"Origami Elephant" Oil 18x24

The History of the Camera: Photo-realism and its Origins

The first handheld camera was invented in 1888 by George Eastman[1], it was called the Kodak One. Eventually, the handheld camera achieved enormous popularity in 1910 with the invention of the Brownie Camera[2]. People regularly made remarks about how you couldn’t even go outside without having your picture taken[3]. The Single Lens Reflex Camera was […]

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Is Jurassic Park a Feminist Film?

Is Jurassic Park a Feminist Film?

First off: Jurassic Park is a wonderfully entertaining series, I’ve watched it many times. Now while most movies have a tendency to portray females in a misogynist way, that does not necessarily negate the other aspects of a film. Film is a reflection of culture, and culture is largely patriarchal. Lars Von Trier makes fantastic films, he’s even […]

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Jean-Léon Gérôme - The Snake Charmer

Orientalism: Film and Culture

Orientalism: Film and Culture. Orientalists are famous for their scholarly portrayals of the non-west. According to the Guardian, “Jean-Léon Gérôme‘s painting The Snake Charmer is a sleazy imperialist vision of the east. A group of men sit on the ground watching a nude snake charmer, draped with a slithering phallic python, in front of glittering Islamic tiles […]

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