what if Vincent van Gogh was born today? painT tells the story of Vinny, a struggling artist and quintessential "art underdog" who sees the world as a living, breathing painting. Set against the backdrop of the New York & L.A. art scene, painT is an American update on the tragic life of van Gogh, seen through the eyes of his modern day counterpart and spiritual heir, examining the fine line between love, madness, and paint.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

electricity in the feet and neck.

the metropolitan museum of art is real. it is on 5th ave. and 82nd st. and if you are looking for reasons to be magic and see miracles, go in there and see jackson pollock's autumn rhythm (number 30) or put your face so close to van Gogh heavy brushstrokes that the alarms go off and they tell you to back away from the painting like you are uncovering too much about the artist. Also Gaugain's tahitian women are easy on the eyes! i also say go with people who you admire and make you laugh. i took a night trip with jade and a day trip bobby and laura. bobby introduced me to autumn rhythm and how among the raw canvas of black and grey and white and tan gestural strokes was a small drip of color. i stared at it and smiled when it was revealed. the met is a key location for painT because it is where our hero will visit on his first trip to NY(Arles) and he will see the masters, stare them in the face. Bobby reinacts this as he stares at one of his fav's Velazquez's Moor. Vinny will see Warhol's self portrait, autumn rhythm, and Basquiat's skull (not at the met). The museum's exterior will be the where the finale of this tale takes place. going there twice and standing in the exact locations where we will shoot one day soon give a rush of electricity from my feet into my neck. my heart beats even fast now as i type this to you. please do well to make the best of your evening tonight. go to the met. give yourself a gift. with a handshake and a smile, greg

No comments:

Post a Comment