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Kew Gardens
'Marianne North'
8 March 2019 2 mins 10s
North, south, east, and west.
by Andrew MacGregor

This lovingly crafted film from Kew Gardens and animation studio Trunk celebrates the botanical art of Marianne North in time for International Women's Day. Drawing from North's extensive portfolio, the piece immerses viewers in the Victorian painter's comprehensive world tour.

Whether you're familiar with North's depictions of farmland, jungles, and temples or not, director Rok Predin ensures audiences appreciate the breadth of her work, as well as her desire to bring the planet's far-flung pleasures closer to home.

This is achieved through painstaking digital recreations of North's work, with subtle layering effects adding tangible depth to each painting. Their beauty is further amplified by Emilia Fox's narration and the strains of Debussy's ‘Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun' in the background.

The end result is a soothing jaunt through this chapter of art history, bolstered by some modern technical jiggery-pokery. Kew Gardens must hope it spurs curious punters to head North, as it were.

Music: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Claude Debussy

Product Category: Museums / Entertainment Centres

Territory: UK



Compositor: Rok Predin
Animator: Layla Atkinson
Animator: Leslie Dart
Voice: Emilia Fox

  Kew Gardens - 'Marianne North'


Kew Gardens
'Marianne North'
8 March 2019 2 mins 10s

North, south, east, and west.

This lovingly crafted film from Kew Gardens and animation studio Trunk celebrates the botanical art of Marianne North in time for International Women's Day. Drawing from North's extensive portfolio, the piece immerses viewers in the Victorian painter's comprehensive world tour.

Whether you're familiar with North's depictions of farmland, jungles, and temples or not, director Rok Predin ensures audiences appreciate the breadth of her work, as well as her desire to bring the planet's far-flung pleasures closer to home.

This is achieved through painstaking digital recreations of North's work, with subtle layering effects adding tangible depth to each painting. Their beauty is further amplified by Emilia Fox's narration and the strains of Debussy's ‘Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun' in the background.

The end result is a soothing jaunt through this chapter of art history, bolstered by some modern technical jiggery-pokery. Kew Gardens must hope it spurs curious punters to head North, as it were.

Music: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Claude Debussy

Product Category: Museums / Entertainment Centres

Territory: UK



Compositor: Rok Predin
Animator: Layla Atkinson
Animator: Leslie Dart
Voice: Emilia Fox

Kew Gardens 8 March 2019
'Marianne North' 2 mins 10s

North, south, east, and west.

by Andrew MacGregor

This lovingly crafted film from Kew Gardens and animation studio Trunk celebrates the botanical art of Marianne North in time for International Women's Day. Drawing from North's extensive portfolio, the piece immerses viewers in the Victorian painter's comprehensive world tour.

Whether you're familiar with North's depictions of farmland, jungles, and temples or not, director Rok Predin ensures audiences appreciate the breadth of her work, as well as her desire to bring the planet's far-flung pleasures closer to home.

This is achieved through painstaking digital recreations of North's work, with subtle layering effects adding tangible depth to each painting. Their beauty is further amplified by Emilia Fox's narration and the strains of Debussy's ‘Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun' in the background.

The end result is a soothing jaunt through this chapter of art history, bolstered by some modern technical jiggery-pokery. Kew Gardens must hope it spurs curious punters to head North, as it were.

Music: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Claude Debussy

Product Category: Museums / Entertainment Centres

Territory: UK



Compositor: Rok Predin
Animator: Layla Atkinson
Animator: Leslie Dart
Voice: Emilia Fox