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How Wings Are Attached to the Backs of Angels, a film by Craig Welch

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Craig Welch’s 11-minute film was made in 1996. It’s a beautifully drawn and conceived piece of work, vaguely surreal as animated films often are but also with some Symbolist qualities:

Welch has stated that one of the original influences for the film was Arnold Böcklin’s painting Isle of the Dead as well as Norman McLaren’s 1946 NFB animated short A Little Phantasy on a 19th-century Painting, which incorporates the Böcklin work.

A pity, then, that Welch doesn’t appear to have made anything since. Watch How Wings Are Attached to the Backs of Angels here. (And thanks to Jescie for the tip!)

Previously on { feuilleton }
Secret Joy of Falling Angels, a film by Simon Pummell
Les Jeux des Anges by Walerian Borowczyk
L’Ange by Patrick Bokanowski

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Jeff Young

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    Hi John

    Some stuff here about Craig Welch’s paintings of dead birds and other subjects

    http://artchival.proboards.com/thread/6528/paintings-craig-welch

    Jeff

  2. #2 posted by Jeff Young

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    And also this, ‘Welcome to Kentucky’, 2005. Some stills from the film but I can’t find the film itself.

    http://nmas2.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/welcome-to-kentucky-craig-welch-2005.html

  3. #3 posted by John

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    Nice, thanks. The film looks like another good one. It’s not mentioned at IMDB but then that site often has incomplete listings for people working in the margins.

 


 

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