As you may or may not know I have a thing for Shunga, for Tentacles, Victoriana and of course Art. This post by fellow Artist Jennifer Linton ticks all my boxes!
Posted with permission
Hello, gentle readers. Back in January of this year, I had the pleasure of being interviewed via email by the Shunga Gallery blog. Below is our conversation:
Shunga Gallery: I love the use of the intertitles in your subversive tales as they were added in the movies of the silent era. What appeals to you about this style?
Jennifer Linton: The intertitles serve a couple of purposes. As you mentioned, they call back to the era of silent film. The paper cutout-style of animation I’ve used is one of the earliest forms of stop-motion animation and would’ve been contemporary to films that employed intertitles. On a basic level, having inter titles meant that I didn’t need to incorporate a voiceover narration. Also, the poetic rhyming of the text nicely reinforced the Victorian-derived aesthetic of the film, and provided opportunity for humour.
SG: One of the paintings in the background of
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