27 février 2007

Painting and Cinema

On the French website of the Caen Ciné-Club, there is a great synopsis of the taxonomy developped by Gilles Deleuze in L'image-Mouvement (1983) / L'Image-Temps (1985).
Notably the analogy between the aesthetic schools of Cinema and Plastic Arts. The list order follows the chronology of cinema movements. Thus, the matching Art movements don't fall in their own chronological timeline.

It looks like "The Cristals of Time" is the category that corresponds best to the trend we considered as "Contemplative Cinema" at the Unspoken Cinema blogathon in January. And I'm reading this book at the moment and will return to the trend of contemplation in cinema, and continue to contribute to our collective blog.

  1. Image-action <=> Art : Renaissance (CLASSIC) XVth c.
    Documentary - Social Film - Film Noir - Western
    David Wark Griffith, Cecil B. De Mille, John Ford, Howard Hawks, Robert Flaherty, King Vidor, Akira Kurosawa
  2. Image-situation <=> Art : Renaissance (CLASSIC) XVth c.
    Comedy - Burelesque - Western - Film Noir
    Charles Chaplin, Ernst Lubitsch, Howard Hawks, Frank Capra, George Cukor, Kenji Mizoguchi, Anthony Mann, Sam Peckinpah, Arthur Penn
  3. Soviet Montage <=> Art : Minimal Art (MODERN) 1960
    Serguei Mikhaïlovitch Eisenstein, Vsevolod Poudovkine, Alexandre Dovjenko, Dziga Vertov
  4. Expressionism <=> Art : Expressionism (MODERN) 1900
    Friedrich W.Murnau, Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Fritz Lang, Claude Chabrol, David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, Quentin Tarantino
  5. Impressionism <=> Art : Impressionism (CLASSIC) 1880
    Jean Epstein, Marcel L'Herbier, Abel Gance, René Clair, Jean Vigo, Germaine Dulac, Jean Grémillon
  6. Abstract lyrism <=> Art : Abstract Expressionism (MODERN) 1930
    Jacques Tourneur, Joseph von Sternberg, Vincente Minnelli, Douglas Sirk, Carl Dreyer, Robert Bresson, Philippe Garrel
  7. Naturalism <=> Art : Realism-Naturalism (CLASSIC) 1850
    Erich von Stroheim, Luis Bunuel, Nicholas Ray, Joseph Losey, David Lynch, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Claude Brisseau
  8. Image-action crisis <=> Art : Mannerism (CLASSIC) XVIth c.
    Alfred Hictchock, Marx brothers, Tex Avery, Sergio Leone, Martin Scorsese, Brian de Palma, Wong Kar-wai
  1. Neorealism <=> Art : Color Field painting (MODERN) 1950
    Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio de Sica, De Santis, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Luchino Visconti, Yasujiro Ozu
  2. Nouvelle Vague <=> Art : Art in situ (MODERN) 1960
    François Truffaut, Jean Eustache, Eric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette, Arnaud Desplechin, Olivier Assayas, Pascal Bonitzer, Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch
  3. Resistance of the bodies <=> Art : Informal Art (MODERN) 1944
    John Cassavetes, Andy Warhol, Maurice Pialat, Patrice Chéreau, Chantal Akerman, Jacques Doillon, Bruno Dumont
  4. The cinema of the brain <=> Art : Abstract Geometry (MODERN) 1920
    Stanley Kubrick, Alain Resnais, André Téchiné, Benoît Jacquot, Nanni Moretti
  5. Peaks of present/Sheets of past <=> Art : Romantism (CLASSIC) 1810
    Marcel Carné, Joseph Mankiewicz, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Clint Eastwood, Pedro Almodovar
  6. The cristals of time <=> Art : Random Painting (MODERN) 1960
    Mirror - Theatre Stage - Ship - Large Rooms
    Max Ophuls, Jean Renoir, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Andrei Tarkovsky, Bela Tarr, Alexandre Sokourov, Gus van Sant, Sofia Coppola
  7. The powers of the false <=> Art : Baroque (CLASSIC) XVIth c.
    Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, Lars von Trier, Raoul Ruiz
  8. Thought and cinema <=> Art : Conceptual Art (MODERN) 1960
    Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Guy Debord, Stan Brakhage
In an earlier post I had posted a correspondance between History of Arts and Psychiatry.

2 commentaires:

Doug a dit…

Harry, this is absolutely fascinating--thanks for posting! I'm going to have to brush up on my French, because it looks like an excellent series of art comparisons.

HarryTuttle a dit…

Thanks for stoping by Doug.
Did you try the French audio files I linked at my Webcast Vault? It's a good way to keep in touch with the language too. Are they easy to follow? Jean Douchet's strong accent might be difficult to get though...