Liquid Calligraphy by Ruslan Khasanov
Georges Méliès - Portrait of a Man (Gustave Moreau?) (ca. 1883)
Wallraf Museum, Cologne, Germany
"In his trompe l’oeil picture, Méliès depicts himself behind a canvas on an easel, his hands gripped to the sides while his head bursts through and tears the canvas. An image representing the end of painting? Possibly, but the painted inscription on the canvas reads: ‘Ad Omnia Leonardo da Vinci’, ‘To Everything Leonardo da Vinci’ - suggesting that, for the visual artist, everything is derived from the work of Leonardo."
"Georges’ father arranged a job for him as accounts supervisor in the family business despite Georges wish to enroll at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts to train as a painter. After a compromise, Georges was allowed to take private lessons from, as claimed by his grandaughter Madeleine Malthete-Méliès, painter Gustave Moreau."
"In 1929, at a gala in his honour, Méliès made his stage entry by stepping through the cinema screen.”
Jacques Monory - Monophonie N° 6 (2004)
Jacques Monory - Nuit N° 17 (2001)
Photographer Jacques Henri Latrigue's influence on Wes Anderson:
- "Zissou’s bobsled with wheels, after the bend by the gate, Rouzat, August 1908"
- Max in Rushmore (1998)
- "Zissou in his Tire Boat, Chateau de Rouzat, 1911"
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Zissou Latrigue was Jacques Latrigue’s brother.
Mubi has an excellent interview with Christian Broutin, designer of the iconic French film posters above