The Mystery of Picasso (1956)

Henri-Georges Clouzot directs Pablo Picasso, himself and Claude Renoir in this documentary where the great artist doodles out a dozen canvases like Rolf’s Cartoon Club.

Mainly filling the screen with works in active progress rather than the topless man himself, this often feels like a very sophisticated screensaver. What might have been fascinating over a couple of artworks becomes background noise at feature length. We see every line and daub added without context or explanation but none of the finished works are Picasso gold standard. A nice film to pop on (sound off) in a hipster pub or cafe.


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