Four questions about art

United Kingdom, 1979

Film
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An examination of the role of art in society, which is built around a dramatisation of a lecture by John Ruskin. Ruskin poses four questions: how to discover the artist; how best to employ the artist; how to accumulate and preserve the work of the artist; and how to distribute it to the best national advantage. Reconsiders Ruskin’s Victorian age questions in contemporary terms by looking at such problems as art education in schools, the role of public galleries and photography as art. This film is sponsored by the Arts Council of Great Britain. Narrated by Jim Broadbent.

Credits

director

Edward Bennett

production company

Cactus Films

Language

English

Duration

00:49:00:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

34211

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Aesthetics

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Marketing

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art and society

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art appreciation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art in education

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art museums

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts - Great Britain

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography, Artistic

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

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

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

People → Ruskin, John, 1819-1900

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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