Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sculpture and "A Game With Stones"

Having just spent a week at the beach looking at beach stones, I loved Jan Svankmajer's "Spiel mit Steinen" or A Game With Stones. Using the simplest of materials, it's funny, a little ominous, an enigmatic delight.

Jan Švankmajer (born 4 September 1934 in Prague) is a Czech surrealist artist. His work spans several media. He is known for his surreal animations and features, which have greatly influenced other artists such as Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, The Brothers Quay and many others.

This and more of Svankajer's films can be found on DPT's Style Channel on YouTube

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