In 1960s Eino Ruutsalo painted and scratched on film, like in this short
experimental film:

*Two Chickens / Kaksi kanaa*, 1963
https://vimeo.com/69209585




On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 1:48 AM, Robert Withers <withe...@earthlink.net>
wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am bemused by this topic since the questioner specifically referred to
> "abstract expressionist" painting on film There have been a lot of painters
> on film including myself, and kids I taught in film class.
> But I've never been aware of a painter on film who wasn't inspired
> specifically by the traditions and techniques of experimental or animated
> film, and the very technology of motion picture film itself.
>
> Abstract expressionists were very self-conscious of their specific
> practice (I don't remember who named the style). With the big
> expressionistic body-gestures it seems to have little to do with the
> careful, miniaturistic practices of painters on film, no matter how free
> the projected image looked. I fondly remember Brakhage's Persian Series
> which he created with a lightbox and painting kit on the tables of a
> Colorado Cafe.
>
> Maybe art historians of the future will link all free abstract images as
> "abstract expressionism" but I don't think so.
>
> Cheers,
> Robert
>
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> On Dec 3, 2017, at 7:00 AM, frameworks-requ...@jonasmekasfilms.com wrote:
>
>  Re: Painting directly to film
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