Title ID 263Collection ID504
TitleArt for Arts Sake
CollectionHarrison / Williams
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFictionSpoof
ThemeCine Club Film-making
KeywordsClubs Performing Arts Fancy dress Visual Arts Men
LocalBrighton [?]
RegionalBrighton and Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBrighton Cine Club
CameraMr. Harrison [?]
CastMr. Williams (Artist)
FormatColour Silent
Duration4 min. 49 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A fiction film, possibly produced by Brighton Cine Club in around 1957, in which an artist wows his audience with his powers of realism.


An artist, dressed in a smock and beret, with a goatee and pinked cheeks, paints at an easel with a palette and brush. He lights a cigarette in a holder, taking a drag. A couple appear behind him to look at his painting. They are joined by a crowd of other spectators, shaking their heads and pulling disapproving faces at the work. A young girl with a lollipop pushes her way to the front. She drops the sweet and the group looks around to find it stuck on the artist's trousers. The painter is seen in close up, as are members of his audience who watch intently. He puts down his brush and palette and looks admiringly at his finished work. Now seen from behind the artist, the easel in clear view, the painting is seen. The artist has painted a pint of Guinness, which he pulls out of the painting and begins to drink. The End.