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The Art of Vision

The Art of Vision
Directed byStan Brakhage
StarringStan Brakhage
CinematographyStan Brakhage
Edited byStan Brakhage
Release date
Running time
270 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film

The Art of Vision is an experimental film directed by Stan Brakhage. This colour silent films reuses footage from Brakhage's Dog Star Man but edited it into a much longer film.[1] A presentation for retrospective screening of the film explains this difference of treatment of the same material: "The rarely screened magnum opus by Stan Brakhage, an expanded version of his “cosmological epic” Dog Star Man. That film was made with multilayered superimpositions; in The Art of Vision, each layer is shown separately."[2]


The Harvard Film Archive presents The Art of Vision as "a monumental work, regarded as one of Stan Brakhage’s greatest films."[3]


  1. ^ "The Art of Vision". Harvard Film Archive. 2017-12-09. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  2. ^ "Stan Brakhage's The Art of Visio".
  3. ^ "The Art of Vision". Harvard Film Archive. 2017-12-09. Retrieved 2023-06-10.

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