Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase

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This film by Joan C. Gratz won an Academy Award for Best Short Film, Animated in 1992. Gratz is known among animators around the world for her unique animation technique, clay-painting. Working with bits of clay as if they were oil paints, she blends colors and etches fine lines to create a seamless flow of images.