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The Screen Guide

Based on the principle that the more one knows about a work of art the better one can appreciate it, this series makes a detailed examination of many of Australia’s most outstanding paintings. Besides scrutinising one key work in close detail, each film reveals, wherever possible, the artist’s drawings and studies for that work, and shows other related works. Many little known paintings from private collections have been included. Living artists have been recorded, talking about their techniques and the ideas behind their paintings. The letters and journals of earlier artists are drawn on, as well as the views of critics of the day.

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This title is part of a series
The Australian Eye

Series listing
The Australian Eye series 3 1980
The Australian Eye series 4 1981
The Australian Eye series 5 1981


David Muir
Malcolm Otton
Dir. of Photography
David Muir

Production Details

Production Completion
Art and culture
Production Company
Film Australia Limited