This Cannes Film Festival selection takes a comprehensive and fascinating look at the life and art of the legendary Pablo Picasso.
During the last 22 years of Picasso's life, filmmaker Edward Quinn had complete access to the artist. Through a combination of exclusive home movies and intimate photos, as well as more than 600 of the artist's works (many never seen in public), a living, breathing scrapbook of Picasso is realized.
This 2-part film follows the parallel development of the artist's life and work, giving insight into his creative processes. Among other highlights are some of the last pictures ever taken of Picasso.
Part 1 (1881-1937) — Starting in 1896, when Picasso was only 15 years of age, we trace his artistic development, exploring his work as a youth, from the Blue period to the Pink period and his first steps into Cubism in 1906. Then we discover the Chrysteline period where he went from analytical to synthetic Cubism until entering his Neoclassical period in 1918. Part 1 culminates with the painting of his masterpiece, Guernica, in 1937. DVD. 105 minutes.
Part 2 (1938-1973) — Through the war years and life on the French Riviera, Picasso's work moves on to include ceramics, sculpture, pottery, and graphics. The period from 1946 to 1973 is made up primarily of home movies, showing his relationships with his children and the women in his life, and emphasizing the enormous amount of work accomplished by Picasso during the last 20 years of his life. We observe Picasso, 90 years old, working on a copper plate engraving as we follow the progress and changes made through 6 different stages. DVD. 45 minutes, plus 60 minutes of bonus features.
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