Using #animation, FGreat was invited to tell the fantastical tale of the Lewis Chessmen. The film was commissioned by Sotheby’s to mark the first time that one of the enigmatic chessmen has ever come up for sale at an #auction.
Found in 1831, in the Isle of Lewis (Scotland), the Lewis Chessmen consists of elaborately set of figures, the majority carved from walrus ivory.
Back in 2017, we produced this promo film for the celebrated exhibition ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s” at the Royal Academy of Arts.
On the film, we take a closer look at Grant Wood’s iconic ‘American Gothic’ (1930).
The painting is one of the 45 works of art of this once-in-a-generation exhibition showcasing the story of 1930s America through art.
A new film produced for the series Say Hello To…
Created to celebrate Louvre Abu Dhabi latest acquisitions, each film investigates a different piece added to the museum collection.
Here, we catch a glimpse of the Rock Crystal Dagger.
The exhibition 'Rodin and the art of ancient Greece' revealed how much ancient Greek sculpture inspired the French artist to create a new genre of contemporary art. The exhibition last year at The British Museum was a great success and acclaimed as a ‘must-see’ by the critics.
Our team recreated the sculptures in #3D, so we could digitally play with light and shadow to accentuate the sensuality in Rodin masterpieces.
Here is sneak peek of a film we have recently produced for the unmissable exhibition ‘Secret Rivers’. We take the viewers on a journey and explore the history of the river Fleet and how London dealt with sewage during centuries.
The whole film can be seen as part of the exhibition until the 27th of October at the Museum of London Docklands.
An invitation to step inside a provocative work of art.
Painted in 1926, ‘Le groupe silencieux’ (‘The Silent Group’) is an important example of René Magritte’s early surrealist style.
A season at The Imperial War Museum to mark the end of the First Word War centenary.
The film introduces the idea of the beginning of a new world in the aftermath of a global conflict, revisiting works of art and using #collage to highlight some of the events at the IWM.
We have produced a series of films for Sony’s new generation of play with a redesigned DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller for Play Station.
On this film, we explored the idea of the metal being manipulated to give form to an attractive style, with shining elements for the Copper controller.
#londonexhbition ‘Félix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet’ at the Royal Academy of Arts. On this film, we investigate ‘Intimacies V: Money.’ “Vallotton’s prints are astonishing in their sheer graphic force and register. His pure blacks burn fierce against the pristine white page, giving off a coruscating afterimage”, wrote @guardian on a recent review.
Our film scrutinizes every detail of the xylograph, revealing to the audience a bit more about this cinematographic and intense Swiss artist.
Back in 2016, we were invited by The British Museum to create a promo film for the exhibition ‘South Africa: the art of a nation’, looking at the long and rich artistic heritage of the country.
Using #3D#animation mixed with illustrations and hand-painted textures, we produced an energetic film, bringing to life some of the pieces at the celebrated exhibition. A journey to explore a 100,000 history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks.
A stunning film to translate the magnitude of 'Juin-Octobre 1985', the largest-ever work by the artist Zao Wou-ki. Our team dives into the abstract to discover this world where forms and colours are constantly changing.
Commissioned by Sotheby's in 2018 for the #modernart Sale in Hong Kong, the film explores this monumental work of art, a symbol of abstract expression.
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We created a series of films for the current exhibition “Félix Vallotton – Painter of Disquiet” at the Royal Academy of Arts – the first comprehensive survey of the Swiss artist to be held in the UK.
Three different works of #vallotton were investigated for the exhibition.
In this film, we analyse the psychological tension depicted in ‘The Visit’ (1899).
We dive into some of the images that form the new exhibition at Louvre Abu Dhabi.
‘Photographs: An early album of the world’ displays more than 250 of the earliest photos ever seen of the Middle East, Africa, Asian and the American continents.
An ambiance of adventure and the feeling of exploring new and mysterious worlds and societies.
New film for the series ‘Say Hello To’, designed to celebrate Louvre Abu Dhabi latest acquisitions. Here we take a close look to a Japanese #samurai armour, a masterpiece by famous armour maker Miyata Katsusada (1707-1730).
We investigate how the iron pieces are held together, creating this impressive symbol of power.
Written by Luca Pacioli, considered the father of modern accounting, and printed in 1494, ‘Summa de Arithmetica’ contains the first printed description of double-entry bookkeeping and marks the birth of modern #business.
We brought to life one of the most famous and recognisable images in western art: ‘The Wedding Feast’, by Pieter Brueghel the Younger. The scene depicts a country village wedding, which takes place inside a barn.
Commissioned by Sotheby’s in 2017 for the Old Masters Evening Sale, our film recreates the scene by fully exploring the background sounds and by getting really close to some of the characters depicted in this bucolic celebration. *
A sacred mountain showed from different perspectives and in various weather conditions by a Japanese master.
In this film, we dive into the work of Katsushika #hokusai (1760-1849) to take a closer look to Mount Fuji – Japan’s highest mountain, associated, in the country’s culture, with immortality.
We travel from scene to scene, exploring his unique artistic vision around this mighty mountain.
Commissioned by Christie’s, the film was produced for the auction of ’36 Views of Mount Fuji’, Hokusai’s most famous series of landscape prints.
We explore in more detail the beauty and radiance of drawings from some of the world’s most influential artists. Works from Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall and René Magritte are rediscovered here on this film we produced last year for Sotheby’s ‘Works on Paper’ sale.
The film highlights drawings from 19th century Classics to Modern masters. **
‘Army Crossing River’ (1964), painted by Li Keran, one of the most important Chinese artists of the latter half of the 20th century.
Commissioned by Christie’s, the film transports us to the final stages of the Chinese Civil War. Li Keran painting depicts the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) crossing the Yangtze River to occupy Nanjing, then the capital of the Republic of China.
In 2017, we produced this film to promote the exhibition ‘Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection’ at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, in the United States.
The #phulkari textiles have become a powerful symbol of Punjab, a region that comprises north-central #India and eastern Pakistan.
In the film, we follow the thread that enters the fabric, creating the embroidered textiles. Kaleidoscopic movements accentuate the textiles geometrical patterns, making the fabric images even more vibrant to viewers.
The Phulkari is a tradition shaped by women and passed down through generations that continues to inspire South Asian #fashion designers.
An invitation to the world of art using the most exciting tool available, Virtual Reality. Louvre Abu Dhabi commissioned FGreat to create a selection of VR films for its innovative exhibition Manga Lab. Here we see a glimpse of one of the 3 Japanese artworks we recreated for this 360-degrees virtual world.
Manga Lab was the first-ever space designed by the museum for teenagers and young adults. Using VR headsets, we take the young viewers inside the painting itself. A remarkable and immersive experience linking new generations to #art
In 2017, The Imperial War Museum commissioned FGreat to create the promo video for their exhibition ‘Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War’.
The film tells us about Wyndham Lewis’ legacy and work but not only that: it also instigates the audience. Who was this controversial figure whose ideas inspired and repelled in equal measure?
We wanted to highlight how this man, whose name might be unfamiliar to many, became a radical force in British #art and #literature. Lewis was the founder of Britain’s only true avant-garde movement, Vorticism, and this exhibition was the most extensive retrospective of his work to the date.
For this reason, the colours we used in the promo were carefully selected. We had to transmit Lewis' radicalism, but we didn’t want to overshadow his artwork. The film also highlights dates and names to recreate the historical scene.
A journey into #surrealism
Commissioned by the international auction house Sotheby’s, we created this virtual show.
The innovative VR setting offered a different experience for the audience, showcasing the works of Surrealism’s key figures: #dali#magritte and Ernst.
The exhibition was held in London for a week, preceding the Surrealist Art Evening Sale on February 2018.
It took only eight minutes. Six bidders fought intensely for ‘Meules’, marking a new world auction record for any work by #ClaudeMonet. Sold for an astonishing $110,74 million, the painting is revealed in our promo film in all its radiance. We dive into the composition, transported to this bucolic scene where we can explore the light and colours and get a unique view of intricate brushstrokes painted by Monet.
A highlight from Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale in New York, ‘Meules’ is the first work of #impressionist art to cross the 100 million dollars threshold.
Say Hello To is a new series of films to celebrate Louvre Abu Dhabi newest acquisitions.
The film explores the details of a #masterpiece of the 11th and 12th-century Buddhist #sculpture
The Carving of Sacred Avalokitesvara from China is observed on all its magnificence.
We were delighted to work with the Science Museum to promote its blockbuster exhibition, ‘The Sun: Living With Our Star’ 🌞
Closing this Monday, the 6th of May, you still have a few days to visit this unmissable show. An excellent plan for the #bankholiday , don’t you think?
The exhibition looks at the history of humanity’s relationship with our closest star, highlighting how we have tried to uncover its secrets since the emerging of civilisation.
You can book your tickets (£15) online and best of all: kids aged 16 and under go free 😉
We turn the page and we dive into a different work of art, discovering its natural details. The film - commissioned by the International Auction House Christie’s - reveals the paintings of a rare album assembled in a book-like structure.
The 18 fan-leaf set features some of the greatest names in Chinese art, from the Song and Yuan dynasties (the oldest are likely to be around 1,000 years old).
The music adds an emotional tone to the act of leafing through the album, creating a sense of suspense as the scenes unfold before the viewer’s eyes.
We are transported back in time reimagining the moment of creation of ‘Wood and Rock’, one of the world’s rarest Chinese paintings by Su Shi (1037-1101). This project is a mix of live action - filmed in Hong Kong - and #animation.
Once the ink touches the paper, the artwork flourishes on screen. Given the extreme rarity of Su Shi's paintings, ‘Wood and Rock’ was set to become one of the most important works ever auctioned in world history.
An invitation to meet the man behind 'The Scream', the most haunting and iconic face of our time. 😱
We created this film for the current exhibition ‘Edvard Munch love and angst’ at the British Museum.
The film explores the raw emotions that marked Munch as a subversive artist, highlighting pieces of his work and how he mastered the art of printmaking. “These images, with all their graphic force and energy, recast his own experiences as universal truths”, wrote @guardian about this fantastic exhibition.
We created this promo film to celebrate the first major museum exhibition of the eminent nature photographer Michael Nichols at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
To reflect the excitement of his work, the film starts with Nichols in action, facing harsh weather conditions and going to extremes to get the better shot alongside images of animals in the wild. The energetic soundtrack is paired with bold letterings on the screen highlighting his importance and his première in a museum.
For the 20th Century Week auctions in New York, we produced this film to explore an enigmatic work of art. Commissioned by Christie’s, the film dives into ‘Chop Suey’ (1929) by Edward Hooper, investigating the two women sitting at a table.
‘Together but strangely isolated,’ we hear this powerful voice saying. After observing details of the painting, the film guides us through a journey in time, passing through iconic Hopper’s masterpieces, helping us to understand the phycological dramas pictured by the artist in a time of significant social changes in the United States.