Original tempera animation cell (11 3/4 x 12") framed behind UV Glass (21 1/4 x 19 1/4").
Cell 1-2709, a colorful complex pattern. Provenance: Privat estate, gifted to the owner by Elfriede Fischinger.
Quadrate (Squares) was a four minute silent 35 mm abstract animation film in color. The 271 separate "cells" were painted in tempera by Oskar Fischinger who dated the drawings July 1934. Bill Moritz, in "Optical Poetry. The Life and Work of Oskar Fischinger, 2004," suggests that these cells may have been painted a little earlier.
William Moritz, pages 221/2: "The drawings are numbered 1-2505 to 1-2776, indicating perhaps that they were once planned as part of some larger film... Fischinger had these 271 drawings photographed and loop-printed so that they appeared several times in the same and different colour combinauins, positive and negative (which was easily possible by manipulating the filters used to print out the three-color separationmaster).. the serene flow of square shaped in diffenrent colours is one of Fischinger's most striking, interesting and important compositions, prefiguring 'Radio Dynamics.' The animation paintings, like those of Kreise, are each artworks in themselves, prefiguring the balancing squares of Josef Albers." Fine condition. Item #49054