Stan Brakhage – The Dante Quartet

James Stanley Brakhage, most commonly known as Stan Brakhage was an American non-narrative film maker. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in the 20th century experimental film. Over the course of five decades Brakhage created a large and diverse body of work exploring a range of formats.


The Dante Quartet (video link above) is an experimental short film which was completed in 1987. It involved painting directly onto film and took over six years to produce.


I love the painterly effect of this animation and i like the visual of being able to see trough the layers to reveal something else. This is something i’d like to possibly explore in my animation work.


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