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Frankenstein 1931 horror monster film

Frankenstein 1931 horror monster film. Universal Pictures. Directed by James Whale

Frankenstein 1931 horror monster film. Universal Pictures. Directed by James Whale

Frankenstein 1931 horror monster film
From the artistic point of view, the film has become a perfect example of inspiration for artists engaged in movie posters creation.
A talented scientist Henry Frankenstein decides to surpass God himself. He creates a human being with his own hands. Glued together from the remains of corpses and the brain of killer creature immediately behaves aggressively towards the creator … Based on the novel by Mary Shelley, the film immediately became a classic of horror movies and Frankenstein monster took halo of cinematic monster. It is surprising that shot in the 30s movie impresses with its interesting scenario in which lies quite instructive idea.
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Mimosa in art

She was carrying repulsive, alarming yellow flowers in her hand

She was carrying repulsive, alarming yellow flowers in her hand. Mimosa in art. Painting by unknown artist

‘And I was struck not so much by her beauty as by an extraordinary loneliness in her eyes, such as no one had ever seen before! Obeying this yellow sign, I also turned down the lane and followed her. We walked along the crooked, boring lane silently, I on one side, she on the other. And, imagine, there was not a soul in the lane. I was suffering, because it seemed to me that it was necessary to speak to her, and I worried that I wouldn’t utter a single word, and she would leave, and I’d never see her again. And, imagine, suddenly she began to speak:
‘ “Do you like my flowers?” (Mikhail Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita)
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Addams Family Paper illustrations by Glam

Addams Family Paper illustrations by Glam

Beautiful artwork – Addams Family Paper illustrations by Glam

Addams Family Paper illustrations by Glam
Born in 1985, Lisbon based artist Glam (Catarina Monteiro) created these illustrations for a group exhibition of movie posters. In fact, the artwork of well-known creatures hidden in the dark – based on the movie “The Addams Family”. Catarina Monteiro has a degree in Communication Design from the School of Fine Arts University of Lisbon. Meanwhile, the young artist Glam has 15 years of experience in the world of street art, starting her creativity at the age of 15. She is a permanent participant of all street art festivals. Among her artworks, in particular, are several works, including “Blue Wall” – Psychiatric Hospital in the center of Lisbon (Julio de Matos Hospital). Besides, Seixal wall graffiti in 2013; Wall store Montana and others. In addition to the graffiti, Glam works in the field of paper installations – illustration and paper sculpture. Her name is known in several European cities: London, Rome, and Barcelona.
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Big Eyes painting by Margaret Keane

Big Eyes painting by Margaret Keane

A girl with a mask. Big Eyes painting by Margaret Keane

Big Eyes painting by Margaret Keane
Born Peggy Doris Hawkins in 1927, American artist Margaret D. H. Keane became famous for portraits of women and children, the hallmark of which are exaggerated big eyes. However, in the 60-ies of XX century her works were sold under the name of her husband Walter Keane. And in 1970 she officially declared the true authorship of the works, and then had to testify in court against the former spouse. The court acknowledged authorship of the artist, after which she received $ 4 million compensation. Meanwhile, the biography of Margaret Keane became the basis for the film of Tim Burton “Big eyes”. By the way, in Russia it appeared January 8, 2015.
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Art historian found missing painting in film

Art historian found missing painting in film "Stuart Little". Painting 'Sleeping Lady with Black Vase' by Robert Bereny, worth £87,000 on the background of 1999 film

Scene from the 1999 film “Stuart Little”. Painting ‘Sleeping Lady with Black Vase’ by Robert Bereny, worth £87,000 on the background. Art historian found missing painting in film

Art historian found missing painting in film
Budapest based Art historian Gergely Barki has found the missing painting of the 1920s while watching children’s film, according to Vanity Fair. Employee of the National Gallery in Budapest, art expert Gergely Barki and his daughter watched the movie “Stuart Little”, filmed in 1999. Meanwhile, in one scene, he noticed a painting of the Hungarian avant-garde artist Robert Bereny called “Sleeping woman with black vase.” “The picture appears in the film several times, so I was able to make sure I was not going crazy,” – said Barki about the find.
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Uggie the artist

Uggie the artist

The amazing story of Uggie the artist

Uggie the artist
Born in the U.S. state of Florida in 2002, the dog has a distinctive energetic character, because of which his first owners would take him to a dog shelter. But fortunately, a professional Californian dog breeder Omar von Muller spotted the dog and took the temperamental dog with him.
The dog was very smart and very willing to work. Officially retired from show-business, the world’s most famous dog has appeared with memoir “Uggie, My Story”. The book, published in the US, UK and France in October 2012 tells the story of Uggie’s rise from abandoned puppy to one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. So the ten-year-old Jack Russell terrier, who starred in The Artist, has taken a path well-trodden by many retired Hollywood bipeds – writing his memoirs.
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