Pissarro [videorecording] : at the heart of impressionism = au coeur de l'impressionisme / produced for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Le reúnion des musées nationaux by Judith Wechsler ; written and directed by Judith Wechsler. [Jackson Pollock]. Jackson Pollock '51 / produced by Paul Falkenberg and Hans Namuth. De Kooning / produced by Hans Namuth and Paul Falkenberg.

Video/Projected medium
West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [1998?]
1 videocassette (45 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.


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Summary note
The first film (14 min.) traces the artistic development and life of French impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro, using quotations from his letters. The second film is five minutes of silent, black and white footage of Pollack at work. In the third film (10 min.), Jackson Pollock is interviewed as he paints on glass at his home on Long Island, and speaks about his natural urge to paint. The fourth film (13 min.) shows Dutch-American painter Willem de Kooning at work in his studio, and includes footage of the artist walking around New York. Narration consists of De Kooning's comments on his Woman paintings, New York, and other topics.
Originally produced as four separate films. Copyright for Pissarro illegible; second film (untitled) copyright 1950 by Hans Namuth; Jackson Pollock '51 originally produced in 1951; De Kooning, copyright 1964.
Creation/​Production credits
Music composed and conducted by David Myska (1st film) ; music by Morton Feldman (3rd and 4th films).
System details
VHS hi-fi; stereo. compatible; Dolby system.
Narrators in English (1st film), John Walsh, Jr., Stanley Huffman.
Other title(s)
  • Jackson Pollock '51.
  • De Kooning.
  • Willem de Kooning, the painter.
  • 1561278661
  • 9781561278664
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Universal Product Code
  • 032031186637
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