Something can not be both Art Deco AND Art Nouveau.
It is one or the other.
Here is some information on how to recognize Art Nouveau works.
Here is some information on how to recognize Art Deco works.
Here is an easy comparison of the two.
Basically, Art Deco is simplistic, modernized, structured and Art Nouveau is ornate, flourished and fanciful.
Now you won’t look like an idiot.
Anonymous said: So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?
the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.
A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.
Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.
the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.
The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.
Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.
Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.
A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.
The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.
Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.
But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well.
Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.
Bea I’m not going to reblog your post because I don’t want to splatter your personal anxiety in front of all of my followers in case you want to delete it later, but here is a story about the first TV show I ever worked on. Our art director was this sardonic Serbian dad who was super hard to please and sort of lovingly mocked us for any task we didn’t execute to the fullest extent of our abilities. I had this one job given to me to do these super heavy cross hatched like… burn and dodge style super hero colour cards. I worked hard to make them look good and twenty year old me was content with what I’d done, but when the art director saw them he just started laughing like “Ahahahaha! Is so bad! Good enough for TV but is so bad!” and he delightedly waved me away. And that was probably the single most freeing thing anyone has said to me, I just thought, huh, yeah, good enough for TV, room to improve but I stayed within budget and schedule and produced acceptable work. It’s that one piece of advice that’s gotten me through going-on five years of MGDMT, it would be so easy to get focused on massaging everything above and beyond and polishing it to make it my best work, but in that case with all the other things going on in my life it would update like seven times a year. I finish it on time, I’m not always happy with it, but even my worst strips manage to make someone out there reading a little happier. “Good enough for TV” You satisfactorily finished the task, now don’t dwell on punishing yourself over it and focus on moving forward because there’s no time in the budget for beating yourself up.
"Good enough for TV" is something that I think I’ll make my new mantra. Get it done, put it out there, if it’s not horrible and someone gets enjoyment out of it then I’ve achieved what I’ve set out to do in the first place.
reblogging this so i can have this in a personal spot to look at when i need it
at the end of All Yesterdays (the extremely good book about imagining and illustrating dinosaurs in complex speculative ways i was talking about yesterday) there’s a section where they prove the point about the fact that we need to be more open to imagining skin coverings and fat/cartilage deposits by illustrating modern-day animals as if a nonhuman paleontologist from millions of years in the future reconstructed them using the just-skin-stretched-over-the-skeleton-and-muscles method that unimaginative paleoartists use with dinosaurs
with results like:
and i love it so much because it absolutely unquestionably proves the point the book is making
Disclaimer: I am no animation veteran in the industry. I am a fan who self-studies animation and goes to Game development school. Animation have been my life since I was 6 years old. I am mainly writing this to get my own thoughts out in a gathered post.
Last year, there was constant discussion about Frozen and their decisions when it came to design and copypasting. And there really is two sides of copypasting with CGI. I am on the side that Disney did an extremely lazy decision on the designs of Anna and Elsa and I am going to explain why in further detail. I’m also going to show example on when it’s done right, both from Disney themselves and other studios.