One Minute Art History: Centuries of Artistic Styles Get Packed Into a Short Experimental Animation

From Cao Shu, a new media artist at the China Academy of Art, comes an experimental animation called "One Minute Art History." This work has been described as "a fascinating montage in which centuries of artistic trends are packed into a single minute of film. Starting in ancient Egypt and continuing into present day, each image in this imaginative animation is a fleeting visual of the past."

Elsewhere, the film has been described a bit more conceptually:

Art history is a long tale which tells us what happened in the past, but cannot tell us where new opportunities lie. Waiting, like art itself, is an absurdity, some kind of eternal behaviour with no purpose and no ending.

The run time of "One Minute Art History" is, yes, one minute.

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