I was familiar with some of this work, but not able to readily match specific names with the art. There are definitely elements of cubism evident here, but there is also lots of movement and layering going on.
As I was looking for Futurist exemplars, I came across this mashup of all six Star Wars movies. It was created by layering them all on top of each other! It can be found at Open Culture by clicking on the logo below.
Is there some cultural value to this layering of films? Maybe only insofar as it gives the keen observer the chance to find some meta trends running through the films. One YouTuber commented, “The really interesting part is that they’re similarly paced. If you skip around you’ll almost always find all talking scenes lined up and all action scenes lined up. Just shows how formulaic movies are (or at least how formulaic George Lucas is).”
So, I am watching this while I paint today. Then later I will be at the gallery harassing my fellow artists into letting me photograph them while they move through a series of simple acts such as smoking a cigarette, drinking a cup of coffee, etc. These photos will, of course, be used to fuel my frenetic paintings this weekend!
I will close with this interesting observation about time and layers: