At Eternity’s Gate | movie trailer

“maybe god made me a painter for people who aren’t born yet” – Vincent van Gogh

At Eternity’s Gate

Rating . . . PG-13
Length . . . 1h 50min
Genre . . . Biography . Drama
Opening . . . 16 November 2018 (USA)

Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Academy Award® Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

Stars:
Willem Dafoe . . . Vincent Van Gogh
Rupert Friend . . . Theo Van Gogh
Oscar Isaac . . . Paul Gauguin
Mads Mikkelsen . . . The Priest

Director . . . Julian Schnabel
Writers . . . Jean-Claude Carrière . Louise Kugelberg . Julian Schnabel

Vincent (Starry Starry Night) | a song . a painting & a film


Lianne La Havas – “Starry Starry Night” (Loving Vincent OST)

Vincent
[Starry, Starry Night]

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand what you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent’s eyes of China blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand

Oh, Now I understand what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now

For they could not love you (love you)
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night
You took your life as lovers often do
But I could have told you, Vincent
This world was never meant
For one as beautiful as you

Starry, starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can’t forget
Like the strangers that you’ve met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
A silver thorn of the bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know Oh what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they’re not listening still
Perhaps they never will

Written by Don McLean

van gogh starry night variation

Starry Starry Night (Over the Rhone) | Vincent van Gogh

Art of the Moment | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review Challenge

After watching the short film Art of the Moment . If you take the Challenge . Write a HAIKU REVIEW leaving your Haiku in the Comment section of this post . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ [as I like to refer to GREAT short films.]

If this short film doesn’t inspire . A new short will appear next Friday in our Weekly Haiku Review.

The way I write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . I also often write more than one verse. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.

Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley

Being the Bridge
by j.kiley

Meditate beyond
Art will open the canvas
Life will free the soul

© j.kiley ’17
Haiku

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

Art of the Moment | Travis Lee Radcliff

Ratings . . . PG
Genre . . . Art . Documentary . Narrative
Length . . . 6m 33s

Dutch painter Gert Johan Manschot reflects on his art and life.

Gert Johan Manschot is based outside of Austin, Texas. His paintings are born from a period of deep contemplative meditation in front of the canvas.

As a lifelong meditator and student of Zen Buddhism, Manschot has interwoven the process of his work with his practice of meditation.

The resulting work are paintings informed by the ancient style and formal techniques of Zen Buddhist monks but with the extreme personal quality of contemporary minimalist abstract art.

In this short documentary Manschot describes the events that led him to turn towards the path of meditation, and how the lessons he learned helped him find a quiet harmony with life.

Directed by Travis Lee Ratcliff & John Carmichael IV
Cinematography by John Carmichael IV
Editing by Travis Lee Ratcliff

Why You Shouldn’t Be an Artist | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review Challenge

After watching the short film Why You Shouldn’t Be an Artist . If you take the Challenge . Write a HAIKU REVIEW leaving your Haiku in the Comment section of this post . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ [as I like to refer to GREAT short films.]

If this short film doesn’t inspire . A new short will appear next Friday in our Weekly Haiku Review.

The way I write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . I also often write more than one verse. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.

Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley

REASONS NOT WHY
by j.kiley

Talk the stop away
No child accepted No first
Voluntarily

© j.kiley ’17
Haiku

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

Why You Shouldn’t Be an Artist | DSLRguide

Ratings . . . PG
Genre . . . Documentary . Narrative . Philosophical
Length . . . 2m 35s

No one said the artist’s creative life would be easy.
Host and Creator – Simon Cade

WEBSITE: dslrguide.tv
TWITTER: twitter.com/dslrguidance
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/cadevisuals
CONTACT: simon@dslrguide.tv

Remember John Lennon 💔

Remember JOHN LENNON Oct. 9th, 1940 to Dec. 8th, 1980

I will always remember John Lennon. He is a profound effect on me. My eyes still tear up when I hear his voice and see his beautiful presence. The good die young is a lot of BS . they are assassinated . and the bad continue on. j.k


John Lennon | Woman



John Lennon | Imagine

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Songwriters: John Winston Lennon