Criterion + Art: Eisen Bernard’s Tribute to Cinema and Paintings through Criterion Covers
Nothing is lost, nothing is created, all is transformed.
Antoine Lavoisier’s quote couldn’t be more relevant in our storytelling era, where everything is a remix. Proof is, the newest addition to the Film & Art section of the site, with the work of multimedia producer and writer Eisen Bernard, who decided to use Criterion DVD covers and merge them with famous paintings in his series named Criterion + Art.
Bernard had been declining the same concept previously with Mag+Art and Album+Art. The digital collage series that became Criterion+Art was inspired after he received a request to use films. Bernard decided to solely use Criterion covers to merge them with paintings, and the result is impressing.
Criterion + Art sits nicely next to the Flamish Superheroes, the Ottoman Style Screen Shots and Pup Fiction. I always find it fascinating to see how by just slightly tilting an approach to something, you create a whole new story.
See below for a selection of Bernard’s work, and check his Behance profile for more:
[thanks to Paulette, via Nova Planet]
check the archives for a taste of it.