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Should Every Picture Tell a Story?

Kenneth Clark and guests artists and critics debate traditional and modern art.

1958 27 mins Silent


The purpose and possibilities of art are debated in this historically important TV item featuring Kenneth Clark, best known for Civilisation, and John Berger, who made Ways of Seeing (both of which were produced sometime after this encounter), plus Graham Sutherland and W Somerset Maugham. Berger discusses Picasso’s Guernica and unpicks the seminal anti-war painting with insight and intensity.