10 Art GIFs To Inspire You Today!

Who doesn’t love a GIF? Even if its pronunciation is up for debate. Check out these ten super creative GIFs that radiate all the art inspiration. One of the best things about art is that it is subjective - how we see artworks and what we think of them! The creators of these artsy gems give the works of these notorious artists a whole new perspective! 

Frida Kahlo

Artist Frida Kahlo is an icon of the 20th Century. Shattering all obstacles, she manifested her life story and beliefs into works of art - deep with colour and symbolism. Frida Kahlo spent her phenomenal existence showcasing her authenticity and challenging social norms.

 

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Vincent van Gogh

Dutch-born Vincent van Gogh is arguably the most famous artist in the Western art world - painting landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and self portraits. Van Gogh’s very specific and recognizable style utilised bold colours and dramatic brushstrokes which greatly influenced the transition into modern art.

 

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Roy Lichenstein

Defining a new art movement, Roy Lichtenstein was a leading figure in the pop art movement. Utilising the popular culture elements like comic strips and advertising slogans, Lichtenstein’s unique style transcended other art styles of that era.

 

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René Magritte

Belgian painter, René Magritte is most recognised by his dream-like imagery and use of clouds, pipes, bowler hats, and green apples. A true Surrealist, Magritte playfully engaged and provoked perceptions of his viewers.

 

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Keith Haring

Inspired by graffiti artists, Keith Haring was an iconic artist and activist of the 1980s. Through his work, Haring encouraged the democratisation of art and interaction with social issues.

 

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Leonardo da Vinci

A man famous for many talents, Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, designer, theorist, engineer and scientist who furthered innovation in science and art. Mona Lisa is one of his most famous works and is housed in the Louvre in Paris, France.  

 

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Alexander Mill

Lesser known artist, Alexander Mill was an active painter between 1820-1842. This GIF is inspired by his painting Miss Jean McLaggan of Montrose.

 

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Banksy

Based in England, Banksy is a street artist famous for disrupting urban settings with pointed and witty social commentary of the art world, politics, capitalism, and more. With an instantly recognisable style, Banksy thrives on his anonymity and sporadic public art reveals.

 

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Johannes Vermeer

Dutch Baroque Artist, Johannes Vermeer painted artworks most notable for their depiction of daily provincial life. His stylistic approach to balancing light and form evoke a sense of tranquility. With only 36 paintings still in existence, he is probably most known for his work The Girl with the Pearl Earring.

 

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Art Famous Mash Up!

What a fun GIF - so clever and funny! Incorporating Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring, and of course Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Have you seen a more famous #selfiesquad? 📸

 

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