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    Islington, London.

    M/S of a little mouse crawling through some straw; M/S of a girl holding a twig, using it as a diviner.

    Several shots show artist David Boyd at work on a picture; he lights several candles in a candelabra and stands beneath a suspended canvas, moving the candles around so their smoke leaves marks. Using different candles he slowly builds up a picture of a female face. He then uses a candle to burn into the paint base of the canvas, which sends hundreds of golden bubbles out across the surface.

    We see several finished paintings by David; most are smoke and oil mixed. He called this style Sfumato, which means smoky tones.

    Note: on file is a magazine cutting about David.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1967
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4373
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    431.12
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:03:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:22:00 / 01:35:58:00
    Canister:
    CP 674
    Sort Number:
    CP 674
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture
    WorkSpaces
    Fantasy David Boyd David Boyd clips Tate
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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