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Degas: The Old Man Mad About Art

Synopsis
Re-evaluates the paintings of Degas made during the last ten yiears of his life, providing an insight into the artist’s life in Montmartre. Visits the archives of the Bibliotheque Nationale for photographic evidence of the painter and reconstructs the chaotic dusty studio in which he works. These late pictures are discussed by Howard Hodgkin and Paula Rego.
Series
Omnibus, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p) (VHS)
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 20/5/96.
Subjects
Art
Keywords
Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); painters; paintings - French

Credits

Director
Mischa Scorer
Contributor
R B Kitaj

Sponsor

Name

Arts Council

Phone
020 7973 6820
Fax
020 7973 6449
Notes
Contact: Will Bell (7/99), e-mail will.bell@artscouncil.org.uk
Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

Arts on Film Archive, University of Westminster

Notes
Arts on Film Archive offers on-line access to a large range of films on art produced in the United Kingdom since the 1950s, and is a unique record of British and international post-war art, as well as of documentary film-making in the UK. In its first phase, the archive offers a complete database and an on-line video streaming of all 450 films made by the film department of Arts Council England between 1953 and 1998 and several films produced till 2003 by the dance Department of ACE. The collection is only available streamed to ac.uk domain addresses.

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