A category of The Completion that recognizes and celebrates those people who have taken their love and interest in the Criterion Collection and used it as a catalyst for their own artistic endeavors.
Eisen Bernardo is a Filipino graphic artist. A development communicator by profession, he works as a multimedia producer and writer at the Communication and Public Affairs unit of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity. He has laid out publications and produced audiovisual materials for the local and international research organizations based in the Philippines.
Bernardo’s +Art series has gotten a fair amount of buzz around the world in different disciplines and mediums. The Criterion project seems to work very well as the covers used typically lend themselves to a simplicity and starkness that merges beautifully with the art on display.
Check out this video of some of his other subjects and be sure to check out his favorite auteurs.
After my Mag+Art
is the latest addition in my +Art
digital collage series. This is inspired by one of my followers’ request to combine movie posters and classical paintings. But I tweaked the idea and used old and new Criterion covers instead. I love art house cinema, and I think this will be a good tribute.
AntiChrist by Lars Von Trier + Danae Artemisia by Gentileschi
Bicycle Thieves by Vittorio De Sica + John M. Denny by George Henry
Days of Heaven by Terrence Malick + Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth
Modern Times by Charlie Chaplin + The Son of Man by René Magritte
The Marriage of Maria Braun by Rainer Werner Fassbinder + Girl with Cherries by Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis
Five Films by John Cassavetes (box set cover) + Portrait of Serge Diaghilev and His Nanny by Léon Bakst
Le Bonheur by Agnes Varda + Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh
The Deceivers by Nicolas Mayer + Colonel George K.H. Coussmaker, Grenadier Guards by Joshua Reynolds
Casque D’Or by Jacques Becker + Portrait of Eliza Franciszka of Branicki Krasińska by Franz Xaver Winterhalter
The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo + Creation of Adam by Michelangelo
The Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman + Un matin devant la porte du Louvre by Édouard Debat-Ponsan
Like Someone in Love by Abbas Kiarostame + L’Odalisque à l’esclave by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Naked Lunch by David Cronenberg + Le Pont de L’Europe by Gustave Caillebotte (detail)
The River by Jean Renoir + Almina, Daughter of Asher Wertheimer by John Singer Sargent
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Nicolas Roeg + John Jay by Gilbert Stuart and John Trumbull
Salo by Pier Paolo Pasolini + In the Nursery by Albert Edelfelt
L’Avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni + The Proposal by Frederick Morgan
The Last Temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese + Portrait of Oswald Achenbach by Ludwig des Coudres
Fat Girl by Catherine Briellat + Playthings by Ernest Normand
In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar-Wai + Portrait of Mlle. L.L. (Young Lady in a Red Jacket) by James Tissot
Blue is the Warmest Color by Abdellatif Kechiche + Damon and Aglae by Solomon Simeon
Eraserhead by David Lynch + Edward Morant and His Son John by Joshua Reynolds
Diary of a Chambermaid by Luis Buñuel + The Girl with Green Eyes by Henri Matisse
Stolen Kisses by François Truffaut + Mr Minney by Sir Walter Russell
Pierrot Le Fou by Jean-Luc Godard + Feeding the pigeons by Antonio Ermolao Paoletti