The Story of French Impressionism, Part I: Édouard Manet

In contrast to the bold, triumphant, and defined political works of earlier European painters, like Eugene Delacroix for example, the Impressionists were a more muted, subtle group of less defined painters, at least conventional wisdom instructs us so. The Impressionists give us only a glimpse of something, a passing blurred picture of motion; like a … Continue reading The Story of French Impressionism, Part I: Édouard Manet

Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902)

Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902) Director: George Méliès “A Trip to the Moon” ★★★★★ Méliès's films are a fantastic journey through technical innovations and early cinematic excellence. While many of his short movies were created to complement his performances as a magician, his later films such as The Impossible Voyage and The Haunted Castle … Continue reading Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902)