Delacroix

Delacroix

Downloadable Video - 2015
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Born into an age marked by revolution and extremes, Eugene Delacroix was an arch-romanticist; he was also one of the finest French draftsmen, influencing not only many of his contemporaries but also modern masters such as Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, Rodin and Matisse. In this film, the theme of movement in the human and animal form builds up through tightly woven sequences to a climax. Delacroix's drawings make us understand the basic value of his art, his intimate thoughts and his daring invention. This is the only film of its kind made in the famous Louvre Drawing Collection. There is no narration. 'Delacroix is magic. We seem to be sharing the artist's most intimate thoughts in a strange land where the creativity of Delacroix is perfectly matched with the equally creative powers of the film-maker ... a very strong feeling for the artist's style, ideas, and moods ... notable for unity of purpose and coherence, for synchronization of visuals and music ... shows real feeling for the artist.' Vancouver International Film Festival 'Startling musical score; excellent photography; unusual treatment of subject; artistically authentic ... turned stills into a moving scene showing the art and genius of the artist ... exciting ... intimate; unity like a poem.' Canada's Documentary Film Festival Credits Original music: Marius Constant
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Additional Contributors: Roland, Anthony
Kanopy (Firm)

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