Looking Through the Kaleidoscope
This work is made with professional acrylic paint and ink. It’s 24 inches tall by 36 inches wide on gallery wrapped 1.5 inch thick canvas.
Inspiration: This work is inspired by imagery from The German Expressionist art movement that was before WW1. I took the angular, harsh imagery and used blues and light orange, and gold to soften the angular composition. I named it Turning the Kaledeiscope because it reminds me of what the inside of a kaleidoscope looks like.
Series: The Expressionism Inspired Series
While studying film theory in Wales, United Kingdom, Leah Nadeau became fascinated with studying the art of the German Expressionism movement. This movement was significant in history because artists began making art based on emotion and psychology, instead of reality.
These works by Nadeau are inspired by the imagery of film and paintings that she studied and admired. She can point to two films that inspire her daily, Metropolis (1927) and The Cabinet of Dr. Calgari (1920). Nadeau's favorite painter from the movement is Wassily Kandinsky, from who she draws inspiration today.
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