Picasso and Braque Go To the Movies/Ballet Mécanique

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Picasso and Braque Go To the Movies/Ballet Mécanique

  1. Sunday, April 17, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Image from the film Ballet Mecanique
Picasso and Braque Go To the Movies (2008) Directed by Arne Gilmcher
Ballet Mécanique (1923–24) Directed by Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy


Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies—produced by acclaimed director and film historian Martin Scorsese and Robert Greenhut—looks at the connections between early motion pictures and the development of the revolutionary art movement known as Cubism. Narrated by Scorsese with interviews by art and film historians and contemporary artists including Chuck Close, Julian Schnabel, Lucas Samaras, Robert Whitman, and Eric Fischl, as well as a wealth of rare film clips. The documentary will be preceded by Ballet Mécanique, an early experimental art film by the Cubist artist Fernand Léger. Ballet Mécanique print courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Free, but ticketed. (Digital/16mm Presentation)


Gallery Talk: Cubism in Focus
April 17 - Sunday - 2:00–2:30 p.m.
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor. Nan Brewer, the IU Art Museum’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will compare a selection of Cubist works by Picasso and Braque and discuss some early photographic images of movement.