Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Revenant

Can we talk about this movie for a second?  I saw it last week and I can't stop thinking about it.  It took me completely off guard because I was expecting just an action movie, not a work of art.

Leonardo DiCaprio absolutely deserves an Oscar for portraying incredible pain, anger, and sorrow with little dialog.  The movie highlighted many of his difficult moments with beautiful and brutal imagery from nature.  It created interesting connections by deliberately placing certain images and scenes together.

I keep dwelling on it and trying to piece the subtext together.   It's either great art, or I'm reading entirely too much into it.  Which is very possible.

Throughout the movie, DiCaprio's character keeps remembering something his wife said:

When there is a storm, and you stand in front of a tree, if you look at it's branches, you swear it will fall, But if you watch the trunk, you will see it's stability.

So here is my dinky little tree painting with a tidal wave storm cloud.  I slapped it together really fast whilst thinking about the movie.

12" x 12" x 0.5" acrylic on canvas

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