This original artwork of Casablanca, the 1942 American wartime romantic drama film, has been created by Spanish artist Jaime Estartús in 2017.
Jaime Mestre Estartús delights us once again with his new collection American Black Cinema. This collection is a completely different series from the rest of his work where he combined the art of painting with the Seventh art.
A unique art collection of 82 black and white paintings where the artist represents the most emblematic scenes from iconic American Black Cinema movies. He offers the viewers a journey to the past, turning back to all these mythical movies.
We can enjoy cinema through painting, a true tribute to both arts.
This collection is an extension of his collection “People”.
An original theme for his new artwork, where he picks a frame to capture in a beautiful oil painting.
He has chosen the most significant American Film Noir Films to bring it to the oil in a small format that makes it more endearing.
Most of these artworks have been painted in black and white with all their shades of grey, that refers not only to the cinematographic period but also to an art with a restricted color range.
Estartús confesses that this collection has been very challenging for him. The challenge of finding that specific frame that allow the spectator to connect directly with that movie, the characters and the moment, in just one shot.
Besides the challenge of painting the actors to the point where they were unmistakable, Estartus wishes to capture the essence of the moment, the feelings, the expressions of the characters at that very moment.
This Estartus art collection has taken away the obsequiousness of those legendary movies and has given them a permanent value.
This series consists on a 3-year work of the artist with technique, hand, and years of experience.
Jaime Estartus, a limitless artist, has proved us once again his ability throughout his career of making and undoing everything, surprising us with the unexpected.
This unique piece comes directly through the artist and includes its Certificate of Authenticity.