Painting the Town: The Illusionistic Murals of Richard Haas (1991)

Sub-Genres - Architecture & Design, Biography  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The blank spaces of the urban landscape are the canvas for muralist Richard Hass. Painting the Town is a visual feast of a documentary. Filmmaker Amalie R. Rothschild exuberantly introduces the witty work of an architectural artist whose murals have caused double takes from Munich to Phoenix. Hass follows a tradition dating back to the ancient Greeks to create stairs, an entranceway, and a cast-iron facade where a blank wall used to be. Interviews with experts, passers-by, and the artist himself help explore how the geometry of a city is transformed by a delightful art form.

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painting, murals, artist, wall