The Chinese director and educator Cao Shu has enclosed the entire art history in just one minute in this experimental short film. Entirely handmade, each frame has been created using various techniques such as painting, drawing or digital techniques.

It starts from ancient Egypt and passes through the Chinese ink paintings, the Japanese block prints, the Renaissance, the Impressionism, the Cubism, up to the Basquiat style creations. The protagonist making small daily gestures. such as drinking or checking the time, move the thread of history forward changing historical period at each frame.

It is worth to be enchanted by this little treasure chest for even a minute.

art history in one minute by cao shu