Vistas of Longing

Was it the gleaming white light of southern France that cultivated impressionism? Did the chalk cliffs of Rügen cast a spell on Caspar David Friedrich? William Turner – did he actually let himself be tied to a ship’s mast to transfer the destructive scene of the rough Wallisian Sea onto canvas? Via animation we create visually spectacular transitions between paintings and real landscapes giving the impression of moving between the worlds of Cézanne, Picasso, and co.


Vistas of Longing

These proverbial landscapes of renowned artists are actually inspired replicas of nature’s creations. Watch as we link famous paintings with the primal forces of nature.

Was it the gleaming white light of southern France that cultivated impressionism? Did the chalk cliffs of Rügen cast a spell on Caspar David Friedrich? William Turner – did he actually let himself be tied to a ship’s mast to transfer the destructive scene of the rough Wallisian Sea onto canvas? Via animation we create visually spectacular transitions between paintings and real landscapes giving the impression of moving between the worlds of Cézanne, Picasso, and co.

The tableaus are the landscapes of their souls. Through new documentary footage, we link the paintings with various aspects of the region highlighting the mystical allure of the primal forces of nature. The protagonists – the present day inhabitants of these landscapes – provide an excellent connection between the past and the present by helping us to trace the artistic magic of these painters.

Five Painters – Five Landscapes:
Caspar David Friedrich and Rügen
Paul Cézanne and the Provence
William Turner and Wales
Pablo Picasso and Barcelona
Tizian Vecellio and Venetia

Author & Director Barcelona, Rügen, Nordengland: Ina Kessebohm
Author & Director Venezien, Provence: Mirella Pappalardo

Production Manager: Lilly Hartmann
Production Assistence: Rebecca Zaubel
Producer: Ina Kessebohm
Editorial Assistence: Lies Buchtmann
Editorial Assistence: Zarah Schrade

DoP: Jens Saathoff, Jakob Stark
Assistence: Resa Asarschahab
Editor: Jens Greuner
Music: Nils Kacirek, Milan Meyer-Kaya, Andreas Einhorn
Narration: Ingo Abel
Audio Postproduction: Pierre Brand, Sascha Prangen
Grafics: Stefan Matlik
Grading: Bernie Greiner
Postproduction: Malte Hadeler

Executive Producer: Reinhardt Beetz
Editorial Producer: Marita Hübinger (ZDF/Arte)
Editorial Producer: Ulrike Leiner

Koproduktion

ZDF

Kooperation

Arte G.E.I.L.E.

Förderer

nordmedia
  • Vistas of Longing - Tizian Vecellio and Venetia

    ARTE - first broadcast
    21 June 2018 at 6:35 pm

  • Vistas of Longing - Caspar David Friedrich and Rügen

    arte
    07 July 2018 at 11:35 am

  • Vistas of Longing - William Turner and Wales

    arte
    10 July 2018 at 8:40 am

  • Vistas of Longing - Paul Cézanne and the Provence

    arte
    11 July 2018 at 8:40 am

  • Vistas of Longing - Tizian Vecellio and Venetia

    arte
    12 July 2018 at 8:40 am

  • Vistas of Longing - Pablo Picasso and Barcelona

    arte
    13 July 2018 at 8:40 am