lundi 5 mars 2012

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The Draughtsman’s Contract by Peter Greenaway (1982)

The Draughtsman’s Contract by Peter Greenaway (1982)

The Draughtsman’s Contract (Peter Greenaway, 1982)

“It is a movie of Catholics and Protestants, interiors and exteriors,  manners and snobbisms, insiders and outsiders, and the various  manipulative equations of sex and money and power and art, played in an  almost colour-coded idealised English Wiltshire landscape of white,  black and green. It is of course a fiction, but 1694 was the year of the  first Married Woman’s Property Act, the formation of the bank of  England and the year of William of Orange’s Protestant consolidation of  anti-Stuart Catholic Whiggery, a few short years after the Battle of the  Boyne.  The world in England had changed. Modern history begins.  But,  entertaining, and hopefully as educative as this might be, it is all  really an elaboration of the film’s original premise which is - should  an artist draw what he sees or draw what he knows? Sight and knowledge  are not at all the same thing. Seeing and believing. Just because you  have eyes does not mean you can see. The eye is lazier than the brain.”

Peter Greenaway (link)
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The Draughtsman’s Contract
Peter Greenaway’s film


Draughtman’s Contract - Peter Greenaway (1982)
“Certain gardens are described as retreats when really they are attacks.”
-Ian Hamilton Finlay, “Disconnected Sentences on Gardening”

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