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Free Screening: The Mystery of PIcasso

October 25, 2018

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SNF Parkway Theatre
5 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Phone:
410-752-8083

Overview

One of the greatest art films ever made. THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO screens at the SNF Parkway Theatre on 10/25. Part of our monthly Free Thursdays series. In 1955, French filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot joined forces with his friend Pablo Picasso to make an entirely new kind of art film, "a film that could capture the moment and the mystery of creativity." Together, they devised an innovative technique: the filmmaker placed his camera behind a semi-transparent surface on which the artist drew with special inks that bled through. Clouzot thus captured a perfect reverse image of Picasso's brushstrokes and the motion picture screen itself becomes the artist's canvas. Here, the master creates, and sometimes obliterates, 20 works (most of them, in fact, destroyed after the shoot), ranging from playful black-and-white sketches to Cinemascope color murals, artworks which evolve in minutes through the magic of stop-motion animation. Unavailable for more than a decade, THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO is exhilarating, mesmerizing, enchanting and unforgettable. It is simply one of the greatest documentaries on art ever made. The French government agreed: in 1984 it declared the film a national treasure.

Event Details

Event Category General Information Neighborhood

  • Art Museums & Galleries
  • Film
  • Free
  • Free Admission
  • Station North Arts & Entertainment District

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