From the Film Maker
Despite its small size, this oil sketch on paper is revolutionary because it doesn’t represent a classical conventional landscape. On a recent visit to Naples I was astonished by the similarities between the contemporary city views and this 200-year-old painting. This urban landscape, with its traces of human existence and its strong Mediterranean light and blue sky, formed the visual starting point of my animation.
The film examines the relationship between the first and third generations, evoking memories and a feeling of timelessness. The story evolves behind the ‘Wall’, in the courtyard of a Greek household in traditional island scenery. It pays tribute to artists and people who produce timeless works of art and inspire future generations.
A piece inspired by Thomas Jones, A Wall in Naples, about 1782