So….. I wanted to talk to you all about movies! Yep! That is right… MOVIES!
Why? Because as an artist, I still enjoy a movie now and then, although I am mostly captivated by those silly reality TV shows. You know the ones you really should not watch, but can’t stop? Yes…. Those!
When I ask people what genre of movie they enjoy, I usually get action, comedy, horror etc. Trust me, I do enjoy a good comedy, or romance every once in a while, but my favourite movies are full of art, music, dance. These movies I can watch over and over, without fail. I LOVE The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, Big Eyes, oh the list goes on!
Speaking of art, and movies, have any of you seen Big Eyes? It is a captivating movie about Margaret Keane. An artist in California who spent all her time locked in a room painting, and her second husband spent all his time taking the money and the credit.
In her own words….
As an artist myself, I could not imagine having anyone take credit for my work, let alone my own husband. It is just cruel.
One of my favourite actors, Amy Adams, play Margaret in Big Eyes. She does a wonderful job depicting the hurt Margaret felt, yet you could feel the passion for what she was doing. The movie had some intense moment, and really hit your own emotions. When my brother, who was 11 at the time, and really has no interest in art, enjoyed it, you know it is a good movie! I highly recommend checking it out!
It was in college, when I was taking Fine Art, that I first learnt about Margaret and her Big Eyes paintings. It is amazing how you get a sense of what these children are feeling, just from how she painted them. She is incredible at capturing emotions. I have not come across a painting of hers that I do not like. The detail, the brush strokes, what she is able to capture… Truly Amazing!
Check out a few for yourself…..
Are they not amazing??? I know not all will agree, but I can not get over how gorgeous each one is!
Any who…. I have ranted and raved enough for now! If you get the chance check out the movie Big Eyes and come back and let me know your thoughts.
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