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Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (1992)

 -  Animation | Short  -  1992 (USA)
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Two-dimensional clay animations melding and merging the work of 35 famous artists.

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Two-dimensional clay animations melding and merging the work of 35 famous artists.

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Not a cartoon, but a work of art
11 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the sort of animation that would be best seen by artists and art history majors--though anyone can easily enjoy it. The creators of this Academy award winning short (Best Animated Short--1993) were able to recreate many great works of art and make them morph into other paintings again and again before morphing programs were available for computers. According to IMDb, believe it or not, this effect was achieved with clay and must have taken almost forever to complete! While not a funny or cartoony short, this is a great work of art that can be appreciated by anyone with a little patience and an appreciation for art. Lovely and one of a kind. It deserved to win--it was terrific.


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