Saturday, June 24, 2017

Who's Oskar Fischinger Become the Google Doodle Today?

Who's Oskar Fischinger Become the Google Doodle Today?
Google search engine today, Thursday (22/06/2017), decorated with doodles that show abstract artwork. If clicked, you will be taken to a game making a simple musical composition, complete with interesting visuals based on the artificial music.

"Music is not just a sound In the visual world, music comes in its own form," the following excerpt comes when you click on Google Doodle today.

The quote was pronounced by Oskar Fischinger whose work is an inspiration from the design of Google Doodle today. The illustrations and games that became the doodle were a way for Google to celebrate Oskar Fischinger's 117th birthday.


So, what special Oskar Fischinger so doodle made by Google?

Oskar Wilhelm Fischinger, his full name, was born on June 22, 1900 in Germany. He himself is known as a maker of abstract animation, movies, and painters.

His name became famous in the arts for making abstract musical animation decades before the emergence of computer graphics and music videos, as summarized from Wikipedia.

"In the world of design, Fischinger is a towering figure, especially in the animation and motion graphics areas," Google writes about doodles today.


"He is famous for his ability to combine impeccable visual abstracts synced with music, each frame carefully drawn or photographed by hand," says Google.

Oskar Fischinger himself was forced to leave Germany in 1936. The reason, he could not pursue a job as a filmmaker at that time in the country.

However, Hollywood film activists are able to appreciate his work. Therefore, Oskar Fischinger eventually moved to the US, precisely in Los Angeles, after the war ended.

Oskar Fischinger made an effect for the movie Woman In The Moon in 1929. This was one of the first sci-fi movies involving rockets. He made over 50 short films and painted about 800 paintings.


One of the most famous abstract animated films is Motion Painting No. 1 (1947).

Oskar Fischinger died at the age of 66 on January 31, 1967.
 
 

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