Discover Movies and TV Series that fit You with our Mobile Application
Download for iOS & Android
iOS ApplicationAndroid Application

Motion Painting No. 1

Genre: 

Release Date: December 31, 1947

Status: Released

Running time: 11m

7
/ 10
2 User Ratings

Where To Watch & Streaming Online

Overview

Motion Painting No. 1 is a 1947 experimental short animated film in which film artist Oskar Fischinger put images in motion to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, BWV 1048. It is a film of a painting (oil on acrylic glass); Fischinger filmed each brushstroke over the course of 9 months. In 1997, this film was selected for inclusion in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

You May Also Like.

Look at the other titles that might be intersting for you
The Potted Psalm

The Potted Psalm

1946
A soundless mix of story fragments and images. Initially, images of death, a man with a guitar, a soirée. Some images are surreal: an older woman eats a leaf; a headless man pours a cocktail into his ...
Composition in Blue

Composition in Blue

1935
An abstract film in which every motion of coloured shapes is in strict synchronization with music
Westinghouse Works

Westinghouse Works

6
1904
Billy Bitzer filmed 21 short actualities inside the Pittsburgh Westinghouse Works in April and May of 1904. Audiences of the day would have been treated to footage of factory panoramas, women winding ...
Allegretto

Allegretto

1936
In the 1936 short Allegretto, diamond and oval shapes in primary colors perform a sensual, upbeat ballet to the music of composer Ralph Rainger. The geometric dance is set against a background of expa...
The Thieving Magpie

The Thieving Magpie

1964
Short animatiion of The Thieving Magpie
Home

Home

1998
A local council worker inspects three homes.
Bang!

Bang!

1986
An experimental film in which a photograph of an airplane turns into a wire diagram, then into an animated plane in flight, and then it explodes into words.
Fugue

Fugue

1998
A work of visual art that borrows from music the principles of the fugue, with the sudden flight of a man to his hotel room as its main theme. Where he dreams.
La poulette grise

La poulette grise

1947
An experimental short film of images and music made by Norman McLaren.
Glimpse of the Garden

Glimpse of the Garden

1957
Experimental film showing film clips of a garden, with birds chirping for the soundtrack.
Montparnasse

Montparnasse

7.5
1929
Come take an avant-garde walk in the Montparnasse of the late 1920's. This district of Paris, filmed in a most unusual way, shows how dedicated it is to art. Visit its art galleries and exhibitions, t...
Tusalava

Tusalava

5
1929
With the screen split asymmetrically, one part in positive, the other negative, the film documents the evolution of simple celled organic forms into chains of cells then more complex images from triba...
Visions in Meditation #1

Visions in Meditation #1

1989
This is a film inspired by Gertrude Stein's "Stanzas In Meditation", in which the filmmaker has edited a meditative series of images of landscapes and human symbolism "indicative of that field-of-cons...
Lapis

Lapis

1966
James Whitney’s Lapis (1966) is a classic work of abstract cinema, a 10-minute animation that took three years to create using primitive computer equipment. In this piece smaller circles oscillate in ...
Lmno

Lmno

1978
Conceivably the best of all of Breer’s films to date – has more to do with figuration, according to Breer’s formulation regarding titles with letters or numbers. This becomes clear right away as the t...
Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

7.33
1944
An illustration of a traditional French Canadian song in the form of progressing cutouts and still pictures.
Retouches

Retouches

2008
Between a wave’s rhythm and the breath of a young woman in her sleep, some animated paintings go on modifying each other.
No. 3: Interwoven

No. 3: Interwoven

1947
Hand-painted 35 mm stock photographed in 16 mm, color, 3:20 or 10 min. Reportedly cut down from about 30 min. Initially intended to be screened with and synchronized to Dizzy Gillespie's Guarachi Guar...
Mongoloid

Mongoloid

1978
For MONGOLOID (1978), the short film Conner began preparing after seeing Devo on their first tour, Conner spliced together newsreel, educational, and b-movie footage which resonated with their satiric...
Scotch Hop

Scotch Hop

1953
A fast-paced rhythmic impression of dancers, musicians and sportsmen at a highlands event.
Last updated: