Italian experimental animator and director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro uses famous paintings to create 2.5D images of them moving – to create an emotional effect you never thought the paintings had for themselves:
For a full list of all paintings used in the video, click here.
The idea behind “BEAUTY” took shape at the beginning of July and I began working on it immediately. The works were selected on the basis of the main objective for “BEAUTY”, which, in addition to being an ode to art, is above all a visual story about human emotions.
It took me about five months to make “BEAUTY”. First I processed each individual artwork in the photo retouching programme Photoshop, using digital cut out – a technique that consists of cutting the characters out of the background and re-drawing the hidden parts through a long and meticulous “restoration” process. Then I brought the characters to life by using the animation and graphics programme After Effects.