Opus: impressions of British art and culture

United Kingdom, 1967

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An impressionistic survey of the arts in Britain ranging from sculptors and painters at work to a display of Mary Quant fashions and vistas of modern architecture. The theatre is represented by excerpts from three plays staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company and there is a sequence from a new ballet by Sir Frederick Ashton. Some of the work of Henry Moore is seen as well as paintings by Francis Bacon. Includes a brief appearance by a very young Googie Withers.

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British Information Services


James Archibald


Don Levy



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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Fashion

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Culture

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Great Britain - Social life and customs

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture - Great Britain

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Great Britain

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts, European

Crafts & Visual Arts → Bacon, Francis, 1909-

Crafts & Visual Arts → Culture

Crafts & Visual Arts → Fashion

Crafts & Visual Arts → Moore, Henry, 1898-1986

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - Great Britain

Crafts & Visual Arts → Sculptors - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fashion

Music & Performing Arts → Ballets - Excerpts

Music & Performing Arts → Culture

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Music & Performing Arts → Theater

People → Bacon, Francis, 1909-

People → Moore, Henry, 1898-1986

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain






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