He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kunstbar

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:26 am

Kunstbar
One of animated films that I discovered through Irene Gallo’s Saturday Morning Cartoons listing (see my previous post) delighted me in particular, Kunstbar, by Steve Whitehouse and a group of associates that call themselves The Petrie Lounge. The group includes Denis Gonzalez, John Halfpenny, Chris Labonte and Paul Teglas.

“Kunst” is the word for “art” in German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish and Estonain. The Kunstbar we encounter is apparently on a side street off one of Giorgio DeChirico’s perspective defying plazas, and is frequented by artistes whose taste in drinks is, um… interesting.

The menu consists of drinks named after artists, a common enough practice, but here the Petrie Lounge crew has taken that idea literally and the drinks are in the spirit of the artist in more than name. Our intrepid protagonist, apparently a dedicated art lover, tries several, much to his detriment and our amusement.

This stylish animated short is a delight for lovers of art and animation alike, so stop by the Kunstbar for a short one.

Oh, and don’t order the Bosch.

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  1. Comment by Art Smith
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

    Interesting article. Love animated films, so much goes into them.

  2. Comment by Marcos Mateu
    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

    Fantastic, unique short. Thanks for the post.

  3. Comment by Victoria Blount
    Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 4:17 am

    Interesting animation, the characters are very individual and unique.

  4. Comment by Mariela Rubio
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 11:53 am

    I loved the short the first time I saw it in 2002, I wonder if they have done some others, please let me know!!!

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