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What is Film Noir?

What is Film Noir?

Film Noir is a cycle in film history that became one of the most influential movements in the movie making world. You will find many of the Film Noir characteristics in Theo's paintings, such as Chiaroscuro lighting, acute perspective and figurative detail. Theo's oil painting from 2010 'Blowing In The Wind'  Notice the characteristic wet street, lone figure, blowing newspapers and the dark evening cityscape illuminated by the shop windows. The name was coined by the French who had been deprived of American movies during the Nazi occupation of World War 2, and noticed a darkening of mood and subject matter once American...

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