Inspiration: FILM: Schindler’s List (1993)Posted: February 9, 2014
My tutor saw my photo edits of one person in colour surrounded by monochrome figures in my Pecha Kucha Presentation and suggested that I watched the Steven Spielberg movie Schindler’s List (1993), This weekend I decided I would, it is a fabulous film and I would definitely recommend it, but what particularly inspired me within it was the scenes with the little girl in the red coat. The coat she wears is the only thing in colour in the scene, and the girl is surrounded by black and white figures.
The little girl looks very lonely in the world and is just wandering around in the chaos. This has inspired me to work with painting crowds of people in the city but with only one person in colour, to show that they are singled out and are not part of the lives of all the other people. The other people might as well not be there as there is no interaction and you feel lonely because you are overlooked by all of them. The city can be a very lonely place and Schindler’s list has encouraged me to consider colour a great deal more when painting this.