The Mystery of Picasso

Harris Theater
June 8 - June 9
Fri June 8 at 8:45
Sat June 9 at 3:00

One of the greatest documentaries on art ever made, this classic is a filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work. Like a matador confronting a bull, the artist approaches his easel, his eyes blazing. The director has his camera behind a semi-transparent surface on which the artist paints with special inks that bleed through. We have a perfect reverse image of Picasso's brushstrokes and the motion picture screen itself becomes the artist's canvas. With subtitles. (Henri-Georges Clouzot; France; 1956; 76 min)