The History of Art in GIFS

paintings with words on

scorpiondagger gifs

So sorry for not posting in so long guys. Working on some new posts ASAP.

In the meantime, enjoy some other fun (if less educational) art history gifs (link in title)

Anonymous asked: (Oldpainting) If you ever do a gif of Agnolo Bronzino's Allegory of Happiness (Venus, Cupid, Time and Folly) 1564, one interesting fact is that Monty Python used the Cupid's foot for their famous cartoon on their show. :)

I didn’t make this, but it was the inspiration behind this blog:

http://imgur.com/gallery/SIN9rbc

The Swing - Jean-Honore Fragonard
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The Swing - Jean-Honore Fragonard

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The Ambassadors - Hans Holbein.
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The Ambassadors - Hans Holbein.

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This was supposed to be part of a proper painting gif but it turned out hilariously bad.  I thought I’d post it anyway for your amusement.

This was supposed to be part of a proper painting gif but it turned out hilariously bad.  I thought I’d post it anyway for your amusement.

Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel

It’s not a GIF, but still an awesome moving art history thing. With bonus music. (link in title)

Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird - Frida Kahlo

Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird - Frida Kahlo

Some extra information added by natterlies to ‘Olympia’ regarding the significance of her black maid: click

Very interesting, especially as none of my classes or reading about this painting have mentioned this aspect in as much detail as this, well worth the read!

Oh, and I also enjoyed this contribution from morcelu:

over-analyzing much?

what if he just liked to draw boobs like everyone else?

 

Johannes Vermeer - Woman Holding a Balance
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Johannes Vermeer - Woman Holding a Balance

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Flaming June - Lord Frederic Leighton
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Flaming June - Lord Frederic Leighton

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The School of Athens - Raphael
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The School of Athens - Raphael

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oldpainting.tumblr.com added some really interesting info to the last post I made, check it out:

Búcaros

Las Meninas - Diego Velázquez
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Las Meninas - Diego Velázquez

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imaginaryprisons asked: Rephrasing that as larger bellies since I haven't seen Venus de Willendorf in a Renaissance painting yet. Michelangelo seemed to add breasts to male figures to depict women in his paintings (though strangely not his sculptures).

There is this sculpture of his. Which I just find so hilarious.

imaginaryprisons asked: Re: that last ask - I think the renaissance beauty ideal included a large belly. The dresses worn back then certainly didn't go for wasp waists.

Ooh, this is a good answer.

Examples: Titian, more Titian, Tintoretto.

Michelangelo went for more muscular women, though!

Oh, and something I forgot to mention in the ‘Olympia’ gif is that one reason people were so shocked by her is that she was too skinny to be acceptable as a classical nude.