I know I promised pictures of my new chez moi but first, I’d like to take a moment to gush about the Tim Burton exhibit on at La Cinémathèque de Paris.
I was lucky enough to get a spot at the opening vernissage which means exhibit + champagne + snacks. Tim Burton is fun enough as it is. Add a little bubly and you’ve got yourself party. A very crowded party, but a party nonetheless.
I had never stopped to think of how many of Tim Burton’s movies had followed me through my childhood. As it turns out, there are a lot. In fact most of his biggest movies defined my under-12 years. Edward Scissor Hands, Pee Wee Herman, Batman Forever, Mars Attacks, Beetljuice, Nightmare Before Christmas… I could go on.
But what I was most impressed with were the sketchbooks on display. Dating back to Burton’s high school years we can see his evolution but more importantly his different drawing styles. Today his work can be spotted quite easily by his fans so it was really interesting to see different techniques he tried out before settling on his distinct approach.
Also, the creativity behind his work and all those crazy charachters he’s dreamed up really make you think twice about scrapping the “silly” sketch you just did. It certainly made me look at my notebook twice.
It was a last minute gig, so you’ll have to excuse the lack of quality of these photos.