Art Direction – Sum Of All Knowledge: Baroque Library

Music credit: Vann Westfold

The brief began as a library that stored every facet of human knowledge, a metaphor in itself, which evolved into a brutalistic metaphor for the contrast between excess and poverty.  Besides references found from a Google search of “Baroque Library”, this out-take took partial inspiration from the opulence of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, which was both awe inspiring as it was controversial symbol of Venice’s wealth and power.C360_2014-10-08-19-53-50-872_orgSTMARCKSBAS.jpg

Brunellesci’s Dome in Florence seems to have so many window arches, it seemed infinite.  This perhaps, in a dream, led to inception of the dome within a dome within a dome.

3IMG_0027.JPGThe windows themselves, of course, are modelled from the painting “American Gothic”.


Statement: “How can those who have so much power and wealth live so comfortably with those with nothing just outside their window?”