Field Notes

Oskar Fischinger

Oskar Fischinger: Paintings from the Permanent Collection at Laguna Art Museum
May 31 – June 17, 2018

“The German-born Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) was an abstract artist working in both painting and film. Based in Berlin from 1927, he was acclaimed for his technically innovative art films, in which he animated forms and colors and synchronized them with music. The addition of motion and sound brought new dimensions to the abstract art pioneered by Wassily Kandinsky and other avant-garde painters of the early twentieth century.”

Read more about this several week exhibit here: http://lagunaartmuseum.org/oskar-fischinger-paintings-from-the-permanent-collection/

You’ll enjoy how Oskar visually captured his war-torn society during WWII and Cold War era with these highly impactful compositions. The featured image is titled Satellite, which is circa 1950-1960. Most of the curated pieces are from the 1940s and 50s.

Watch “Kreise (excerpt) by Oskar Fischinger” on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/55181698

The Laguna Art Museum is preparing for their Centennial exhibit honoring the Laguna Beach Art Association’s Art Colony from 1918-1935. Read more about the upcoming exhibit here: http://lagunaartmuseum.org/art-colony-the-laguna-beach-art-association/

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