Art History, Cinema, Who was/is

Who was Jehanne d’Alcy?

Charlotte Lucie Marie Adèle Stephanie Adrienne Faës was a Frech actress of theatre and cinema best known by her stage name Jehanne d’Alcy. She was born in Vaujours (Seine-et-Oise) and in 1888 she moved to Paris where met the illusionist and film director Georges Méliès who would later become her husband. He was, by that… Continue reading Who was Jehanne d’Alcy?

Cinema, Painters, TV Series - Films

ArtReview: Big Eyes

Big Eyes is a 2014 film directed and produced by American filmmaker Tim Burton and starring Amy Adams. The film is a biographical drama about the life of Margaret Keane, an American artist famous for her paintings of sorrowful-looking people, especially children, with big eyes. Image credit: Wikipedia The film tells how in the late… Continue reading ArtReview: Big Eyes

Art, Artists, Cinema, TV Series - Films

ArtReview: Colette

Colette is a biographical drama directed by Wash Westmoreland and starring Keira Knightley. The film is based on the life of the French novelist, actress, mime and journalist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. She is widely known for her novel Gigi (1944). Colette was the subject of several biographies, songs and films. It is another story about women artists who… Continue reading ArtReview: Colette

Art, Artists, Cinema, writer

ArtReview: Mary Shelley (the film)

Last weekend I went to watch Mary Shelley, the film that tells her story with Percy Bysshe Shelley and how this relationship inspired her to write Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus.The original title was A storm in the stars, but it was changed in January 2017. The film, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, is based on… Continue reading ArtReview: Mary Shelley (the film)

Art History, Artists, Cinema, Film Director

La Fée aux Choux by Alice Guy

La Fée aux Choux or The Fairy of the Cabbages in English, is the first film of film director Alice Guy. And one of the earliest narrative films of fiction. Historical facts According to may film historians La Fée aux Choux was made in April of 1896, probably it was made before the first fiction film… Continue reading La Fée aux Choux by Alice Guy