So much to say
Wasn't the biggest Kanye fan (and this video isn't necessarily going to turn me into one either) But, I do appreciate his love of arts.
When I first saw Through the Wire, I absolutely loved it. I thought it was simple it was heartfelt it was brilliant.
I enjoyed the first album cuz it was different and refreshing. I defended his cockiness
Till it was just too much.
Yup, after the Taylor Swift thing I definitely threw him under the bus and was completely over him
Then the Runaway performance at the VMAs
First thought after watching...
"You just can't be mad at Kanye"
I mean... you have to admit, it was good. I love the song, loved the ballet
So I was ready for the video premiere
If you haven't watched it yet... it is definitely a must see
and you have to watch the whole thing:
This man has undeniably produced a work of art
The acting (you got the message with so little dialogue. Selita Ebanks was amazing!)
Yes... I just called the Kanye video beautiful.
(This lady was basically amazing)
The thing that struck me most
The color story.
We've got subtle earth tones, pastels and warm brights
One of my favorite color scenes has to be the dinner
Its this cool off-white, creams and nudes against the dulled green backdrop.
Its a clean feel in this beaten up and rusty setting
The camera frames and captures this scene from all possible angles making the space seem larger, more open and more simple...
(loving the way he looks at her)
I love the scene, I love that song, I love the black-tutu-wearing-bird-like ballerinas
Love the bits of imperfection
The dirt, the cracks...
Then the end of the scene after they all leave the table. We are left with this birds eye view that looks like a painting. The white like an easel with splashes of color sprawled out on the table cloth
Then the music
The opening song, the closing song, the song with Rihanna and the one with John Legend. Absolutely beautiful
I'm not saying I'm a big Kanye fan.
I mean, I wish he would tone it down with the ego
Just turn down that dial down couple notches..
and I probably...
won't be buying his album
But I can't deny that this man knows art and brought a unique video highlighting so many forms of it. I think its pretty deep and like all forms of art, can be interpreted in so many ways.
Art is not just a painting, not just color, not just music, not just dance, not just clothes, not just cinematography, not just lighting, not just a story, not just acting.....
Its all of the above..