The short films of the American artist T. J. Wilcox feel like physical objects: flickering, kinetic paintings. The impression of material density comes from his labor-intensive methods. Each film is pieced together, almost frame by frame, from vintage and new film clips, including animation. The proc
If Walter Ruttman had not been killed while making a newsreel on the frontlines of World War II, the history of film might have turned out differently. He made breathtakingly beautiful movies -- both animated and shot --that radically departed from the traditional narratives of contemporaries like Ch
The medium didn't matter, but the object meant everything. Whether he was using his canvas for a Cubist experiment or his camera for an avant-garde digression, Fernand Leger always placed the object at the center of his work.
Leger was the only French Cubist to devote himself, throughout his c
There are few artists whose animation style is instantly identifiable, no matter what the character or situation. Whether it's Bugs Bunny falling through the sky only to skid to a stop in mid-air, or Daffy Duck's bill spinning furiously around his head, people across the globe recognize the kinetic,