Motion Painting No. 1 is a short animated film in which film artist Oskar Fischinger put images in motion to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, BWV 1048. A film of a painting (oil on acrylic glass); Fischinger filmed each brushstroke over the course of 9 months.
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what starts as a rhythmical tribute to pointillists ends as a somptuous tapestry that looks like an alternative system of musical notation. a magnificent example of synesthesia, with the baroque Bach audaciously reduced to the clear , epurated forms of repetitive geometry.