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Seminar "Color in the cinematography as a characteristic of reality and as a factor of the conventionality of motion picture"

On Monday, November 4, the seminar “Color in Cinema as a Characteristic of Reality and as a Factor of Cinematography” was be held in the Green Hall of Russian Institute for the History of Arts. The seminar was be held within the framework of the cycle “Comparative Art History – XXI Century”. The speaker: D.Mylnikov, the junior scientific researcher, Department of cinema and television, RIHA. In the report it was be told that today the field of studying the specifics of color on the cadre is the most problematic and barely studied aspect in cinematography. And this are concern not to the technological aspects of getting a color image, but how the viewer perceives colored objects familiar to him from personal, everyday experience. The problem becomes especially urgent when a person faces color hypertrophy and his alienation from the objective content of the film image.

The example of the J. Kurzel’ “Macbeth” (2015) was be shown how, depending on the architectonics of the image space, the color of the object is transformed, as a result of which the habitual process of its perception is disrupted: the color starts to inform the information not about the object and its properties, but is recognized as a universal (reference). The reporter was try to explain that the conventionality arising as a result of the change in reality on the screen is related to the desire of the directors to isolate the important, essential in the objects being shot.