Inspired by Camille Pissarro, Lordship Lane Station, Dulwich, 1871.
We chose the painting Lordship Lane for several reasons, the first being the smoke. We thought the smoke symbolises conflict and war, and the emotions that come with it. The second thing we noticed was the motion of the train and how that represents time.
In our research we discovered Camille Pissarro was a refugee because of the Franco-Prussian war. The location he escaped from was France, and he travelled to London, where he stayed for two years. While he was in London, he painted the scenery around him. We think he painted the train in this work because it reminds us of travel and his escape from the Franco-Prussian war. This inspired us to make an animation of his experiences of escaping the devastation of the war.
When we made the animation, we started with the smoke by ripping up cotton and placing it on a green-screen and puffing it out. By using the same green-screen we placed trees, three skies (sunny, night, and morning) and a hill, and then merged them together using Photoshop. Michelle scanned her hand and we created finger-puppets with different emotions. After this, we picked sounds to add each scene. By doing this, we tell the story of how we think the way affected Camille Pissarro.