|Title||The Eye of the Heart. The paintings of Cecil Collins - ACE067.3|
Collis with art students, discussing their work; his VO saying he is "not really a teacher [but] a creative artist who endeavours to share [his] creative experience with the students" and suggests that younger people are more receptive to ideas of God, and that they understand his "quest for the unknown". The Voice (1938); Collins VO talking about the influence of the Surrealists whom he admired because they "did not accept this inhuman technological civilisation…"; paintings from this Surrealist period; Collins says that he later realised that the Surrealists had nothing to put in place of what they were rejecting, and, through his own painting, understood that the "other world" that he had found "was absent from theirs". The difference between his art and theirs "entirely in the question of metaphysical reality". Another painting. He says he feels lonely "with every kind of being that doesn’t share this reality". Elisabeth, a Portrait of the Artist’s Wife (1950). Film of Collins and his wife, Elisabeth Collins, taking tea at their home. Woodlands. The Artist and his Wife (1939).
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