Monday, 5 October 2009

Fig 9 'The Serpentine Dance' Lumière Brothers 1899

I fell across this incredible film, shot in 1899. Firstly I was struck by the colour and beauty, secondly on how advanced the filming was, and how people must have felt when viewing it for the first time in 1899.

The colours and shapes in which the dancers are making are mind blowingly beautiful, I could watch it all day its hypnotizing. Each frame of this 19th Century film by Lumière brothers was hand painted to create an early colour moving picture. A beautiful example of the earliest cinematic ART.

Enjoy the film

1 comment:

  1. Oh my God! That little film has made my morning! It's so beautiful. I have to pass this around. Thanks for posting!