This is a somewhat romantic movie about being an artist. It is long, and there is a lot of seemingly useless time taken on scenes (drawing and modeling), however I found it to be fascinating, informative for the relationships in the story, and useful to understand the characters and especially the artist and models relationship. The film simply wouldn't be as well cultivated without them. I am an artist, nothing like a master, however I was enchanted by the way this was filmed, acted, shot... everything. The internal struggles, the lapse of dialogue (aka informed silence), and subtle directing made for a gorgeous love story of which I enjoyed every minute.