Our Favourite Art GIFs!

If a picture speaks a 1000 words, can you imagine what a GIF might be worth? According to Alex Chung, the CEO of Giphy, averaging at 60 frames, a GIF would convey 60,000 words – the same as the average novel. And while you might think GIFs are a millennial thing – they’re actually 33 years old! Unbelievable eh?

These looped images pack so much emotion in them that they commonly replace worded texts! Whether its ‘White Guy blinking’, the meeting-your-boss-at-the-exit-gate or Wolf of Wall Street Leo-toasting, GIFS have crept their way into personal conversation, ad campaigns and even PSAs by the Mumbai Police!

But GIFs also lend themselves well to visual art. Given it’s simple format and small size, GIFs bring alive a narrative moment in artworks. You could say, GIFs are part of an independent art movement – in fact Europeana has been giving away awards for the best art-inspired GIFs since 2013.

Take a look at 10 of our favourite Art-GIFs

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