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De Artificiali Perspectiva (1991)

Uses animation to explore anamorphosis, a method to put hidden images within an artwork, by distorting it using the rules of perspective.
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Uses animation to explore anamorphosis, a method to put hidden images within an artwork, by distorting it using the rules of perspective.

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Beautiful and fascinating documentary
27 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is probably the only Quay Brothers film I have seen that is in any way conventional. I understand it was their segment used in a greater work about art styles. The Quay Brothers explore the technique of Anamorphosis (a type of visual trickery where a picture seen at certain angles can reveal a hidden image that is not noticeable when viewed front on).

As with all the Quay's work the film is beautiful and strange and utilises their trademark stop motion techniques and odd, dusty Victoriana , yet as mentioned, it's a little more conventional than usual. It comes with a charming narration and is an utterly engaging documentary on a fascinating and little known subject.

As an introduction to the Quay's work it is hardly typical, but a good place for the timid to start. Then try In Absentia for something truly strange!


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