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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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An unusual animated art survey emphasizing the 20th century
20 March 2004 | by (Alexandria, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This short film won an Academy Award for best animated short. It consists of a series of animated reproductions of major art works, primarily from the 20th century, and has an unusual technique for moving from one picture to another. I have been to most of the world's major art galleries. While I am certainly not an art historian, I was able to recognize a majority of the artists and the works portrayed. I was not able to recognize all of them, and I wish they had been labeled.

I recommend this film to anyone studying art or art history for a different twist on the subject matter. The movie is available on VHS from pyramid media, and it is overpriced.


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