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Méliès, Right in the Eye: A Masterclass

A Focus on Images

Join acclaimed artist Jean-François Alcoléa for an immersive and interactive masterclass on the world of images and the early days of cinema. In a world where visuals are becoming more and more integral to our daily lives, rather than being just an accessory or convenience, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how they came to be and their impact on our society.

"Méliès, Right in the Eye: A Masterclass" is a session that promises to shed light on the history of images and their significance in contemporary art and cinema. Through the guidance of Jean-Francois Alcoléa, participants will embark on a captivating exploration of the works of Georges Méliès, known for his ingenious special effects and legendary creations such as "A Trip to the Moon."

Additionally, the Masterclass will feature short films by the Lumière Brothers and provide insights into the evolution of the moving image, from its early days to the advent of cinematography. Through this journey, attendees will be able to appreciate the significance of Méliès' graphic style and understand its influence on contemporary artists working across various mediums.

Jean-François Alcoléa is an accomplished artist known for his unique and multidimensional approach to art, as he combines sound compositions, lighting, still and moving images, street art, dance, text, and plastic arts installations. He has built a fan base thanks to his charismatic stage presence and immersive performances, which make him a sought-after artist in the field.

This masterclass, conducted in English, offers a unique and enriching experience for anyone interested in the creative and technical aspects of visual storytelling. Rather than being a passive observer of images, participants will have the opportunity to gain insights into the creative process behind them and appreciate their impact on art and culture.

Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the fascinating universe of images and
hear Jean-Francois Alcoléa's unique perspective on its historical and contemporary significance.

You can join the masterclass on March 28, 2024, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Emerson Montessori School, located at 2800 W Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

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