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By Paul Duncan

Celluloid canvas: movie as creative medium

Movies must have a starting, a center and finish, yet no longer inevitably in that order. Jean-Luc Godard

Debate over film's credibility as an paintings shape is as outdated because the medium itself, and mostly outlined when it comes to formalist and realist ways. This booklet explores how artists have used the medium to blow up cinematic conventions and bring a really expressive cinema person who makes use of rhythm, colour, constitution, and content material to specific a stunning array of principles and emotions. damaged down into ten subgenres, together with university, appropriation, lyricism, structuralism, parody, and deploy, artwork Cinema provides a close evaluate of varied techniques and the way they healthy into an art-historical context. Over motion pictures and filmmakers are integrated, from earlier masters resembling Hans Richter, guy Ray, and Stan Brakhage, to modern greats reminiscent of David Lynch, Michel Gondry, and Lars von Trier; from paintings condominium legends Jean-Luc Godard, Ken Russell, and Luis Buñuel to underground icons and modern artists corresponding to Kenneth Anger, Matthew Barney, Bruce Conner, Michael Snow, Chris Marker, and Stan Douglas.

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