Trained in philosophy at Harvard under Stanley Cavell before the cinema at AFI, Malick’s slim oeuvre foregrounds this inheritance: each of his four features to date is a period piece of American history; each trains an eye on the natural world (and its relationship with humans and human technologie
A member of the legendary Cahiers quintet, Jacques Rivette was a critic before a filmmaker. Reading his early criticism, though, it’s clear he thought in images from the start, even in words, emphasizing closed complex circuits of mise-en-scene, the better to form meaning. However, he trains one ey
Eadweard Muybridge (April 9, 1830 – May 8, 1904) was a British-born photographer, known primarily for his early use of multiple cameras to capture motion. Muybridge was born Edward James Muggeridge at Kingston-on-Thames, England. He is believed to have changed his first name to match that of King E
The settings for some of Delia Brown's paintings are taken from rooms pictured in home décor magazines like Veranda, "decadent, what I think of as nouveau riche rooms" in which she portrays herself and others--some of them friends--"drinking and hanging out."
Her model for these works is 19th-ce