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This is an ongoing series of oil paintings depicting female characters from the world of contemporary film and television.
I chose to paint portraits of these characters in response to the way women have been represented throughout art history, where they have been the passive subject of art. In my paintings, I aim to present them as active protagonists with agency and power.
After watching the 3D version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011, I wondered if it would be possible to create a 3D image using oil paint.
I researched how to make an anaglyph 3D photograph of a projected film still, and then selected one film to represent each decade between the 1950s and 2000s, before the use of 3D became prominent in mainstream cinemas. The selection process was entirely subjective – although I tried to choose films which I thought represented each decade. The main project consists of six paintings of the anaglyph versions of the film stills I chose from each film.