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From film director Cao Shu comes One-Minute Art History, a mesmerizing short film that engages viewers with hundreds of artwork in less than a minute. As viewers watch the video, they are presented with a number of successive artworks that, collectively, create an animation of an individual sitting down, taking a sip of a drink, lighting a cigarette, checking a wristwatch, and standing up. Spectacularly, this animation is comprised of hundreds of famous paintings and drawings. At the beginning of this video, viewers are presented with art dating back to ancient Egypt. As the video progresses, visitors are invited to travel through time, viewing paintings from a number of different art movements spanning thousands of years. Shu created One-Minute Art History in 2015. The online magazine Aeon recently featured this work in its video series.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-05-11
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0511

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