The National Gallery is collaborating with the London Film School on 'Transcriptions: LFS Shorts', an innovative new project which involves second term students producing short 3-4 minute films inspired by the Gallery’s collection as part of their course.

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From the film-maker:


The girl in the painting had something that captivated me: the melancholy in her eyes. The change of style within the picture also called my attention to it. Everything is painted with an impressionistic technique, impressionistic colours and loose brushwork, except the girl in the foreground. This helps to create the cinematic effect of soft focus and draws the viewer's attention to the girl on the left, producing an awkward composition. Later on I read that Renoir, disillusioned with Impressionism, returned to 'The Umbrellas' years later and repainted that figure. That mysterious girl was, then, the starting point for my story. Subsequently, I found something else that interested me as well: the man standing right behind her. It seems to me that he's looking admiringly at her face, although his position makes that impossible.


Elisa Cepedal García


A piece inspired by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Umbrellas, about 1881-6

Me and How I Got Here
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Alexandru Grigoras
The Beginning Is Nigh
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Rupert Van Den Broek
And the Kid
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Zaklin Lentzou
The Traveller
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Welf Lindner
The Shadow
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Joanna Bence
Selves Portrait
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Daniel Chaytor
Alexandra McGuiness
Connie Pui Kwan Wong
Not in July
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Mónica Bravo
A Portrait of you
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Pierre-Alain Giraud
A Ruthless Canvas
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Javier Correa