Pietro Annigoni 1961

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    Chelsea, London.

    C/U of a portrait of Julie Andrews in costume for her role in 'My Fair Lady' by Pietro Annigoni; M/S and C/U of a portrait of Lord Moran of Manton (the Queen's Doctor). We then see Pietro working on a portrait of a woman as commentator tells us he has "revived the fifteenth century technique of mixing colours that the Italian primitives used".

    In Pietro's kitchen we see the artist breaking and separating eggs; he beats the egg yolks and pours the liquid into a long measuring tube. He then pours in some oil and puts the mixture in a blender to mix it. Then, taking some powdered red paint from some scales Pietro pours it on a sheet of glass to mix with some white wine. He adds some of the egg base to the paint as commentator explains the wine stops the eggs from going bad when the mixture is bottled.

    C/U of Pietro's palette as he mixes some of the red paint to make a sludgy-brown colour. Various shots of him working on the portrait of the woman. Commentator talks of the benefits of painting in tempera - as the medium is called. C/U of Pietro's painting entitled 'Life', which shows a distressing crucifixion scene. M/S and C/U of his famous portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (seen in millions of Civil Service offices to this day).

    Note: On file is a news cutting from the Daily Express about an exhibition of work by Pietro and his pupils, plus a brochure from the exhibition.

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    01:46:22:00 / 01:49:09:00
    CP 337
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    CP 337
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