The Works of Andrés Sanz: a (non) systematic review.

The items posted here are notes, ideas and (moving) pictures that were part of the creative process during the making of my work.


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22 April 2009

Flat Love: Looking at Paintings

There is something weird and wonderful about looking at people on a flat surface (actors portraying characters on a film screen) that are themselves also gazing upon the painting of another character.

Anytime I watched such a scene in a movie, I found myself dreamily fascinated.

The painting seems to become alive, casting a mysterious spell over the characters. They become hunted and obsessed with the image, the portrait of a ghost, someone from the past, missing or dead, whose shadow falls heavy over the living. Other times the painting represents, man or woman, the unattainable object of desire. The infatuation with the picture becomes so sexually charged that pushes the character to the verge of insanity. A brief glance at a portrait can have dangerous consequences. Better be careful next time we visit a gallery...


Rebecca (1940). Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Citizen Kane (1941). Dir. Orson Welles

The Woman in the Window (1944) Dir. Fritz Lang

Laura (1944) Dir. Otto Preminger

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) Dir. Albert Lewin

Vertigo (1958) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

The Trial (1962) Dir. Orson Welles

Bocaccio ’70 (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (1962). Dir. Federico Fellini

Donovan's Reef (1963) Dir. John Ford

Dressed to Kill (1980) Dir. Brian De Palma

Venus (2006) Dir. Roger Michell


07 April 2009

Bedford: At the Thyssen-Borzemisza Museum, Madrid.


LA SOMBRA EN EL CINE    Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, April 11th - May 7th

Christian Schad
Retrato del Dr. Haustein, 1928 


Bedford will be shown at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, as part of its temporary exhibition: La Sombra (Shadows). The exhibition is an exploration of the role of the shadow as a theme in Western art. It’s a show that is split between the Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Caja Madrid Foundation in Madrid, Spain.

Bedford (2004)

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, has organized the screening of of 11 classic feature films and 4 short films from the long list of titles in which the presence of the shadow becomes the protagonist.

 Screenings of Bedford:

        Sunday April 12th – With Nosferatu, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, (1921-22).

        Sunday April 26th -  With La mujer Pantera (Cat People) Jaques Tourneur (1942).

        Sunday May 10th – With Tren de Sombras (Train of Shadows) José Luis Guerín (1997).

All screenings at 19:30 PM

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Salón de Actos, Madrid. Free Entrance.

 

The complete Film Schedule here