Illuminating the night [videorecording] / written and directed by Pascal Bouhenic ; co-produced by le Musée du Louvre, le Musée d'Orsay, Le Centre Pompidou, la Réunion des musées nationaux, la Cinquiéme, les Films du tambour de soie.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2002.
1 videodisc (26 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Every picture tells a story: artistic themes through the ages
This program analyzes the lights that illuminate the night--from candles and street lights, to the moon, to Ingo Maurer's hologram of a neon-rendered light bulb--and the way artists make use of them to create revealing contrasts and to direct the viewer's gaze. Technical aspects of light manipulation in the visual arts, such as the use of chiaroscuro and sfumato in painting and the cinematic night effects by underexposing film, are considered as well.
Narrated by Sharon Mann.
Series devised by Alain Bergala ; series producer, Dominique Gibrail.
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