May the 4th Be with You—Archetypes in Star Wars and ArtMay 4, 2021
Today is Star Wars Day. The first documented use of the phrase “May the 4th be with you” came from Margaret Thatcher’s political party, to congratulate her on her victory in the 1979 election. The first official celebration...
Theater and Cinema in Edward Hopper’s PaintingsMarch 26, 2021
Edward Hopper was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. He was famous for two types of paintings in particular: first, one focused on the common features of American life (gas stations, motels, restaurants, theaters, railroads, and street scenes)...
The Scenes You Might Know From Anime: Outstanding Prints of Hasui KawaseMarch 8, 2021
Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) was one of Japan’s most important and prolific printmakers and artists of the late 19th and early-20th centuries. As a prominent designer of the shin-hanga (“new prints”) movement, he depicted traditional subjects with a Western...
What did the Artists from ‘Midnight in Paris’ Look Like in Real Life? 19th CenturyFebruary 27, 2021
In Woody Allen’s 2011 Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson plays a nostalgic screenwriter who somehow finds himself transported back in time to 1920s Paris. A time period which Owen’s character, Gil Pender, deems a “golden age of thinking.”...
What did the Artists from ‘Midnight in Paris’ Look Like in Real Life?February 26, 2021
In Woody Allen’s 2011 film, Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson plays a nostalgic screenwriter who somehow finds himself transported back in time to 1920s Paris… a time period which Owen’s character, Gil Pender, deems a “golden age of...
Beautiful Art in Disney Movies – Easter Eggs for Art LoversFebruary 10, 2021
For Disney’s acolytes, spotting hidden references that link different movies brings more excitement and joy than unwrapping presents. But what if the fan is also an art lover? Well, the knowledgeable Disney animators have that covered. Join us...
The Most Popular Artists in CinemaDecember 5, 2020
In 1911 the Italian film theoretician Ricciotto Canudo defined cinema as “the seventh art”. So it’s quite natural that from its birth cinema took inspiration from other forms of art, from literature to sculpture and painting. But have...
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