“An Experiment in Pure Design:” The Minimalist Aesthetic in the Line Films of Norman McLaren

@inproceedings{Mollaghan2011AnEI,
  title={“An Experiment in Pure Design:” The Minimalist Aesthetic in the Line Films of Norman McLaren},
  author={Aimee Mollaghan},
  year={2011}
}
During the 1960s Scottish animator Norman McLaren undertook a series of inquiries into the nature of the line that culminated in three films, Lines Vertical (1960), Lines Horizontal (1962) and Mosaic (1965). Although McLaren has always been associated with innovation in animation technique and aesthetics, often times his more formal concerns have remained overlooked, underexplored, or even dismissed by critics such as Malcolm LeGrice. This paper seeks to readdress this by looking at the Line… CONTINUE READING