New York's MOMA to celebrate Technicolour
New York's Museum of Modern Art will celebrate 100 years of technicolour with a series of film showings.
Titled Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond, the event will run until August 5 and feature a wide array of American films from 1915 onwards – including the Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind.
Curator Joshua Siegel comments: “Even as period advertisements for Technicolor heralded the process as uniquely ‘natural,’ and ‘truer to life’—a reflection of the painstaking efforts of the company’s technicians and color supervisors to achieve greater verisimilitude—filmmakers like Vincente Minnelli and Rouben Mamoulian were working closely with their cinematographers, production designers, costumers, and makeup artists to explore the expressive, fanciful, and even psychological uses of color by experimenting with light and shadow, chiaroscuro and sfumato, in emulation of Old Masters like El Greco, Titian, and Zurburán, or with the brash, electric colors and bold contours of Fauvists like Raoul Dufy.”
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