art that inspires me. [back from hiatus although a bit swamped with school so won't be posting 10000 posts a night ;P ]



The Adventures of Prince Achmen.1926. German.The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.

This movie is beyond gorgeous.

gamine-ite replied to your post “tbh, i’ve been fairly absent from this blog… so, how is everyone…”

Shawkshank redemption was such a good movie!! And I also like to eat burgers and fries ^^ my week has been alright. I have school next week! How about you? How has your week been???

ahhhh it’s my favourite! I call it my comfort/feel-good movie because it’s so inspirational and encouraging. school has already started for me so this week has been pretty hectic because the courses i wanted to take conflict with each other and there’s some reshuffling of shifts for work so it’s been stressful~~

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hana jang

drinktymbark answered to your post “tbh, i’ve been fairly absent from this blog… so, how is everyone…”

funny you posted some prints from Edvard Munch, I’ve just been in Oslo in the Munch museum and saw some originals like “the scream” :)

ahhh that sounds really amazing, going to museums is one of my favourite things to do and i would love to see the originals!

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name:  Ans

  • age: 20
  • gender: female
  • birthday: feb 17
  • height: 5’8
  • sexuality: idk
  • relationship/status: single
  • occupation: failing student
Do you have any--
  • siblings: 1
  • pets: 0
  • piercings: 2
  • tattoos:
  • movies: shawkshank redemption, memories of murder, lotr, confessions, there is a lot i like idek i’m blanking out
  • foods: thai, indian, taiwanese, korean, i ALSO REALLY LIKE BURGERS AND FRIES AND FRIED CHICKEN and dESSERTS
  • bands/artists: the heavy, agnes obel, the black keys, sakanaction, dir en grey, one ok rock, zico, zion. t
  • things to do: eating, sleeping, drawing, traveling places, staying up to read manga, movies movies movies, discovering new music, reading books in bed
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tbh, i’ve been fairly absent from this blog… so, how is everyone doing? how was your weekend so far? any feedback about this blog? any thoughts you want to share?

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Right: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol in collaboration, New York, 1985 Photograph by Tseng Kwong Chi.



Taiyō Matsumoto



Concept Design 2

Little piece I did this evening about leaving home.

German: unhindered; unhampered; unfettered; uninhibited; free; without restraint.
[Victo Ngai]

Daisuke Igarashi