• Short Summary

    Artist David Boyd creates a painting using candle smoke.

  • Description

    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

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

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