Finding Art in the Oeuvre of David Lynch

2017-07-12

American filmmaker David Lynch, deemed the Renaissance Man of Filmmaking and first popular Surrealist filmmaker, loved to refer to paintings in his scenes.

It's no surprise, though. Lynch is more than just a man with a camera. He is a visual artist and even a furniture designer. His creative charge is released throughout many outlets. Like any student of art, Lynch's works trace back to other artists. His films would parallel works of painters. Some scenes in Twin Peaks, Eraserhead and Blue Velvet reference the paintings of Rene Magritte, Edward Hopper, Arnold Böcklin, and Francis Bacon.

The last Twin Peaks episode: The Return, refers o four scenes that directly call to the paintings of Edward Hopper; the iconic Red Room, a holler to Francis Bacon's "Seated Figure" and Eraserhead was inspired by Rene Magritte's "Meditation".


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written by lomographymagazine on 2017-07-12 #people #videos #cinema #david-lynch #filmmaker

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