November 01, 2011

La Joie de Vivre

La Joie de Vivre (The Joy of Living) is a key work of French animation. This modern, floral ballet made by Anthony Gross and Hector Hoppin in 1934 falls within the modern aesthetics of the interwar years, strongly influenced by art deco.

The cartoon was drawn by Anthony Gross (1895−1984). He was born in London and studied at the Slade School of Art before moving to Paris to train as an etcher and engraver. He became interested in animations, of which he made several.

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Posted by mehrdad at November 1, 2011 11:08 AM | Films |