• Short Summary

    Artist Peter Thompson modifies Chinese 'free brush' style to create unique images in almost no time.

  • Description

    London.

    C/U top shot of a Chinese writing on a long white paper laid on the table. C/U shot of a hand getting the paint (looks more like ink) ready. There are two little dishes with black paint and a paint brush. "In place of paint we have gouache and Chinese ink..." Cut to M/S of a man painting. Hanging on the wall behind him there are several Chinese style paintings (or writings?!).

    The man is English painter Peter Thompson and the technique used is modified Chinese "free brush" style. He works on horizontal surface and it takes him only several minutes to complete a painting. His work was exhibited at St. George's Gallery in London.

    C/U shot of artist's face as he mixes the paint. C/U shot of the paint being mixed. M/S of the artist getting ready to start a new painting. Several high angle C/U shots of the painting at its different stages demonstrating the speed at which the painting has been completed.

    M/S of a woman wearing a blue beret, looking at Mr Thompson's paintings hanging on the gallery wall. C/U shot of the woman's face as she studies the pictures. C/U shot of one of the exhibits, picture of pair of bicycles, is followed by the picture of a funny landscape.

    High angle shot of Mr Thompson finishing a drawing of a cat. C/U shot of his brush. C/U shot of artist's face as he works. Several shots of the artist working.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    87.12
    Media URN:
    1401
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:00:00 / 01:31:18:00
    Canister:
    CP 221

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