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Le mystère Picasso (1956)

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A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work.

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Using a specially designed transparent 'canvas' to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera rolls. 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 at will, until at last the work is complete. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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18 May 1956 (France)  »

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The Mystery of Picasso  »

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$267,836 (USA)
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Special transparent 'canvases' were constructed so that Pablo Picasso could paint on one side and 'Renoir, Claude' and Henri-Georges Clouzot could film the other. See more »

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One of the best things that I've ever seen.
10 February 2004 | by (San Mateo, CA.) – See all my reviews

I was moved beyond words. It was amazing to see what this man was doing on canvas second-to-second. To actually see the decisions made and the mannerisms in his strokes is something that I did not know was possible until I saw this film on IFC. This is priceless.


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