The Art of Movie-Making

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The finest Art Deco relief in the Alexandria is this elaborate work which uses applied black strips to define illustrations on a golden-copper metallic background whose highlights shift as you walk past it. The imagery expresses the theme that cinematography is the modern descendant of classical theater. The composition appears to show a cameraman filming while being inspired in his art by the beauty of a classical muse. The Alexandria's new owners hope to preserve this relief in their remodeling.


Image: Phaeton photo by David West Reynolds.

Page updated 19 August 2004

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