The Painting (2013)
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as L'autoportrait et Le Peintre
as Magenta (English version)
as Florence (English version)
as Silhouette (English version)
as Claire (English version)
as Self Portrait (English version)
as The Great Chandelier (English version)
as Harlequin (English version)
as The Painter/Venice Painter (English version)
as Orange de Mars (French version)
as Graymorgan (English version)
as Le peintre de Venise (French version)
as Le Capitaine (French version)
as Lola (English version)
as Gom (French version)
as Monsieur Gris (French version)
as Lola (French version)
as Ramo (English version)
as Ramo (French version)
as Claire (French version)
as Le Grand Chandelier (French version)
as Quill (English version)
as Gum (English version)
as Plume (French version)
as Magenta (French version)
as Garance (French version)
as Pierrot/Grim Reaper (English version)
as Pierrot (French version)
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Critic Reviews for The Painting
With striking visuals reminiscent of Matisse and Chagall and a refreshingly (for domestic animation audiences) grown-up storyline, The Painting is almost reminiscent of, well, a work of art.
Creative, colorful, and unexpectedly wise, "The Painting" is the latest offshore animation to show to kids burned out on computer-generated Hollywood toons.
While the artist-as-deity concept was flattering enough to get "The Painting" nominated for a 2012 Cesar Award, its big ideas about equality and friendship are flatly 2-D.
Lovely but lifeless 'toon is none too subtle in delivering its multicultural moral.
Audience Reviews for The Painting
The Painting is not for kids, yet it does have a child-like earnestness that combines with the simple elegance of the animation to give the film a charming quality. It is a short and sweet little film.
"The Painting" is, for lack of a better term, a work of art. It is clearly a cartoon for adults and not just because of the nude painting. The story is a parable about unfairly judging others and would likely be of little interest to younger children. While some might scoff at this story for lacking "maturity," the simplicity of its plot allows us to full absorb the visual beauty without distraction. This is especially helpful if you are watching with English subtitles while trying to enjoy the artistry on this canvas... and the artistry off of the canvas as these characters venture out of the paintings and into the real world. The animators faced a tough challenge as the world inside of each painting took on a different style from Picasso to Matisse, but the end result is an enormous success. The surrealist colors of the Allduns are stunning and effectively contrasted by the simple black and white appearance of the charcoal Sketchies. The backdrops come to life and the conversations between paintings are very clever. I wouldn't give this film Disney ratings when it comes to storytelling abilities, but "The Painting" is a feast for the eyes that should not be overlooked.
Figures leave the painting they live in and go searching for the Painter, trying to find out why he left the canvas they live in incomplete. If the story had been sketched out with as much loving detail as the beautiful Impressionist-style artwork, this might have been a masterpiece, rather than something that's just nice to look at.
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