The Sculptor's Dream (1907)
4min · Short, Comedy, Fantasy · 1 January 1907
The artist studio is decorated with a rug, a chaise longue, a small table, a plinth, a couple of copies of classic sculptures, a vase with flowers, a few prints on the walls, and on the wood paneled lower half of the wall, an 8-pointed star [Saturn-Film's logo]. The artist is wearing a white shift over his grey trousers, shirt and necktie, and he is wearing black shoes. With hammer and chisel, he applies the last touches on his last piece of sculpture - the three graces, standing nude on a rectangular podium covered with a white bed-shit. He steps back, contemplates his work, and rejoices on the beauty he has achieved. He goes out momentarily, and brings a bottle of champagne and a glass; before drinking, he makes a toast to his finished statue. He drinks, smokes a cigarette, and contemplates his work - until he falls asleep on the chaise longue. Obly then do the three graces stir, and tip-toe around their creator. One even dares to approach her lips to the artist's, and they dart back to their static positions. The artist wakes, throws kisses at the triple statue, kneeling in front of it, then drinks some more, and gets back to sleep. When he wakes up again, it seems he had some idea during his sleep; he takes the hammer and chisel again, and rectifies again the elbow of one the graces.
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