The Avant-Garde Animated Films of Walter Ruttmann, Still Strikingly Fresh a Century Later (1921-1925)

Though regarded by many as near-impossibly difficult to judge, avant-garde art can be put to its own test of time: does it still feel new ten, twenty, fifty, a hundred years later? Now that most of Walter Ruttmann's short animated films have passed the century mark, we can with some confidence say they pass that test.