Sunday, July 6, 2008
the other night I watched this really fucking crazy film called The Cell (2000). I don't remember it getting much attention, perhaps because it is really disturbing and the plot and casting is sort of wonky. Regardless, the art direction on this film is absolutely stunning, and has left visceral memories in my head. One artist IMDB sited as visual influence is a very talented painter named Odd Nerdrum.
Growing up in the height of modernism and pop art, Odd's pursuing of old master techniques made him somewhat of an outcast. Some of his influences are Rembrandt and Goya.
I also posted this horn player guy by Zdzislaw Beksinski because he has a similar mood and fantastic rendering skills .