Brett Howard Sproul

Photographer | Graphic Artist

Artistic Influences

 

Van Gogh
Artistic Influences
Art has always been a savior throughout my existence whether studying, experiencing or creating it, since the best transcends the harshness, indifference and pettiness of the world and its people and enters the realm of the sublime, where pure thought, emotion and the infinite, fragile transience of life and its overwhelming force truly exist. It is only within these rare, fleeting moments that I encounter genuine freedom and have full comprehension of what it means to be alive; an acute awareness far beyond the limitations of arbitrary words and one for which I can only express gratitude.

Here are some influences that have helped form my artistic vision.

Painters, Photographers & Graphic Artists

 
 
    Egon Schiele
    Egon Schiele
    Alfred Kubin
    Alfred Kubin
    George Grosz
    George Grosz
    German Expressionism
    German Expressionism
    German New Objectivity
    German New Objectivity
    Otto Dix
    Otto Dix
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    James Ensor
    James Ensor
    Alexander Rodchenko
    Alexander Rodchenko
    Laszlo Moholy Nagy
    Laszlo Moholy Nagy
    Emil Nolde
    Emil Nolde
    Ukiyo-e
    Ukiyo-e
    Karl Hubbuch
    Karl Hubbuch
    Georg Scholz
    Georg Scholz
    Edvard Munch
    Oskar Kokoschka
    Paul Klee
    Paul Klee
    Weimar Era Berlin
    Weimar Era Berlin
    Christian Schad
    Christian Schad
    Rudolph Schlichter
    Rudolph Schlichter
    Max Beckmann
    Max Beckmann
    Franz Radziwill
    Franz Radziwill
    Edvard Munch
    Edvard Munch
    Van Gogh
    Van Gogh
    Marvel Comics - Silver Age
    Marvel Comics – Silver Age
 

Films and Film-makers

 
 
    German Expressionist Film
    German Expressionist Film
    Nosferatu 1922
    Nosferatu 1922
    FW Murnau
    FW Murnau
    Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920
    Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920
    Vampyr 1931
    Vampyr 1931
    Berlin Symphony of a Great City 1927
    Berlin Symphony of a Great City 1927
    Blue Angel 1930
    Blue Angel 1930
    The Last Laugh 1924
    The Last Laugh 1924
    Karl Freund
    Karl Freund
    M 1931
    M 1931
    Car Theodore Dreyer
    Car Theodore Dreyer
    Raoul Coutard
    Raoul Coutard
    Shoot the Piano Player 1960
    Shoot the Piano Player 1960
    French New Wave Nouvelle Vague
    French New Wave Nouvelle Vague
    Les Bonnes Femmes 1960
    Les Bonnes Femmes 1960
    Band of Outsiders 1964
    Band of Outsiders 1964
    My Life to Live 1962
    My Life to Live 1962
    Breathless 1959
    Breathless 1959
    Last Year at Marienbad 1960
    Last Year at Marienbad 1960
    Alphaville 1964
    Alphaville 1964
    Bride of the Monster 1956
    Bride of the Monster 1956
    1950's Sci-Fi films
    1950′s Sci-Fi films
    Plan 9 From Outer Space 1959
    Plan 9 From Outer Space 1959
    Night of the Ghouls 1959
    Night of the Ghouls 1959
    Glen or Glenda 1953
    Glen or Glenda 1953
    Orgy of the Dead 1965
    Orgy of the Dead 1965
    Edward D. Wood Jr
    Edward D. Wood Jr
    More Ed Wood
    More Ed Wood
    Jean Luc Godard
    Jean Luc Godard
    Cyclo 1995
    Cyclo 1995
    Ashes of Time 1992
    Ashes of Time 1992
    Fallen Angels 1995
    Fallen Angels 1995
 
    Christopher Doyle
    Christopher Doyle
    Wong Kar Wai
    Wong Kar Wai
    2046 - 2004
    2046 – 2004
    Two-Lane Blacktop 1971
    Two-Lane Blacktop 1971