Friday, September 14, 2012

Film Pick - In the Realms of the Unreal

I finally saw the film about artist Henry Darger, In the Realms of the Unreal. It's intense. Darger's life was so tragic and he lived in virtual isolation, creating a bizarre, illustrated 15,000 page story over the course of 40 years. That's 375 pages/year - so basically a page/day for 40 years. His apartment didn't even have a bed in it. He would just come home from his janitor job, sit at his desk and work. The artwork, as strange and disturbing as it is, is so beautiful. His colors are so saturated and striking. I also love how he often leaves aspects of the foreground uncolored.    

1 comment:

Veronica Fish said...

Isn't it an amazing story??? His life is so inspiring