Wes Anderson + Your Invented Village
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“That’s the kind of movie that I like to make, where there is an invented reality, and the audience is going to go someplace where hopefully they’ve never been before. The details, that’s what the world is made of.” -- Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson is an American filmmaker whose films include a reoccurring cast of performers such as Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman. He’s renowned for films like The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, as well as Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel, which include eccentric, imperfect characters. Additionally, Anderson’s stop-motion animated features Fantastic Mr. Fox and Isle of Dogs were also commercial successes.
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This AT HOME ART DATE is a chance for you to imagine a world that doesn’t exist but lives.
(element one) READ this article in the NYT about how Anderson and his team created the world for his new film here.
(element two) WATCH a profile of Annie Atkins, one of Wes Anderson’s collaborators here.
(element three) NAME + DESIGN + MAKE the welcome sign for a fictional city or village.
Use whatever art supplies you have on hand. Consider the population number and character of the people who live here, the main business activity of the area, and the era.
How does it feel to permit yourself to create a newly illustrated town based wholly on your imagination?
If you resist doing this at home art date, do it anyway.
If you seek perfection, you will never reach completion.
Finished? Congratulations. Well done, artist!
Would you please share your new collage with a friend? Even share it on social media! Try always to share your art.
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