Monday, 18 June 2012

TV / Film Art Galleries and Museums

Staying on the subject of Art and Culture the following are a few pictures and videos from scenes of movies and TV shows that I enjoy involving Art Galleries, Exhibitions and Museums .

During the film 500 Days of Summer, characters Tom Hansen and Summer Finn make a visit to a modern art Gallery although they soon get bored and decide to take a trip to the cinema to watch a french film. 

In the movie 50/50 Joseph Gordon Levitt's experience with Galleries only gets worse, suffering from cancer his character Adam  is unable to attend an Exhibition opening with his girlfriend, his Best Friend goes along and spots her cheating on him with some Jesus look a like, they then later take one of her canvas paintings set fire  to it and destroy it to pieces in the back garden. 

In the TV series Gossip Girl, the character Aaron Rose is introduced to the show in Season 2 as an artist who works at Rufus Humphrey's Gallery. Aaron's character is featured in a few episodes of this season allowing many scenes to based around his work area, he uses Serena Van Der Woodsen has his muse after they start dating and he spends alot of his time creating work in the Gallery. 

The Art Institute of Chicago scene featured in the 80s movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off " has become an all time classic.The shot features some of John Hughes favourite pieces in the museum and the calming music is The Dream Academy's version of the song "Please, please, please let me get what I want " originally performed and wrote by The Smiths.


Another major favourite of mine that I just had to include was the Rugrats episode entitled "The Art Museum" straight from my 90s childhood. While visiting the Art Museum with Stu, the Rugrats wandered around the museum, "finding themselves" in the pieces of art, Angelica even takes other kids on a tour of the museum explaining how every artist has done a painting of her.  The works of art featured in this episode are similar to famous pieces done by artists such as Warhol, Matisse, Bosch, Picasso and Munch.

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