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A series of cartoons produced for Sesame Street, in which a collection of paintings done by famous artists are animated to demonstrate a subject. Depending on the segment, the painting would zoom in or out, showing the entire work fitted in a goldish-brown frame. These segments appeared as early as Season 26.


Picture Artist / Work Description
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin
Soap Bubbles
In a classic painting, a boy blows a bubble. It pops, and some kids yell "Surprise!"
(EKA: Episode 3394)
Charles Demuth
I Saw the Figure Five in Gold
A chorus of 5s fly out of a 5 painting..
(EKA: Episode 3300)
Paul Klee
Landscape with Yellow Birds
Can you find the birds hidden in this picture?.
(EKA: Episode 3606)
Fernand Léger
Animated Landscape
In a painting, a man flips a coin, and it flies in and out of buildings.
(EKA: Episode 3291)
Pablo Picasso
Bust of a Woman with a Hat
A face is assembled and becomes an abstract portrait.
(EKA: Episode 3327)
Pablo Picasso
Portrait of Marie-Thérèse
A girl sits on her mom's lap in a Picasso painting.
(EKA: Episode 3428)
Pablo Picasso
Three Musicians
Musicians in a painting learn to cooperate to play music.
(EKA: Episode 3460)
Henri Rousseau
The Football Players
A group of 19th-century sportsmen have fun with an X ball, which falls out of Henri Rousseau's painting. (Martin P. Robinson voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 3506)
Vincent van Gogh
First Steps, After Millet
In a Van Gogh painting, a baby takes its first steps to Papa.
(EKA: Episode 3492)

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