From Celluloid with love

This project was focused around the relationship between painting and film. We were given a selection of films to watch and created paintings inspired by them. I chose a selection of stills from Meshes of the Afternoon and At Land by Maya Deren and The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover by Peter Greenaway and painted them on canvas. Alongside this I wrote analyses of both the Maya Deren films explaining my interpretation of the films. The stills I chose to paint for both of these films are ones that I thought had important significance to the films. I really enjoyed this project as I haven’t really done that much painting in the past, so it was nice to try something new. I also really enjoyed the selection of films we had to watch.