HARKEN ‘Lost Art’ Cologne [Story Development]


HARKEN–in part–is about the search for a lost trove of art. To complement the suspense thriller story, we’re creating the ‘undiscovered’ artwork. Each painting is found in a specific location and setting relevant to where the story takes the audience. The first was Amsterdam; the second for Barcelona, and the above for Cologne.

Here’s the root prompt I gave my graphics person to add to and create the second ‘piece of art.’

A professor in 1600s Cologne at the University of Cologne writes on a sheet of parchment under a lighted lamp in the style of Hendrick Terbrugghen.

The images are the examples received. We’ll select one to represent that ‘piece of art,’ and apply effects to give it a ‘cracked-oil-painting’ look to age it. The ‘art’ will then be incorporated into the story development and writing.