Friday, October 5, 2007

A film and a painting

On Wednesday I went to the Laemmle Theater in Pasadena and saw "The Rape of Europa," a documentary about the battle to save some of the greatest artistic and cultural masterpieces during World War II based on the book by Lynn Nicholas. I found the film to be extremely moving on a human level and visually stunning on an artistic level. I think I may see this one again in the theater if I manage to get there in time before it closes, I do not know if that will be the case with this film, but I know that with some art films they have a very limited release. There's also a companion book to the film titled "Rescuing Da Vinci" that I'd like to take a look at. I was fortunate enough to see the Klimpt show at LACMA a while back that related very strongly to the film. While no film or book can ever outdo the experience of seeing any of these masterpieces in person, these works are so amazing that even when seeing them on film it feels like time stops.

Yesterday I worked on one of my florals. I'm not that very far into it, but this is where it is right now: