‘The House of Caligari’ was inspired by the painted stage sets from the 1920 German Expressionist film ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari’. The dramatic visual style of this silent movie transforms the metropolis and its surrounding landscape into a disorientating world of oblique angles and distorted perspective. It was filmed entirely indoors with interior and exterior spaces dramatically constructed as if from the same matter giving an unsettling sense that the natural world and the urban world are artificially amalgamated. In my own painting internal and external spaces become confused. An Autumnal oak tree is soon to outgrow its site and staircases leading to nowhere further unhinge architectural space.
This is a beautiful and brightly coloured piece has been framed sensitively with a dark navy mount and brushed aluminium surround 1.7cm deep. The framed dimensions are 23.4cm (width) x18.4cm (height).
Ink and pencil on paper