I went to Peggy Guggenheim mansion today. Not to be believed. To be within spitting distance of many of the most famous pieces of contemporary art — in Venice with the Grand canal in the background. Peggy was an incredibly liberated woman who did much to define art.
Mini-exercise: If your main character was a famous artist, what kind of paintings would they paint and why? How does what we create suggest our inner conflicts? For example, in The Door In The Floor, Jeff Bridges paints big, modern paintings with lots of color. There’s a key scene where he’s painting a portrait of Mimi Rodgers. Even if you’re not writing about an artist, what would this scene be in your screenplay?