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The World Must Be Measured by Eye

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • West Building Lecture Hall

courtesy Rima Yamazaki

Rima Yamazaki and Ellen Altfest in person

Artist Ellen Altfest is known for methodically layered still-life paintings in which she renders every detail of her subjects on a one-to-one scale. Through studying Altfest’s meticulous, repetitive, and painstaking creative process, The World Must Be Measured by Eye examines the acts of creation and of seeing. The film also explores the border between representation and abstraction as the painter’s extreme realism and careful composition push her paintings to that boundary. (Rima Yamazaki, 2019, 65 minutes)