The Fitting - Paul Rego, 1989
From the Saatchi Gallery website:
Born in Portugal, Paula Rego’s work always has a sense of magical realism; quirky contemporary mythologies pointing to an underlying psychology and sexuality, through a feminine view point. The Fitting is a scene of fairytale romance turned nightmare. Reminiscent of Velasquez’ Las Meninas, Paula Rego uses loaded imagery and symbolism to create a surreal mystery for the unravelling.
The Dance Lesson (detail), Edgar Degas, 1879
Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan on the set of LIFE, March 11th, 2014.
this movie is gonna shit all over the tnt james dean movie with james franco!
from Interview Magazine, February 1994
Photographed by: Bruce Webber
I’m often asked by younger filmmakers, why do I need to look at old movies; I’ve made a number of pictures in the past twenty years. And the response I find that I have to give them is that I still consider myself a student. The more pictures I’ve made in the past twenty years the more I realize I really don’t know. And I’m always looking for something to, something or someone that I could learn from. I tell them, I tell the younger filmmakers and the young students that I do it like painters used to do, or painters do: study the old masters, enrich your palette, expand your canvas. There’s always so much more to learn.