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:


This painting was the point of departure for a reflection about the body and the nude. Following John Berger's 'Ways of Seeing' discussion about the difference between nudity and nakedness, I noticed that in the National Gallery there were more people looking at paintings of female nudes than at paintings of male nudes. I imagined a situation where Degas' painting was the only authorised image of the body. In my film the nakedness of the man is real and direct, but avoided, while the nudity of the woman in the painting is represented, stylised and desired. I used the colours and details of the painting as a dramatic element to relate the man with the painting.


Javier Correa


A piece inspired by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, After the Bath, Woman drying herself about 1890-5



Me and How I Got Here
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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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Selves Portrait
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Not in July
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Mónica Bravo
A Portrait of you
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A Ruthless Canvas
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