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Painting Through the Prism of Cinema

8 August 2019
On August 12, the exhibition of works by students of Moscow Film School will open at Dome pavilion. The exposition will introduce “revived” paintings by Johannes Vermeer. It is going to be not just an exhibition, but also an educational project: one can learn about the possibilities of film industry professions by visiting a series of lectures on cinematography.


The exhibition “Painting Through the Prism Of Cinema” is a joint project created by the students of the programs “Stage Direction”, “Camera Work”, “Make-up Artist” and “Costume Designer” of Moscow Film School.

Painters of the past centuries had a significant impact on the formation of cinema. Thus, Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675), a Dutch painter, master of genre painting and portraiture, used a сamera obscura for the creation of amazing paintings, clear lights transition, and textures. Later, the camera obscura formed the basis for the creation of some cameras, used in the process of film creation as well.
No photo editing equipment was used for the creation of Johannes Vermeer’s reproductions within the “Painting and Cinema” project of Moscow Film School under the direction of Addis Gadzhiev. The artists used only tools for stage direction, grease paint, costume, and camera lighting.
The joint work of specialists in various areas of film production made it possible to convey in details the atmosphere of world famous paintings, as well as demonstrate the capabilities of film professions. At the exhibition and lectures that will be held in the Dome pavilion during August, you can find out about the work of people who create the magic of cinema

Lectures in the frames of the exhibition:
Introduction to the “Stage Direction” Program
Lecture "Cult Images In the Cinema: the Stories of Creation and Influence on the World"
Lecture "The Anatomy of Fun"
Lecture "Fundamentals of Visual Storytelling"
Lecture "The Unique Style of Wes Anderson"

The exhibition is free, admissions to the lectures — by registration.
“Young Woman With a Water Jug At The Window” picture is used in the design
Artistic Director — Anastasia Gilmetdinova
Camera operator — Evgeny Lepeshkin
Make-up artist — Polina Shcherbina
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