Frieze Magazine runs an ongoing series asking artists and filmmakers to list the movies that have influenced their practice. Below is an excerpt from Peter Doig’s segment:
“A lot of people have assumed my paintings are influenced by or based on films, but it’s not that literal. I’ve directly referenced only one film still in my [...]
UNTITLED (ET IN ARCADIA EGO)
UNTITLED (IN THE GARDEN, ET IN ARCADIA EGO)
Like Beric Henderson, Robert Longo also finds inspiration in shadows and forests.
These works are currently on display in the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain. Nice, France until December 20, 2009. I was lucky enough to attend the opening of this retrospective [...]
Hitchcock’s ‘Shadow of Doubt’
Why do shadows recur so often in my writing, photos and paintings? Not wanting to delve too far into my own psyche, I can only say that I was undoubtedly impressed as a child by film noir (especially Bogart films such as The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo) and Hitchcock films, and [...]
Brief Encounter by Gregory Crewdson
From Five in Focus interview with Gregory Crewdson, here are the five films that influenced him as a photographer.
2. Night of the Hunter
3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
4. Blue Velvet
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Bad Route by Miguel Calderon
Chris Chang, editor of Film Comment writes an article on Mexican artist Miguel Calderon, including quotes from Wes Anderson who used his paintings in his film The Royal Tenenbaums . Calderon created the image then found a portrait painter to reproduce the image. Here is an excerpt [...]