Amazing Cinematic Portraits Capture Films In All The Right Ways

By Nick Venable 2013-04-08 02:24:17discussion comments
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Here at Cinema Blend, we are fans of high art just as we are of low art. Weíll look at Matisseís Interior with a Violin while listening to Adam Sandlerís ďThe GoatĒ sketch. So when cinema enters into exceptionally well-crafted portraits, weíre all eyes.

Enter Italian artist and comic creator Massimo Carnevale and his Sketchesnatched image gallery, which somehow hasnít shown up on this site before. He just posted his first piece from 2013, the moment from the Eraserhead chicken dinner scene shown above. And given that one good David Lynch reference deserves another, hereís Carnevaleís take on The Lost Highway, which is exactly the image that burned itself into my memory after first viewing it.

As can be seen from that shot of Christoph Waltz from DJango Unchained, Carnevale is both adept at showcasing both moments and characters with an equal amount of skill. And while the majority of his pieces are taken from the past 25 years, his projects cover the last 70 years of cinema. Since NBCís Hannibal and Bates Motel have got audiences excited, how about shots of Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, and a few others?

If you canít tell, thereís a bit of a creepy theme going on here. But perhaps we could lighten the mood with a few comedic pieces. Something charming even.

While itís a damned shame we canít all be this impressive when showing our appreciation for a film, at least Carnevale is here to do it for us. And itís good to know heís continuing the trend. This is just a tiny handful of his incredible work, so be sure to click over to his website to see much more. But try not to be too frightened by some of the creepy stuff that might show up.

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