Pictura is a feature-length collection of several short-subject documentary celebrations of great artists and their work. The film consists of six separate "episodes," many of these representing a collaboration between Luciano Emmer and another director. "The Lost Paradise," co-directed by Enrico Gras and narrated by Vincent Price, spotlights Hieronymous Bosch. "The Legend of St. Ursula," narrated by Gregory Peck, showcases Vittorio Carpaccio. "Francisco Goya" was co-directed by Lauro Ventura and narrated by Henry Marble. "Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec" is narrated by Lilli Palmer. The final two sections of Pictura were directed by someone other than Luciano Emmer: "Paul Gaugin" was directed by Alain Resnais and narrated by Martin Gabel, while "Grant Wood," the only American documentary in the batch, was directed by Mark Sorkin, with narration by Henry Fonda.
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