The Kick-About #31 ‘Lotte Reiniger’

A variety of looks at shadowing…

Red's Kingdom


Our previous Kick-About together was inspired by images of the human eye, resulting in an abundance of other-worldly imagery and one short story, in which an elderly man vanishes magically away in the middle of an art exhibition. The pioneering silhouette animations of Lotte Reiniger are likewise preoccupied with all things magical: magical lamps, magical slippers, and magical beings. This week’s showcase of artists’ work riffs on Reiniger’s unique aesthetic and narrative milieu. Happy browsing.


Tom Beg

I always enjoy looking beyond the silhouettes of Lotte Reiniger animations and into the exotic and intricate backgrounds that she made. I get a simple sensory pleasure from the illusion of depth that can be achieved in black and white, just using the basic principles of foreground, midground and background. Visualising big worlds is not something I am particularly good at, but as I started to develop these images, I couldn’t help…

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6 responses to “The Kick-About #31 ‘Lotte Reiniger’”

  1. philgomm says :

    Much appreciated, Kerfe … and I LOVED your KA response: I’d love to have seen it moving as video… maybe next time!

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  2. robbiesinspiration says :

    I loved your poem, Kerfe, it had a distinctly melancholy undertone. Your birds display is very striking.

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