A KUBRICK CHRONICLE


MAMM (Part 2)

The Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow) put on a really interesting exhibition of photographs by legendary 20th-century film director Stanley Kubrick. There were at least around 200 images he produced for Look magazine in the 1940s which conveyed New York’s distinctive atmosphere. He may be a somewhat disturbed individual like most geniuses but the images were compelling, beautiful and really told a story.


Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), the ‘professional illustrator of human nature’, has long been recognised as one of the greatest directors in the history of cinematography. Although renowned as one of the greatest film directors of all time, many movie fans are unaware of the origins and influences of Stanley Kubrick’s mastery of the cinematic medium.

Stanley Kubrick MMAM 2012 (self potrait 1949)

The current exhibition, “Stanley Kubrick: History in Photographs 1945-1950” provides valuable insight into Kubrick’s early years as a young photographer.

“Regardless of his chosen genre and subject matter, Kubrick’s films are imbued, one could even say saturated, with a strong sense of visual composition. He was a cinematographer’s director, whose unerring attention to detail and the elements within the frame were a defining feature of his work”.

If you STILL don’t know who I’m talking about: Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shinning are just examples of his fine work. For those in Moscow the exhibition “Stanley Kubrick: History in Photographs 1945-1950” runs from November 18, 2011 to January 29, 2012 at the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow. 

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