having wicked awful nicotine cravings today. everyone give me a wide girth.
"Fear after all is our real enemy. Fear is taking over our world. Fear is being used as a tool of manipulation in our society.”
Narcissus, Paul Dubois, 1866
Hannibal Art Meme↳ William Blake (English, 1757-1827)[O]ne of the greatest poets in the English language, [Blake] also ranks among the most original visual artists of the Romantic era. Born in London in 1757 into a working-class family with strong nonconformist religious beliefs, Blake first studied art as a boy, at the drawing academy of Henry Pars. He served a five-year apprenticeship with the commercial engraver James Basire before entering the Royal Academy Schools as an engraver at the age of twenty-two. This conventional training was tempered by private study of medieval and Renaissance art; as revealed by his early designs for Edward Young’s Night Thoughts (Nature revolves, but Man advances), Blake sought to emulate the example of artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, and Dürer in producing timeless, “Gothic” art, infused with Christian spirituality and created with poetic genius. (x) (x) (x) (x)
The Psychology of Cinematography:
Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, Quentin Tarantino & Stanley Kubrick
These are all shots where the emphasis is on the entirety of the shot as a whole and provides a much more distant kind of view, allowing the goings on to register as it is instead of having a specific cinematic mood attached.
I’ve never heard anyone say not to try for symmetry in your shots, but I was told to be aware of the psychological effect it has on audiences. This little reel is a prime example of how off-putting symmetry can be in motion picture photography. Even in the ones in which there is no immediate danger or horror present. You feel like there’s something wrong in every one of these shots. You can’t put your finger on it, but you know things aren’t quite right. The psychology of symmetry is used whenever a filmmaker wants to put an audience at unease. Which, as you can see, was often.
This concept can be applied to many other concepts and styles of cinematography such as Look down, look up, Hiphop cuts, mood lighting etc.
These are some of my favorite examples cinematography put in a gif set.
Diana, the Huntress, Gaston Casimir Saint-Pierre, 1833-1916, oil on canvas
here’s a dump of unfinished things b/c my talent is starting things and then not finishing them. also i have like 666 oc’s