Composition: as pattern, as structure, as expression

United States, 1986

Film
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The arrangement of the elements within a painting is examined. The program shows how the masters have organised their paintings according to the principles of good composition: pattern, from Gozzoli to Matisse; structure, from Pollaiuolo to Cezanne; expression, from Sassetta to Degas.

Credits

production company

Center for Humanities

producer/director

Eve Cotton

Duration

00:25:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303588

Language

English

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Cezanne, Paul, 1839-1906

Crafts & Visual Arts → Composition (Art)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917

Crafts & Visual Arts → Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting - Technique

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

People → Cezanne, Paul, 1839-1906

People → Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917

People → Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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