Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Animatus" - Cartoon Skeletons

A dedicated reader [okay, my husband] tipped me off to a project entitled Animatus by Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee. The work is a detailed presentation of Lee's imagined version of the skeletal structure of various popular cartoon characters. His references included real animal bones, anatomical drawings, and of course animated favorites such as Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner. The result is, to me, a brilliant extension of the anthropomorphization both innate to the characters and further interpreted from them by society. Plus they're just really, really cute. Animatus was exhibited in 2005-2006 at the Arario Gallery in Cheonan, Korea. Here are a couple of pictures from Hyungkoo Lee's website:

Canis Latrans Animatus
[Wile E. Coyote]

 

Anas Animatus
[Front: Dewey, Back: Huey and Louie]



3 comments:

kwkmjk said...

What some people do ! Amazing, silly, cool ! Thanks for sharing.

KSK said...

Good morning! :) So much work had to go into those too, definitely amazing.

Vee* said...

that's soo cool. def going to have to share that :) love it!

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