300 Days of Sunshine: California Impressionism and Early Hollywood

Location: 
Online Event (Zoom)
Date: 
Dec 4, 2020, 3:00 pm

 Northwest Research Media Commons Proudly Presents

300 Days of Sunshine: California Impressionism and Early Hollywood

300 Days of Sunshine: California Impressionism and Early Hollywood

A Talk by Professor John Trafton
Lecturer, Film Studies, Seattle University

December 4, 2020 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Hollywood studio system rose in Los Angeles alongside the peak of the California Impressionist art movement, a network of outdoor painters whose work emphasized the state’s natural beauty in sharp contrast to the region’s rapid urbanization. This talk will explore the relationship between California Impressionism and the development of the Hollywood studio system as a network of multi-media organizations. Tracing the origins of California plein air from turn-of-the-century visual marketing campaigns through the rise of Hollywood during the 1910s and 1920s, this talk will highlight movement’s influence on the work of Pixar animation, the creation of immersive digital environments, and modern-day media art education.

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This is the second lecture of a year-long series co-organized by colleagues in the cinema studies departments at the Universities of Seattle, Washington and Oregon.

 

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