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Roland, Anthony

Works: 140 works in 290 publications in 2 languages and 2,443 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Educational films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films  Animated films 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Performer, Producer, Other, Restager , Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 759.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Anthony Roland
Most widely held works by Anthony Roland
Delacroix by David Manson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Startling musical score; excellent photography; unusual treatment of subject; artistically authentic ... turned stills into a moving scene showing the art and genius of the artist ... exciting ... intimate; unity like a poem.' - Canada's Documentary Film Festival
Michelangelo : artist and man by Creighton Gilbert( Visual )

5 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accorded divine status in the world of art, Michelangelo Buonarroti was a beginning and an end unto himself. Regardless of the media in which he worked - painting, sculpture or architecture - there is a breathtaking perfection to the finished product. This film marks the high point of the art film-making of Carlo Ragghianti. The most technically ambitious and innovative film on art in its period, Michelangelo is still unsurpassed as an exposition of an artist's vision in painting, architecture, drawing and sculpture. A camera was designed and built specifically for this film to achieve the sense of a completely free, fluid, infinitely varied viewpoint, weaving at will around the artist's forms. Our conception of the genius of Michelangelo is one of a master able to move between and within his various media, bending and twisting his forms freely into the dramatic contrapposto which marks the transition from late Renaissance to Mannerism. It is this soaring, spiralling fluency that Ragghianti's unique camera work supported by music by Johann Sebastian Bach conveys. '...absolutely new and hitherto unexplored possibilities of the film camera in the analysis of artistic forms' La Nazione, Florence. Leaves an impression of weightlessness, even brevity, as well as force' Corriere della Sera, Milan. 'We can feel the thematic and stylistic unity in the art of Michelangelo' La Stampa, Turin
Circle of light( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film without words is composed of Pamela Bone's unique photograhic transparencies. Her talent has been said to 'push photography beyond its own limits, liberating it to the status of an entirely creative art form.' Inspired by nature, and being more responsive to feeling than to thought, Miss Bone has sought to express the mystery and beauty of the inner vision through photographic means alone: landscape has the quality of a dream; children on the sea-shore have a sense of their own enchantment, trees are forboding and strange when night moves in their arms. It took Miss Bone twenty years to find the right technique and so overcome the limitations that photography would impose
The Multiplication of Styles 1700 1900( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the period 1700-1900
Rembrandt's Christ( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-verbal film takes the form of a seamless sequence of images choreographed to the specially composed music of Henry Barraud. The drawings reveal the huge breadth of Rembrandt's techniques, from subtly modeled tone to almost violent pen strokes, sensitive fine line, or the almost oriental virtuosity of brush and ink (picked up in Barraud's occasionally somewhat oriental, staccato score). The widescreen film intersperses images of Christ and scenes from his biblical story with scenes of landscape and street life of Rembrandt's Holland: children at play, crowds gathering, men and women going about their business. The artist's models are his friends, neighbors and family
Seurat Drawings( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film brings together Seurat's drawings & demonstrates how Pointillism can work in monochrome
Jean Fouquet by Jean Fouquet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Fouquet was one of the greatest artists of the fifteenth century. Among his patrons was Etienne de Chevalier, Grand Treasurer of France, who commissioned from him a Book of Hours: a strange mixture of amusing picturebook and devotional manual, linking the chronicles of Christianity to the hours of the day. Fouquet conceived this Book of Hours long before he began to work at it. Round each central picture, illustrating some incident from the life of Christ or the Virgin or some other important story from the Bible, he painted scenes of the places he and his patron had known in the king's service - Touraine and Italy, the castle of Vincennes, the streets of Paris. And, where it was appropriate, he portrayed people of his time - among the suppliants at the feet of the Virgin is Etienne de Chevalier himself, and the Three Kings coming to Bethlehem are King Charles VII and his two sons. In introducing these likenesses Fouquet anticipated the liberties later Renaissance painters were to take with religious subject matter. Directed and narrated by Jacques Berthier, original music by Pierre Spiers. Also available in French
What is a Good Drawing? by Anthony Roland( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates techniques for producing good artwork
Fra Angelico by Angelico( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is preserved in the Roland Collection primarily as an example of early experiments in art-critical film by Carlo Ragghianti, who was to become one of Italy's most influential art critics and educators. The film presents a critical analysis of Fra Angelico's style, which blended traditional Gothic forms with the revolutionary ideas of his contemporaries, Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Director/Narration by Carlo L Ragghianti and original music by Giorgio Fabor. This film won the Exceptional Quality Award from the Italian Government
Degas' Dancers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the work of Edgar Degas, innovator in structural composition which gave his subject matter a fleetness of motion never before attained by an artist
Henry Moore: London 1940-42( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film examines a series of wartime drawings by Henry Moore of people in air-raid shelters and on subway platforms
London, Center of the World's Art Trade by Anthony Roland( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced with the enthusiastic co-operation of selected London art dealers, this film was directed by a dealer turned film-maker. Not surprisingly, therefore, it offers a privileged view of the art trade not usually accessible to the public. This fascinating subject is treated in an intimate manner, conveying the mounting excitement at an auction as well as behind-the-scenes discussions among dealers. Rare works of art are seen in some of the better-known galleries, in contrast with less expensive items in the street markets. Included in the film are works of art by Veronese, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Largilliere, Boucher, Fragonard, Turner, Sisley, Pissarro, Degas, Monet, Bonnard, Kokoschka, Sutherland, and Henry Moore. Also featured are Greek and Persian pottery and French and English eighteenth-century furniture. Credits
Image of Light( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For me, light is the most exciting thing there is ... all life depends on it ... it actually is the energy which maintains life on earth. As a maker of images, I feel privileged that photography allows me to use the life-giving energy directly in my work. I want to celebrate the joy of light ... the objects that I put in front of my lenses are really only devices for controlling light. In one sequence I developed the idea of light and of the colours of light as creative forces. These forces grow, and they're soon strong enough to form an order...' George Pollock has given 'visual concerts' in Europe, Australia, South Africa and the United States, as well as all over Britain. The film has very little narration. Credits Original music: Keith Winter Participant: George Pollock
Josef Herman Drawings( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Undetermined and English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the work of Josef Herman, showing how he portrayed the common laborer with a realism that shows him to be a universal man
One Hundred Years of Modern Art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film gives a rudimentary 'exposure' to a broad range art for young audiences; it offers a survey of the painting and sculpture of the period 1907-30. A filming technique was evolved whereby brief instalments of information are followed by long sections without narration, designed to capture the spirit of each style that has been discussed. Within the spectrum of Modernism examined here, Surrealism and Dada are represented by the work of Dali, Ernst and others. Many artists who were not formally members of the Surrealist group are also explored. Film sequences include: Cubism, Picasso, Braque, Independents, Mondrian, Matisse, Expressionism, Rouault, Munch, Abstract, Klee, Chagall, Paul Nash, Picasso's Guernica. Credits Narration: Anthony Bertram Original music: Adrian Wagner
Victor Hugo Drawings by Victor Hugo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Undetermined and English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known as a great French writer, playwright and poet, Victor Hugo was also a remarkable draftsman. Views of the Gothic landscape of Hugo's imagination are illustrated on this film
The road to modern art by Edwin Mullins( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features works of Delacroix, Courbet, Corot, Cezanne, Pisarro, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Van Gogh, and Rousseau
Henry Moore : London 1940-1942( Visual )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the horrors of war as seen in the World War II drawings of Henry Moore. Also includes documentary footage of the War
The Age of Leonardo and Raphael by Edwin Mullins( Visual )

in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the high Renaissance painters were no longer traditional craftsmen, they were men of intellect and vision. Their art expressed the value placed in Renaissance Italy on knowledge of humanity. The work of the following artists is featured: Leonardo, Filippino Lippi, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Andrea del Sarto, Perugino, Raphael, Sebastiano del Piombo, Garofalo, Lorenzo Costa, Correggio, Parmigianino, Pontormo and Bronzino
The birth of European painting by Edwin Mullins( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the roots of European painting in the late Middle Ages and its development in Italy. Feature works housed in the National Gallery in London, including those by Giotto and Duccio
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