Over the holidays I saw the documentary “The Architect and the Painter” about the lives of designers Charles and Ray Eames. Let me start by saying that documentaries are my least favorite genre of film but, we’ve seen a few great Eames pieces around here lately and I’ve always been an admirer.So I’ll confess to being a bit curious.
An honest ten minutes into the film and I was utterly engrossed. It seems like the masters of mid-century modern design led really fascinating private lives! Obviously a lot of the film is about their designs (which proves interesting enough) but then there is also this great never before heard love story, and really, who doesn’t love a good love story?
This is a very charming film, I hope you like it too. Here’s a link to the full feature if you’re interested: