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Tonight’s Topic: Art Inside of Art
In this week’s Medium Cool, In this week’s MC let’s talk about one art inside another.
I finally watched Portrait of a Lady on Fire (dir. Céline Sciamma, 2019), which is amazing. It’s on Hulu if you have it. Highly recommended. In it, as the title suggests, a woman is tasked with painting a portrait of an elusive subject. The film goes out of its way to focus on the act of portrait composition, and each of its stages is fascinating.
It got me thinking about art inside art (in this case, painting & drawing in a film). This is hard to pull off, and not too many films or novels do it well. Which ones do? What unusual examples of art (painting, music, dance, etc.) play an important role inside another art?
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