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TITLE: An Art that Nature Makes
Director: Molly Bernstein

Genre: Art Documentary

Format: HD


Contributors: Rosamond Purcell

Company: Particle Productions

Runtime: 52' or 75' minutes.

ID: 359.




Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has provoked international attention, graced the pages of National Geographic and more than twenty books. Molly Bernstein´s film details Purcell´s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insights into Purcell´s unique way of re-contextualizing objects, both ordinary and strange, into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery. This is what New York Times critic has to say about the artist and the film: “Before seeing Ms. Bernstein´s documentary, I had seen and admired some of Ms. Purcell´s art, but never taken the full measure of her accomplishment. Now it´s clear to me that she is without question our greatest living 17th century photographer”.