Artist of the month: Lotte Reiniger

For the coming month’s display on the wall – ARTIST OF THE MONTH – I am looking at my other inspiration – LOTTE REINIGER. She is a woman, I would like to emulate. Lotte Reiniger’s work has captivated me since the first time I came across it. She communicates so well with her puppets and her simple sketches. Her papers are delicate and she just uses a scissor and none of the advanced tools that we use today.

Lotte 1

Even before any of the Disney movies came about, Lotte’s work was seen in Europe, and was pure in its artistic expression. They were based on classical stories like Cinderella, The Adventures of Prince Achmed . Her workmanship was perfect and all her puppets were complicated, with dynamic movements.

Here are some of her movies