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Last Updated: 07-16-2011

Jan Švankmajer

Virile-Games-1988 Virile-Games-1988
Food-(Jildo)-1992 Food-(Jildo)-1992
Alice-1988 Alice-1988

Jan Švankmajer -born 4 September 1934, is a Czech filmmaker and artist whose work spans several media. He is a self-labeled surrealist known for his surreal animations and features, which have greatly influenced other artists such as Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, the Brothers Quay, and many others. Švankmajer has gained a reputation over several decades for his distinctive use of stop-motion technique, and his ability to make surreal, nightmarish, and yet somehow funny pictures. He continues to make films in Prague. Švankmajer's trademarks include very exaggerated sounds, often creating a very strange effect in all eating scenes. He often uses fast-motion sequences when people walk or interact. His movies often involve inanimate objects being brought to life through stop-motion. Many of his films also include clay objects in stop-motion, otherwise known as clay animation. Food is a favourite subject and medium. Do check out his work. It is very eye-opening and jaw-dropping… literally. It's really excellent. -Credited Sources; Wikipedia.

I have included a few links of is work below. Enjoy.


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