Art isn’t for everyone. In fact out of most of my friends there are only a select few, who regularly visit galleries, but I suppose in our internet and technology infused culture we have developed a short attention span, and a sense that everything can be seen online.
With this in mind, a new comedy cartoon by renowned film animation duo of Dmitry Visotskiy and Andrey Sikorskiy has emerged online that showcases some of the worlds most loved artwork. The Adventures of BB Square follows the story of BB Square, the black square from Malevich’s The Black Square painting. After the painting is defaced with an unknown substance at a press conference, BB Square is brought to life and evades capture by hiding with an ordinary family. As the episodes continue BB Square brings more famous pieces of art work to life, which adds more levels of danger and comedy to the show.
The cartoon animation gives off a cartoon network vibe, which appealed to me being a big fan of Genndy Tartakovsky and his work with Samurai Jack and The Clone Wars. Interestingly the cartoon has been commissioned by Erarta, which is the largest private museum of contemporary art in Russia. Using the artworks in this new light, alongside the choice of visuals, appeals to young and old alike, and I can only speculate that the cartoon will do well on YouTube because of the platform and style.
…A total of 12 episodes have been created…
So if you are a fan of light comedy and artwork, or you want to learn more about famous artwork from influential such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Munch then check out Erarta’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/ErartaTV. A total of 12 episodes have been created and will be released over the coming months.