Motion Painting No. 1
Motion Painting No. 1 is a 1947 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".
- Motion Painting No. 1 at the Internet Movie Database
- Excerpts from Fischinger's writings about this film are at the Center for Visual Music's Fischinger Research Pages. See their Fischinger bibliography for many other texts.
- Fischinger Archive
- The original acrylic glass panels are at the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany.
- The film itself can be purchased on CVM's Oskar Fischinger: Ten Films DVD
- William Moritz, Optical Poetry: The Life and Work of Oskar Fischinger (London: John Libbey & Company Ltd., and Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004)
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