Short films - Unpicking Paintings

Looking out of the Window - a series of 5 films looking at how painters over the centuries have tackled the subject of the window.

Colour and Tone - 3 films which explore how painters deal with the tensions between colour and tone.

Bonnard the Revolutionary - 3 films in which Alice demonstrates to students how revolutionary Bonnard was.

Strategic Colour - 3 films, Alice in conversation with Dr.Ian Massey during the St.Ives September Festival.

1. Looking out of the Window - The Dutch School

Dutch painters of the 1600s composed their paintings around the light from the window...

2. Looking out of the Window - The Italians

In Fra Angelico's frescos we can see how he used the window to divide up the canvas rather than as a source of light...

3. Looking out of the Window - Bonnard

Both Bonnard and Matisse lived in Nice and both did paintings of the well know green French shutters but in very different ways. Bonnard preferring to let the warm fresh air in...

4. Looking out of the Window - Matisse

Matisse rarely painted much of the what he could see outside the window preferring to be inside with his imagination...

5. Looking out of the Window - Winifred Nicholson

Winifred Nicholson did away with the glass in the window instead using it as a poetic statement...

6. Colour and Tone - From Coast to Coast

In this, the first of her new series, Alice explores the ways in which we perceive light and discusses her theory about artists and the location of their studios on the Penwith Peninsula.

7. Colour and Tone - St.Ives to Newlyn

In the second of her 'Colour and Tone' series Alice Mumford compares the work of the Newlyn and St.Ives painters. She analyses the relationship between the location of an artists studio and the pictures they produce.

8. Colour and Tone - Having your Cake and Eating It

In this last film in her series 'Colour and Tone' - Alice explores the way her favourite artists balance the demands of colour and tone.

9. Bonnard the Revolutionary - In Context

Alice Mumford teacher her final course on Bonnard at St.Ives School of Painting. In this section she takes her students on a gallop through the history of art to demonstrate how revolutionary Bonnard was.

10. Bonnard the Revolutionary - Drawing Exercise

11. Bonnard the Revolutionary - Painting Exercise

Strategic Colour (part 1) - Alice Mumford with Dr Ian Massey

Alice Mumford in conversation with Dr.Ian Massey during the St.Ives September Festival. In conjunction with her exhibition 'Strategic Colour' at Belgrave St.Ives belgravestives.co.uk

Strategic Colour (Part 2) - Alice Mumford with Dr.Ian Massey

Alice Mumford in conversation with Dr.Ian Massey during the St.Ives September Festival. In conjunction with her exhibition 'Strategic Colour' at Belgrave St.Ives belgravestives.co.uk

Strategic Colour (part 3) - Alice Mumford with Dr. Ian Massey