25 year of animation

Within the grand park Palestro which is close to the Corso Buenos Aires – a street which is always crowded by life and energy. We see an exciting journey to the public, for the first time in Europe displaying the art and creativity of the most famous artists in the world of animation.

Pixar Animation Studios is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California. The studio has earned 26 Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes, and three Grammy Awards. Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm before it was acquired by Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs in 1986. The Walt Disney Company bought Pixar in 2006 at a valuation of $7.4 billion; the transaction made Jobs the largest shareholder in Disney.

The exhibition features over 500 works by the artists at Pixar Animation Studios, including drawings, paintings, and sculptures that illustrate the creative process and craftsmanship behind Pixar’s wildly successful computer-animated films. The show spans all Pixar’s feature films Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille ,WALL*E, UP, Toy Story 3, Cars 2 together with all the short films and a preview of Brave, to be released in 2012.

Two beautiful installations accompany the exhibition:

The Pixar Toy Story Zoetrope is a three-dimensional version of an early invention that demonstrated and explained visually how a repeated image creates the illusion of motion. This extraordinary object exemplifies the artistic and technical collaboration that is integral to work at Pixar. It was developed by Pixar scientists, animators, and artists all working together.  As you watch it spin it magically conveys how animation works.

Artscape is a widescreen high-resolution media installation created using concept and development artwork.  Using digital technology the two-dimensional art is explored in simulated three-dimensional motion.   The viewer is given the experience of entering into and seeing the exquisite details of the artwork. As the images shift it becomes an immersive experience. The amazing visuals are accompanied by an astounding soundscape, which integrates the visual and auditory nature of our work.

Maria Pardons Mattei, curator of the show and digital expert of culture, tells Milan is the readier reality to welcome innovation. The show is realized in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company Italy, which finally presents to public the creative phase and geniuses in the world of animation.

Posted by : Amal Kiran Jana from Milan at 03:22PM