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Tuesday
Jan152013

Curio: Marie Harnett's Pencil Drawings

Alexa here with your weekly art inspiration.  Marie Harnett is an artist out of the UK whose focus is on film. She makes widescreen-format, small yet intricate pencil drawings of filmstills that "capture fleeting moments of drama, suspense or beauty and, when released from the original context of the film that inspired them, the drawings each tell a story of their own."

Marie holds a miniature Keira

I recently came upon her work and was struck by the level of photorealistic detail she manages to cram into her tiny compositions, and by how they evoke the history of cinema, despite her of-the-minute subjects (she even draws stills from trailers).  And she's doing quite well for herself; tiny mezzotints of her drawings sell for upwards of $2000! Here are some examples of her current work; you can see more on her website.

'Gatsby' series, 2012

Gangster Squad, Chéri, and A Single Man loveliness after the jump


'Gangster' series, 2012

'Chéri' series, 2009
'Single' series, 2009

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Reader Comments (6)

These are incredible. I'd love to see her do some older films. Imagine some Cinemascope movies done like this!

January 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTB

I went through every picture on her website and this woman is god. Thanks for highlighting her work.

January 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmir

Amazing!

January 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

These look so great that I thought I was looking at photographs at first.

January 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaolo

I WANT the Carey Mulligan one!

January 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

tyler -- i think that's my favorite of the ones posted here, too

January 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

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