A lively, exciting experience of art, from the words and paintings of David Milne. “Art”, he said, “isn’t a fire in the grass; it’s an explosion.” Milne’s letters read as a commentary, tell how he felt about what he painted, how he tried to catch the essence of his feelings “before the power ran out…like escaping steam”. We see many of his paintings and a sequence in which we observe the development of his own unique style.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
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In ACMI's collection
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)