Critical Writing Index

Painting in Time: Robert Armstrong on Painting, Film and Video

by Robert Armstrong

Oval Office, Sept. 1998, v. 2, no. 2

Robert Armstrong discusses poetic images and the crystalization of an image in memory as something filmmakers and painters both seek; as something that makes them memorable artists. Armstrong draws similarities between painters' and filmakers' aesthetic styles and the influence they have had over each other. Armstrong also discusses video art as a medium and how it differs from cinema.

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Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

MirrorAndrei Tarkovsky

In the Name of the FatherJim Sheridan

SolarisAndrei Tarkovsky


Therese RaquinZola

The House by the RailroadEdward Hopper

Double IndemnityBilly Wilder

PsychoAlfred Hitchcock

Lost HighwayDavid Lynch

Francis Bacon

Last Tango in ParisBernardo Bertolucci

Pope Innocent XVelazquez

BattleshipSergei Eisenstein

Friday the 13thSean Cunningham

Canoe-LakePeter Doig

Die ZeitLuc Tuymans

About A PlaceCaroline McCarthy

Homage to the Woman with the Bandaged Face who I Saw Yesterday Down Walworth RoadGillian Wearing

Sacha and MomGillian Wearing

The Raft of the MedusaGericault

MessengerBill Viola

CremasterMatthew Barney

BasquiatJulian Schnabel

KidsLarry Clark

Search and DestroyDavid Salle

MnemonicRobert Longo