‘Moving Painting’ Machine May Revolutionize Future Art (Mar, 1932)

‘Moving Painting’ Machine May Revolutionize Future Art

An INVENTION which may foreshadow a new era in the plastic field of art has recently been developed by Alexander Archipenko, noted exponent of modernistic motif in sculpture and painting.

The invention is literally a “moving painting,” being somewhat similar to motion pictures in that it is capable of revealing on its faces many varied designs and paintings, constantly moving, and each one a perfect image. On the one face is the painting of one woman in many poses and costumes, also constantly changing as a score of canvas belts move on a turnstile sort of machinery.

While 32 varied images are now the maximum capacity of the device, the future range for change and movement is unlimited, according to the artist-inventor, who is shown in the photo at the right with his “moving painting” machine during the first public demonstration.

  1. Andrew L. Ayers says: October 26, 20118:24 am

    This seems like the same guy (http://en.wikipedia.org…), but I can’t find mention of this art work of his…?

  2. Jari says: October 26, 20118:55 am

    Andrew L. ayers: Try here: http://www.newspaperarc…

  3. Andrew L. Ayers says: October 26, 20119:52 am

    @Jari: Thank you for the link, but I was looking more for something “recent”; that is, does the machine/art still exist, is it in a collection somewhere, and perhaps more detailed technical information. I’ve seen plenty of information on his sculptures (which are all rather interesting) – but no mention of this device (for all I know, it may have been a piece relegated to the “attic” of the art world)…

  4. GaryM says: October 26, 20112:52 pm

    I think Hogwarts got one of them.

  5. Mike says: October 26, 20113:18 pm

    And now they have this:

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