Oskar Fischinger's Motion Painting No. 1

Oskar Fischinger

Oskar Fischinger's Motion Painting No. 1
Motion Painting No. 1 (1947)

b.1900, d.1967

Where he called home: Germany and the USA

Fluid frame technique: Paint on Plexiglas

Fluid frame film: Motion Painting No. 1 (1947)

“Motion Painting No. 1 draws its importance from the fact that it records the natural, logical growth of a visual form of art which, without any concession, develops its own possibilities. The unknown, unlimited and unborn possibilities of a creative mind, through this technique developed in Motion Painting No. 1, finds its natural, clear way to let the visual expressions flow without any restrictions or chains and reveal the secrets and beauty of art in its purest and most direct way.” – Oskar Fischinger, excerpt from unpublished typescript, c. 1950

Find out more: Center for Visual Music’s Oskar Fischinger Research pages