IDeATe Students Animate Classic Works of Art by Wrecking Them

How does one better understand an abstract work of art?

Posted February 23, 2015 at 2:15 PM

kandinsky-experimental-animation.jpgStudents in the new IDeATe course Experimental Animation have been wrecking priceless works of art! But don't worry. They're not tearing through museums. Rather, they're re-imagining pieces like Wassily Kandinsky's "Decisive Pink" by manipulating the geometric shapes on a site called Animated Kandinsky.

Students in the Experimental Animation course, co-taught by Jessica Hodgins of the Robotics Institute and Jim Duesing of the School of Art, are better able to appreciate and understand works like "Decisive Pink" through animation technology.This collaboration of art and technology is at the core of the IDeATe experience.

More information about the project can be found on

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