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United States, 1967

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Demonstrates the four basic elements of which all art is composed: line, colour, shape and texture. Natural forms are dissolved into famous works of art. Water-lilies become part of a Manet painting, and swimming trout become part of an ancient Chinese scroll. Paintings by mature artists and paintings by children show that no two artists see the same world in the same way. Paintings photographed at St Louis City Art Museum.

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Bailey Film Productions



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Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists

Crafts & Visual Arts → Children's art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Color

Crafts & Visual Arts → Composition (Art)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Line (Art)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting - Technique

Crafts & Visual Arts → Texture (Art)

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Color

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States






16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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