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Author Topic: Art with Mati and Dada - (is Dada a top)  (Read 184 times)

the Earl of Whirl

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Art with Mati and Dada - (is Dada a top)
« on: October 02, 2019, 09:43:27 AM »

I stumbled on this kid's cartoon about art.  The two main characters go around meeting famous artists.  Mati appears to be the leader and does most of the talking.  There seems to be something unusual about Dada as he cannot help but spin around at different times.  He also has a pointy leg.  Do you think he is a spin top?  I sure hope so or this might be shoved to the NSTR section.
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Re: Art with Mati and Dada - (is Dada a top)
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019, 02:00:51 PM »

No links or photos, Mike?  ::) But it was easy to Google.  :)
Yes, Dada is a trotolla as it explicity says on the Italian website (it's a creation of RAI) www.matidada.com:



(on the English page it just says it's a whirling egg  >:( )

It's a great spintop character and the idea to teach art to children seems good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lGEvm1Lve0
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Re: Art with Mati and Dada - (is Dada a top)
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2019, 10:23:18 PM »

You are a sharp cookie.  Yes, there are no links or photos.  And I don't know what possessed me to not go straight to the Italian site to see the word "trottola".  Good job finding that for me.

I am having fun watching the episodes with different famous artists.
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Re: Art with Mati and Dada - (is Dada a top)
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2019, 04:20:32 PM »

In the episode about Jackson Pollock, Dada finally gets paint on his tip and draws with his feet (the point of the top).  Sadly, he does not take full advantage of the beautiful and elegant swirls that spinning things create.
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Re: Art with Mati and Dada - (is Dada a top)
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2019, 05:25:16 PM »

In the credits at the end of the episodes, you can see Dada drawing or painting with the tip:



It seems that only the lower part spins: it's an egg inside a hollow top (with a telescoping eye and watering can on the head)!  :D

PS: You can embed the youtube videos by just putting the URL address on the post.
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