There’s nothing better than when beautifully intricate and painfully detailed art spawns even more beautifully intricate and painfully detailed art.
That’s the case with famed director Wes Anderson and Mar Cerdà, a Barcelona-based artist and illustrator who works heavily in water colors and paper material. Educated and trained in both cinema and audiovisual production, Cerda’s experience with art direction “have emphasized my fascination with scenography and the treatment of space,” according to the artist’s website.
Their philosophy, that “a character can be defined by a space, even if not present at all,” has led to the creation of several paper dioramas. That includes the construction of pivotal locations and scenes from Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Darjeeling Limited.
The quirky dioramas are the perfect form of appreciation for Anderson’s often visually lavish movie settings, and range in size from five and seven inches in height, 10 and 12 inches wide, and six to eight inches deep. They were shown as part of several group exhibitions paying tribute to Wes Anderson’s films at both the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco and Joseph Gross Gallery in New York City.