A Portrait of an Artist: Mordecai Ardon

Painter Mordecai Ardon Makes His Paints Himself

2 Minutes, 1979

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Directed by: Yona Zaretsky
Production:Igal Efrati, Shmuel Altman
Photographer: Uzzi Fishler, Daphne Yoram
Original Music: Zvi Avni
Narrator: Ofira Shor
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

An excerpt from “A Portrait of an Artist: Mordecai Ardon”, an Israeli Film Service documentary.
After immigrating to Israel in the 1930s, Mordecai Ardon found out that “the light here, which is wonderful and sharp, is in fact not suitable for painters.” To adapt to the new lighting conditions, Ardon decided to make his paints himself. Ardon demonstrates the paint making process and explains its advantages: “by making the paint I got to know it better, I united with it. I and the brush became one.”
(scriptwriter and director: Yona Zaretsky; producers: Yigal Ephrati and Samuel Altman; camera: Uzi Fischler and Yoram Dafni; editor: Anna Gurit; narrator: Ofira Shor; soundtrack composer: Tzvi Avni)

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