Against a dark background, several bright, curved or rounded shapes pulse towards the center of the screen, one at a time. They are followed by many other shapes, some irregular, some ... See full summary »
A man courts a woman by means of a dove and flowers in this near-abstract cartoon by Walter Ruttmann and Lotte Lendesdorff.
I once got into a dispute over art with a relative who is a Sunday painter. Discussing a particularly ugly piece, I asked "Is there too much beauty in the world?" "No one can define beauty," he countered.
"Beauty is the perception of clear symmetry or regularity within a matrix complicated enough to command our attention," I said.
His answer was a blank stare. Then, contemptuously, "Well, that's what you say."
By my definitions, this is a beautiful bit of animation.
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