Exploring Art September 2022

I’ve been CRAZY busy these last few months. I thought it wouldn’t be too beneficial to actually do personal writing like I used to. Seeing as . . . I’m constantly writing lessons and researching. But past me was wrong! I need an outlet. So here I am. 🙂 Lately, I’ve been hyper focusing onContinue reading “Exploring Art September 2022”

The Man Who Laughs (1928): Echoes From German Expressionism

Based on Victor Hugo‘s 1889 novel L’Homme qui rit (1889), The Man Who Laughs is an American silent film directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni during the transition between silent films and “talkies” (films with sound). I became interested in this film after I read a review by Roger Ebert, who portrayed it as “a melodrama, at times even aContinue reading “The Man Who Laughs (1928): Echoes From German Expressionism”

The Big Ten, Part 2: Look, creating a film’s mood and aesthetic

In this article, I will explain how style, backgrounds, and character designs create the look of any given animated film. Vision, the design or style to match the story Once animators have a story in mind, it is pivotal to strive for a particular artistic style or VISION to tell it well. Ralph Bakshi, whoContinue reading “The Big Ten, Part 2: Look, creating a film’s mood and aesthetic”

Mediation among the fallen leaves- The ethereal artwork of Chie Yoshii

Here is another shout out to an amazing artist I found. I believe her works well qualify for the overall feeling which permeates the fall season. Artist Chie Yoshii was born in Japan in 1974 and earned her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art in 2000. Galleries around the world like the URBAN NATION Museum have featuredContinue reading “Mediation among the fallen leaves- The ethereal artwork of Chie Yoshii”