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Eye candy: Dripped

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Many people have speculated about why art thieves steal paintings that are too famous to sell. Some say that the mafia are behind it; others, rich private collectors.

Jack, the hero of Léo Verrier‘s new short, Dripped, has a simpler reason: he wants to eat them.

The eight-minute animation, produced by Paris’s ChezEddy, features some beautiful visuals, and the kind of cool jazz score that only the French can pull off without irony.

Other highlights include Jack turning into a kind of cubist-inspired spider to escape the police; and a very unlikely explanation for the development of Jackson Pollock’s signature painting style.

A profound mediation on the nature of creativity, or simply dicking around for fun? You decide.

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