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Rent From Duchamp to Pop Art (2002)

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90 minutes
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Palettes: a series of films devoted to great works in painting history. Thanks to recent developments in video animation technique, the secrets of these images are revealed like thrilling adventures of discovery.

Marcel Duchamp «Spiraling time»
« Nu descendant un escalier » painted by Marcel Duchamp in 1912, is the emblematic work of the 20th century's revolution in painting, along with Picasso's « Les Demoiselles d'Avignon ». Cubist while dissociating itself from cubism, humorous due to its title and yet serious, almost scientific because of its shapes and its pictorial style « Nu descendant un escalier » made its creator famous overnight.

Yves Klein «Traces of the blue period»
Blue period, blue traces, blue sponges, Yves Klein certainly deserved the epithet 'Yves the monochrome'. Although he used many other colours, it is predominantly the colour azur that he selected and used repeatedly, and out of which he created, rather than a mode of expression, a kind of spiritual energy. Klein set out to make direct use of the naked bodies of his models as 'living brushes', and with these strange painting sessions he perfected an entire inventory of new forms.

Andy Warhol «Ten Lizes»
Ten identical faces printed in black, in two rows, on a large canvas 5.65 meters wide and 2 meters high. Are these faces identical? Not exactly... Andy Warhol created this picture in 1963, based on a photograph of movie star Elizabeth Taylor, which he repeated ten times by means of silk-screening. Is an image like this, which seems to break with traditional portraiture, as easy to decipher as a classical painting?
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Directors:
Voiced By:
Marcel Cuvelier
Narrated By:
Marcel Cuvelier
Writers:
Alain Jaubert
Studio:
Quantum Leap
Genres:
Documentary, Special Interest
Countries:
France, Documentary, Special Interest
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Release Date:
20/05/2002
Run Time:
90 minutes

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