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  • Short Summary

    Lovely film of men at work in the mosaic studio of the Vatican.

  • Description

    "The famous mosaic studio of the Vatican where the intricate and painstaking art of mosaic painting is carried on..."

    M/S of an artist at work on a mosaic portrait of a man in religious dress. C/U of the mosaic under construction and the painting upon which it is based. "Great care is taken in the selection of the mosaics to secure the correct shades and thickness." M/S of a man sitting beside a window choosing pieces of mosaic. C/U of a tool being used to break the mosaic into small pieces. C/U of man working on a large mosaic featuring angels. C/U of the pieces being applied to the picture. Tweezers are used to place the small pieces of mosaic in the correct place.

    "The Vatican Studios are world-famous for this unique work.." L/S of man sitting in front of one mosaic at work. Behind him is a large painting that he is using as inspiration. C/U of the face of an angel in mosaic. "Some rare masterpieces..." C/U of a framed painting. L/S of another painting - a Madonna and Child. C/U of the faces of the mother and child. "Another masterpiece to be... of the Pope." L/S of craftsman at work on a portrait in mosaic.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 553.

    Note: beautifully shot film.

    Safety print only.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:30:00 / 01:27:34:00
    EP 133

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