Jerry Lewis, Picasso, and Big Eyes Keane

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It wasn’t long ago that I saw the movie “Big Eyes,” about the life and marriage of Margaret and Walter Keane, with Margaret being the real artist behind the big-eyed children, and Walter being the fraud who took credit as being the artist himself. It was a good movie – quite interesting – and I […]

Short film about Jean-Michel Basquiat and visual sampling

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I found an interesting short film about Jean-Michel Basquiat that was produced as a promotional piece for the record-breaking auction sale that took place last night. The film was made by Tamra Davis, who reflects on her friendship with Basquiat, and it includes parts of several interviews made by her over the years in which […]

Cezanne et Moi, the film

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I saw a movie ad in the Sunday Times with the headline: “A ravishing historical biopic!” It showed two men walking across a field, with the film title “Cezanne et Moi.” The movie details the lifelong friendship between the painter Paul Cézanne and Émile Zola, one of France’s most successful novelists. I ripped out the […]

Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights, brought to life

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I happened upon this video for the band “Odonis Odonis” which takes Hieronymus Bosch’s masterpiece “The Garden of Earthly Delights” and brings it to life via animation. I can’t find specific information on who did the animation, but the video was directed by Lee Stringle for Odonis Odonis, an industrial punk combo out of Toronto. […]