"Glass Onion," a hit on Netflix, is trying to educate us !
It quickly rose to become the third most watched film on Netflix. The most recent feature film by Rian Johnson, titled Glass Onion, is a stunning examination of a Greek island. The film focuses on a rich computer mogul... whose collection of works of art smacks of excess and folly. Beaux-Arts will explain to you in a manner that is more or less clear all of the allusions that have been hidden inside it. But there is never any luck involved. Matisse, Rothko, da Vinci, Basquiat, Mondrian, Banksy, Cocteau, Vermeer, and Twombly are some of the artists that come to mind. Even the most impressive art collections in the world can only dream of having a collection comparable to that of Miles Bron (played by Edward Norton). It is found when the viewer approaches the magnificent mansion of the billionaire, alone with its infinity pool and its green garden in the center of an island in Greece. It is eclectic, merging ancient and modern art, and it is known as "The Green Garden." "It seems like the Tate Modern!" cries one of her friends, the corrupt politician Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn), who, along with six other pals, was invited to a weekend murder party at Miles, which was in full containment. "It feels like the Tate Modern!" The finishing touch to the dish? A live appearance by the Mona Lisa. The picture of Leonardo da Vinci that Claire believes to be a "reproduction" was really the original painting that was loaned by the Louvre museum to the millionaire. "Thank you, epidemic," he announces to his guests while smiling devilishly at them. The Louvre was closed, and there was no water in France, so I went ahead and got a short-term loan for myself. You were required to put some thought into it! A Rothko dangling the wrong way up In point of fact, the filmmaker Rian Johnson favors settings that are crammed to the gills with various pieces of art. Knives Out, his first film, centered on the investigator Benoit Blanc (played by Daniel Craig), and took place in the family home of a successful thriller writer. The home was obviously perfectly decorated, and we recognized in particular the virtuoso trompe-l'oeil (and appropriately) Fleeing Criticism (1874) by Pere Borrell del Caso. This extremely busy design here takes on another connotation that is more profound. It's not simply a classy background with a few winks hidden behind it; it's an essential part of the scene. Because the millionaire looks up to him and expresses the desire to achieve the same level of success that he has, it would seem that he has been successful in transforming him into his alter ego and in permanently tying their destiny. But we won't go into more detail. Let's just say, without giving anything away to you, that the Mona Lisa provides the film with the most magnificent conclusion... See all photographs and read more about the top 15 films ever made on art. "Rick studied art history, and I depended on him to blend pricey classics with pastiches of satirical tendencies in modern art." Rian Johnson, also known as For this body of work, the director sought out Rick Heinrichs, who serves in the role of creative director. The thought? To best evoke the bewildering collection of an absurdly wealthy man, today's entrepreneur whose megalomania could recall that of Elon Musk. "Lack of intelligence and excess of wealth," he explained to Le Monde on December 23, 2022. "To best evoke the bewildering collection of an absurdly wealthy man." These are the elements that go into it. One of the most appealing aspects of this setting is the fact that the Rothko is hung in an inverted position. I counted on Rick, who had a background in art history, to combine pricey treasures with parodies of humorous tendencies in current art. There is a mosaic here that represents Kanye West..." The association of works, some sublime (La Joie de vivre by Matisse hung in a room or a Cy Twombly, Untitled (Bacchus 1st Version V)), others appalling (a monumental portrait of the bare-chested billionaire, ill. above), is in chillingly bad taste. This is the entire genius of this very personal museum: the association of works. Benoit Blanc is irritated by the fact that the toilets are hanging, which is one of the reasons why all of them are there: they are just an outward symbol of riches. a Van Gogh painting titled "Portrait of Madame Trabuc" from 1889, a Matisse painting titled "Icarus" from 1943, and a Degas painting titled "The Absinthe" from 1875–1876 [ill. below]. A state of mental uneasiness Rian Johnson so deftly steers his ship, as he is able to stack up masterpieces that are highly confirmed by Western taste, while at the same time giving birth to an uneasy sense in the face of such an accumulation. According to what the filmmaker had more to say in the pages of Le Monde, "I feel there is a particularly American contradiction between scorn for the wealthy and the temptation to associate money with talent and knowledge." Because he places such a high value on what has already been named and applauded more than he does on his own feelings, Miles Bron is immensely wealthy, but he also has no sense of taste and is thus uneducated. Or Bourdieu's ideas on society in the age of the super-rich. Seen in Beaux-Arts, Mailys Celeux-Lanval
It quickly rose to become the third most watched film on Netflix. The most recent feature film by Rian Johnson, titled Glass Onion, is a...