Monday, July 6, 2009

Vertigo: Infinite regression

Johnny watches Madeleine (who is not Madeleine) watching the gravestone of Carlotta. The casting of Kim Novak, whose shoulders seem about twice as wide as Stewart's, in the part of someone who is presented as ethereal is certainly piquant. I have the experience while drawing things of understanding them differently, and it did seem that it was almost as if the suit were walking around by itself, silvery and exquisitely tasteful.

8 comments:

mum said...

You're right, Novak always struck me as more solid than ethereal. She looks like she just might use those flowers as a duster, if the grave isn't neat enough. I love the hat and the stance on Stewart.

Interesting what you write about discovering things as you draw them. The same happens for me when I put things down in writing.

ger said...

I miss the times when suits (real ones, not sportsuits...) were walking around, wouldn´t even mind if they did it by themselves...

Adam said...

Are they playing tennis?

Bee said...

I like the glimpse of her stylized hair and eyebrows -- also quite substantial!

grrl+dog said...

I fell in love with Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart in Bell Book And Candle.

The stick says hi, and if I can get some internet speed faster than a granny, I can post some pics...

yvette said...

making things let you look deeper in yourself giving you a broader sight...have a nice day
yvette

Asja said...

I like all of the images from your Vertigo series! I think the rose petal is a wonderful detail.

aleph said...

"Infinite regression" made me remember "Minue", by Guy de Maupassant: "and I stared at them, with my heart troubled by extraordinary sensations, with my soul moved by an incredible melancholy... I felt the desire of laughing and the need to cry" Nothing to do with Novak, but...