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The Little Poet imagines life in a painting, an animated short

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“I fell in love with the girl in a painting,” explains The Little Poet in Justine King‘s third year student film at CalArts. Surrounded by artworks and visitors, pencil and paper in hand, the little poet continues to muse:

“I wish I lived in a painting so I could sketch all the little details of the place she lives in. There’s always a baby goose that she’s holding. I wonder what is the name she will be naming. I wish, I wish I lived in a painting.”

Travel to Café L’Avenue, Paris, enjoy A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, and more.

The animated short explores artworks by Richard Emile Miller, Georges Seurat, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Joan Miró, Piet Mondrian, Qi Baishi, and other artists as the young egg-shaped dreamer wanders from painted place to painted place, imagining what it would be like to be a little boy in the paintings, too.

Related exploration: 動く世界とゆっくりなもの by Kanako Ozawa.

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