Looking to capture that moment of complete absorption, Weismann was inspired by the novel The Green Ray; his painting of the same title captures the clarifying moment of the allusive green flash.
“When one sees a rare green flash at sunset - our own thoughts and those of others are revealed as if by magic”
Join us for a screening of the 1986 French classic film The Green Ray, introduced by artist Willem Weismann, whose work is currently exhibiting at the Nunnery. Looking to capture that moment of complete absorption, Weismann was inspired by the novel The Green Ray; his painting of the same title captures the clarifying moment of the allusive green flash.
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About the Film:
Inspired by the French novel The Green Ray (Le Rayon Vert) by Jules Verne, the 1986 film (of the same name) by Eric Rohmer is perhaps the best in his six part film series Comedies and Proverbs. The film follows main character Delphine through her summer of solitude, self-discovery, and new formed love. Jonathon Romney calls the film, “A perspicaciously empathetic study of solitude, depression and anxiety”.
About the Exhibition/ Event:
Winner of the East London Painting Prize 2015 Willem Weismann’s exhibition Alphabet Soup is currently on view at the Nunnery Gallery. In his exhibition Weismann explores the similarities between the introspective privacy of reading books and the personal experience of painting practice. Weismann states that, “There are similarities between books and painting. Both are a communication of information, and both are physical objects which are pushed to the side in an increasingly digital age, where everything is becoming virtual and weightless”. Willem’s work is a return to a way of wondering about the world that is personal; beyond merely interpreting data and collating information and towards knowing the importance of a story.
The exhibition will be open at 6pm.