Oskar Fischinger - Komposition in Blau (1935)

Think you've seen it all when it comes to animation? Chew on this.


Mac said...

Cool! I love the simplicity (although it does get rather complex). With computers it's easy to take simple color compositions like this for granted but something about seeing it animated in physical blocks and forms really strikes a chord.

Benjamin De Schrijver said...

About abstract animation:

Have you seen Simon Goulet's OiO? It's a masterpiece, and I think you'd love it.

A few months ago, at the Ghent Film Festival, I went to a little lecture by Belgian animation legend Raoul Servais, and he gave us the "European premeire" of something quite special: the first animation ever. And guess what, it was abstract! He received it from some American university, though I can't remember which. Apparently a certain painter (of whom I also don't remember the name) in the late 19th or beginning 20th century, made a series of about 60 paintings I think it was, all of which abstract, with vibrant colors, and all just a little different than the previous one. The painter never got to see it in motion himself, or if he did, it wasn't in color, but that University discovered those paintings, photographed them and put them together. It's short, but amazing (it loops, too).

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