"The primary merit for the picture is to be a feast for the eyes." Delacroix
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
- Steve Jobs
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." –Dr. Albert Einstein "Wonder is comes from the awareness of ignorance of religious mass"
2011. július 15., péntek
The Andy Warhol Screen Test
I remember, as a young film student, reading about Andy Warhol and his infamous screen tests filmed from early ’64 through late ’66. Where I have been heavily influenced as a painter by Warhol, I generally didn’t understand a lot of his films – his directing “style” (which was “let the camera roll”) or his editing – which was nonexistent.
But after revisiting his “Screen Tests” I realized that they were portraits, portraits done on film rather than on canvas.
It’s amazing how differently each subject ‘handles’ their time in front of the camera. Nico seems a bit distracted, perhaps sort of self-conscious, while Lou Reed is the epitome of cool indifference. And my favorite, Edie Sedgwick is such a damaged, beautiful muse.