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Wednesday Nite Film Series: Biographies - Le Mystère Picasso

March 23, 2011

Le Mystère Picasso : The Mystery of Picasso   (original 1956, renewed 1982, 75 min.)

Explores the mind and motivations of Pablo Picasso as he creates over fifteen works before the camera. Using a specially designed transparent 'canvas' to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera records. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements, transforming the entire scene, until at last the work is complete.


Including commentary by Peggy Parsons and Archie Rand.
In French with English subtitles.

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