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Tuesday, 2 December 2008

thinking about Aesthetics

These are some examples of the work of Amedeo Modigliani, an artist i have been looking into as an initial influence on aesthetic. I have decided upon an 'artistic' rather than graphical style for my film's aesthetic, basically meaning uneven lines and textured colours, Modigliani's heavily outlined figures give the possibility of transferring this style to the screen. The figures are very well observed but Modigliani has distorted aspects of them such as noses and necks. Their eyes are also of interest to me, blank and often completely coloured they give an eerie impression. Looking at his work, i am thinking of taking my designs in a direction where the characters are imperfect, creepy, maybe even ugly. Hopefully this will add a dimension to their character.

Here is a quick mock-up in photoshop, attempting something similar to modigliani's style.

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