Marc Chagall/the colours of passion

United States, 1977

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Focuses on the diverse artistic achievements of Marc Chagall. Explains his often perplexing subject matter and passion for colour in terms of his stated desire to create a world where anything is possible. Includes examples of his work, along with a discussion of his background and the influences of impressionism, cubism and Russia on his inspiration. Cameraman by Derek Waterman; quotations by Cyril Shaps and commentary by Paul Gregory. Suitable for Years 7-12.

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International Film Bureau


Charles Harris



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Crafts & Visual Arts → Aesthetics

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - France

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art appreciation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Modern - 20th century - France

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - France

Crafts & Visual Arts → Color

Crafts & Visual Arts → Color - Psychological aspects

Crafts & Visual Arts → Cubism

Crafts & Visual Arts → Impressionism (Art)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - France


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Color - Psychological aspects

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Color

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States






16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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