Gillian McIver writer Art history for filmmakers

Art History for Filmmakers

“Filmmaking does not exist in an artistic vacuum, and Art History for Filmmakers is a phenomenal book that explores how filmmakers can use the visual arts …” Kira Cook, Editor’s Picks Cinema Thread Magazine | Issue 1 | Winter 2016-17

The book may be purchased directly from Bloomsbury Press, or via Amazon or from any good book dealer.
ISBN: 9781472580658

ART HISTORY FOR FILMMAKERS BY GILLIAN MCIVER see inside ART HISTORY FOR FILMMAKERS

Facebook page for the book, which I update regularly with pictures, ideas and thoughts

Art into Film

"Since cinema’s earliest days, literary adaptation has provided the movies with stories. But there is another way of looking at film, and that is through its close relationship with the visual arts. The visual culture that gave rise to cinema has itself been shaped and informed by the development of painting, the oldest of the art forms."

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Current Research:

“Between realism and the sublime: History in Cinema and Painting.”

- a sample of my research:

The Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 8 August 1588 by Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg. A fine example of a "cinematic" painting by one of the most groundbreaking scenograpahers in British theatre and a reknowed artist in Brtiian and his native France. Now almost 'lost' to art history, de Loutherbourg is one of the "missing links" in the endlessly fascinating relationship between cinema and visual art.

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