Blog Post #86: What Inspires You?
Updated: Apr 27, 2020
What inspires you?
Claude Monet's 1875 painting, Woman with a Parasol.
Cohesion. Nearly all areas have the same consistency of brush strokes.
Elegance. Relatively formal attire and stance of subjects; vertical composition.
Simplicity. Natural color palette, shallow depth and ordinary subject matter.
Rigor. Rules of light, perspective and anatomy observed; light properties accentuated.
Mystery. Woman, boy and location unidentified (the woman is actually Monet's wife and the boy is their son but I wasn't aware of this for the longest time).
I think about this painting often and directly incorporate or play with the listed concepts in my film work. I believe any art is just a system of basic parts which, if effectively arranged, can produce a sublime whole greater than their mere sum.