Trance, the newest film by British director Danny Boyle features a selection of three recreations of Goya’s Witches in the Air, done by British artist Charlie Cobb. The replicas were used to emphasize the densely textured surface of the work, as digital replicas or prints can often appear distorted or unconvincing on film. The work involved the acquiring of rare paints, as well as hours of study viewing the work. “Just to stand in front of it, you get a real feel for the painting.” says Cobb.
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