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Painting Through the Prism of Cinema

An exhibition of works by students of Moscow Film School will introduce the revived paintings of Johannes Vermeer.
August 12–September 8
Dome Ended
August 12–September 8
Dome Ended
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 with the support of Nikon company.

Painters of the past centuries had a significant impact on the formation of cinema. For example, 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, greasepaint, 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:
Art Director embodies the intentions of the scriptwriter and director, translates the script into a pictorial look and turns it into a whole world that comes to life with the plot;
Make-Up Artist with the help of greasepaint, special effects, postiche, and props creates an integral and charismatic, and sometimes unique and even unrealistic image, revealing film character in an actor;
Costume Designer together with Art Director, Cameraman and Director, creates an integral piece, involves and convinces the viewer of the reality of the events happening on the screen through costume;
Camera Man is a person who creates films, TV series, commercials, or video clips using technical means, light, color, and space.
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