Monday, March 25, 2013

Journey to the Moon

Do you know Georges Méliès (1861-1938)? You say no? But if you´ve seen Martin Scorsese´s film "Hugo (Cabret)", you´ve already heard a lot about this great illusionist and film maker. He´s called the inventor of narrative film and stop-motion technique, made his first film in 1896 and made 500 films before 1912 - but only half of them still exist, the most famous one being his Jules Verne adaption "Le Voyage dans la Lune" of 1902. Around 1930, he ran a toy shop in the metro station at Montparnasse, and it wasn´t before 1929 when he was rediscovered as a film artist. That´s what "Hugo" is all about ...
Now Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio has come out with a beautiful and inspiring image kit about Méliès and his visual world that I´ve used for all my samples here. As always, the kit comes with jpg images included, so it can be used for your cut and paste artwork as in my last two samples from my Moleskine journal.




5 comments:

Kitten said...

I absolutely LOVE these!!! Now if only he could make this SNOW disappear for good! We have even more of it here in NE Ohio today...and it's still snowing! I keep dreaming spring will arrive SOON!

Carmen said...

Wonderful! I totally love Georges Méliès. Hugo was a fantastic film and prompted me to get the Méliès box set of films - still need to watch... his imagery was so fanciful. It's funny how he was never fully appreciated during his time. Thanks for your post. :-)

bohemiannie! art said...

very cool collage! love that...The sky is NOT the limit. there is no limit.

Sophie said...

Total klasse alle Karten.
Besonders gefällt mir"der Mann im Mond"

Super, Marion.
Liebe Grüße

~*~Patty S said...

Each of your creations is wonderful Marion...I found Georges Méliès fascinating when we saw HUGO ... you really captured his essence!

oxo