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December 09, 2005

Le Papillon

A very impressive animation via aAntin Animation done in an Oriental watercolor style.


Flash video below the fold. You can find the original QuickTime movie (28MB) here.

Via Drawn.

Posted by joke du jour at December 9, 2005 08:03 PM

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*ahem* you mean asian watercolor style, riiiiiight? Whatever...that was a really great clip with a refreshing new style to it (anyone watch samuari jack) anymore out of this out there?

Posted by: grebo at December 10, 2005 10:21 AM

What I actually mean by 'Oriental', grebo, is best expressed by the adjective 'Far Eastern'. But that term is so dated I doubted most people would get my drift. And it's even more prolematic since the clip itself was produced by French-speakers who probably live in Europe. (I should have just called it a Chinese style and been done with it. ;)

Asian is too broad, IMO. After all, I could use 'Asian' to refer to Irani art as well as to Chinese art.

I appreciate that people now think of 'Oriental' as an adjective only used by Occidentals, but political correctness aside I think its meaning is still clear.

Glad you liked it, tho'. It's an extremely well-done piece of work by any name.

Posted by: JdJ at December 10, 2005 12:25 PM

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