Tchaikovsky, An Elegy, 2011
My professor Christine Panuska recommended this stop motion made by Barry Purves. Purves animation has a distinctive style. It has dramatic realism while theatrical and this pieces is no exception. In watching Purves pieces, I always feel like I am watching a play.
An Elegy, tells a story of Tchaikovsky life, it has projection of actual pictures from Tchaikovsky's life on the backdrop while the narrator reads excerpts from letters from Tchaikovsky. I especially appreciate the framing of the screen which makes it all appear painting masterpiece, fitting to the subject of the story.