Black and white archive film with original commentary explaining the methodology behind double-image painting. The film shows Evan Walters painting a figure of a model using this technique. Presenter Kim Howells interviews conservation officer Emma Benz Fisher at Swansea's Glynn Vivian art gallery in front of one of Evan Walters' double-image paintings, Stout Man with a Jug, painted in the 1930s. Emma explains how parts of the image are repeated - hand, eye, etc. and that this gives an effect of movement. She suggests that this may have been his response to the experimentation taking place in art at the time; his stab at modernism. Emma shows one simple step in cleaning a painting of this age and condition, simply using a cotton bud and a little saliva.
Students can explore simple visual tricks or effects like double vision and try to convey these in sketches, drawings and paintings - explore and experiment! Discuss how 3D films appear without the special spectacles provided and link this to examples of the multi-viewpoint works by Picasso, cubists, and pointillists such as Seurat. Enlist the expertise of a Human Biology teacher to explain how the human eye works. From the different examples studied, produce a class assemblage on the theme of Looking and Seeing.