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DescriptionParadise Lost Original Concept Painting by Peter Ellenshaw (c. 1983). A striking image from the hand of famed matte painter and special effects artist, Peter Ellenshaw (1913 – 2007). Paradise Lost, the epic poem by John Milton has always been intriguing to filmmakers. In 1983 Peter Ellenshaw and his son, special effects artist, Harrison Ellenshaw traveled to England to present these concept paintings to Stanley Kubrick. Peter had created matte paintings for Kubrick's Spartacus in 1960 and they had stayed in contact for many years. With the beginnings of digital filmmaking and CG heralded by Tron in 1982, the Ellenshaw's felt that a visionary like Kubrick would be perfect for Paradise Lost. But, sadly, after much discussion the project was eventually dropped. Offered in this lot is one of those rare concept paintings. The piece measures 30" x 20", rendered on Masonite and signed by the artist. Condition is Very Good with some normal edge wear.
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