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Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (1992)

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

Director:

Joan C. Gratz
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Storyline

In "Mona Lisa Descending a Staircse", images of the human face are transformed to communicate the graphic style and emotional content of key artworks of the 20th century, creating an animated history of art. The improvisational nature of Gratz's animation explores the unconscious through abstract imagery. Working with bits of clay she blends colors and etches fine lines to create a seamless flow of images. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Animation | Short

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Will Vinton Studios

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mona Lisa desciende una escalera See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Joan C. Gratz Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The title take its origin from the painting «Nude descending a Staircase» by Marcel Duchamp. See more »

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Features The Price Is Right (1972) See more »

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Not Only for Art Lovers
4 June 2018 | by hrkeplerSee all my reviews

One can say that this movie is pretty as picture. 'Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase' is wonderful short animation off 35 iconic art pieces melting and morphing into each other. Beautiful form of 2D clay animation (or clay painting) and wonderful music turns this short film into much more than just a collage and can definitely be appreciated even when you are not much of an art specialist. Just a beautiful movie. An art piece about art.

This short can also be used a sort of a game - how many paintings can you name?


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