Artwork Title: Optical Poem - Artist Name: Oskar Fischinger

Optical Poem

Oskar Fischinger, 1938

View the full animation here (Sorry, you have to copy and paste link into your browser): "Paper cut-outs and invisible wires comprise the groundbreaking piece..." ( "Optical Poem, an abstract piece of stop-motion history, was made in 1938 by German-born Oskar Fischinger, an avant-garde animator, filmmaker and painter. The familiar music is Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2."
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