The Mystery of Picasso

PG · 1956 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 18m
Director Henri-Georges Clouzot peers into the imagination of Pablo Picasso's studio and emerges with a quiet documentary that captures the revolutionary painter's creative process. Through a combination of stop-motion and time-lapse photography,...
Release date: February 21, 1986 (USA)
Music composed by: Georges Auric

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The in-progress paintings displayed in The Mystery of Picasso were destroyed by the artist ... Critic Reviews for The Mystery of Picasso (Le mystère Picasso). No Score Yet: The Bold Type
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Feb 27, 2019 · The Mystery of Picasso is less concerned with watching Picasso paint—which would've been more than enough to justify the film's existence—than with pitting Clouzot and Picasso against one another.
For that reason "The Mystery of Picasso," which came to the Fine Arts yesterday, rates better as light entertainment than as a serious film about art.This close on ...
Feb 18, 2018 · This proves a lot more compelling than it probably reads, with the development of each work creating its own narrative, as two seemingly abstract lines are transformed by a third into an instantly recognisable representation of a nude, a bull, a matador, or any number of Picasso's favourite motifs, and we're ...
Feb 19, 1986 · Fortunately, the film shows none of these travails, so you are alone with the art in fluid process. During the course of the 85-minute film, Picasso produces about 20 whimsical, muscular, sexy artworks. According to an agreement between the him and Clouzot, all were burned at the conclusion of the filming.
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The Mystery of Picasso (1956) Henri-Georges Clouzot and Pablo Picasso in The Mystery of Picasso (1956) The ... 8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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May 21, 2019 · Review by Kevin Cecil 3. About halfway through THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO Clouzot interrupts the film's format, a blank canvas ...
Jan 22, 2018 · Henri-George Clouzot wasn't averse to a mystery. Indeed, his most famous work Les Diaboliques is considered a seminal film of the 1950s. Here, ...
Mar 4, 2019 · The Mystery of Picasso (1956), directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, is currently playing in a new 4K restoration at the Film Forum in New York ...