Metamorphoses of the body [videorecording] / written and directed by Sylvain Roumette ; co-produced by le Musée du Louvre, le Musée d'Orsay, Le Centre Pompidou, la Réunion des musées nationaux, France 5, les Films du tambour de soie.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2002.
1 videodisc (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Every picture tells a story: artistic themes through the ages
Physical metamorphosis as a theme in painting, sculpture, photography, and cinema reveals an ongoing fascination with all manner of transformations and distortions of the human form. This program presents zoomorphism; hybrids from mythology, the hells of Hieronymus Bosch, and the caricatures of Granville; "botanomorphism," people as plants; treatments of body as landscape and landscape as body; the personification of genitalia; digital manipulation of images, to model bizarre new races of people; and engineered beings such as Frankenstein-type creatures and cyborgs.
Narrated by Allan Wenger.
Series devised by Alain Bergala ; series producer, Dominique Gibrail.
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