The clip above is from the movie "The Mystery of Picasso," a film by
Henri-Georges Clouzot. Produced in 1956, it is a documentary that shows
Picasso himself, painting. Picasso made 20 new artworks just for the film,
and we watch them be created before our eyes, step-by-step. The artworks
were made using inks that bleed through the paper, so we are watching in
real time from behind the canvas, as Picasso reveals "the mystery of creativity."
By contract, most of the paintings were destroyed when the film was finished.
The French government declared it a national treasure in 1984. I highly
recommend it, especially for anyone interested in seeing what truly happens
when an artist- in this case, a master- makes work.
P.S. Obviously, I'm having some formatting issues with the text in this post. I think
it has something to do with the video, but I can't seem to fix it myself. So, I apologize for
the difficult read, and if anyone has any advice on how to fix this issue, please let me