rapport between Clouzot and Picasso. Few words are shared, but these fascinating 72 minutes with a master at work, a man whose genius spanned the twentieth century, and whose legacy will live on forever, are totally compelling. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the **Cannes Film Festival**. *"The gold standard of nonfiction films about the creative process." - Roger Moore, **Orlando Sentinel***
Notes Title from title frames
In Process Record
Performer Pablo Picasso
Event Originally produced by Hi Gloss Entertainment in 1956
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Balts (Indo-European people)
History, Modern
Documentary films
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Clouzot, Henri-Georges, film director
Picasso, Pablo, actor
Hi Gloss Entertainment (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.