FILM AND OTHER MEDIA
Impure cinema: Intermedial strategies and painting processes in film
The aim of this essay is to address film, considered as an “impure”, intermedial construct, in relationship with other representational art forms, with an emphasis on visual arts, first of all painting. We want to determine the constitutional elements and the advantages of film’s impurity. In terms of themes, painting is presenting film on three levels: inspiration found in the existing paintings, representation of the painter, and representation of the painting process. The first two levels establish direct and easily determined aesthetic relations while the third one is masked, allegorical, and not as easily identified because it most frequently refers to the principles of art work creation.
Ivana Keser Battista