Le Mystère Picasso The Mystery of Picasso

Le Mystère Picasso The Mystery of Picasso

About the film

With this film, Henri-Georges Clouzot gave viewers the chance to see the techniques of the most influential painters of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso. Filmed in the painter’s studio, this unmissable documentary shows us, stroke by stroke, the birth of a masterpiece: We see Picasso in the act of creating paintings for the camera which he then subsequently destroyed, so that they would only exist on film.

In this unique film, the whole process of creating a work of art is shown, from the beginnings with Picasso’s simple marker drawings in black and white, until he is gradually progressing to full scale collages and oil paintings. It won the Special Jury Prize at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.


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