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500 Years of Male Self Portraits in Western Art is another* wonderful video slide show set to music, created by Philip Scott Johnson.

I like the provided list of the artists in order of appearance, useful for the few I did not recognize or remember:

0:08 - Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519
0:15 - Francisco Goya 1746-1828
0:22 - Albrecht Dürer 1471-1528
0:29 - Sir Joshua Reynolds 1723-1792
0:35 - Rembrandt 1606-1669
0:42 - Andy Warhol 1928-1987
0:48 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau 1825-1905
0:55 - Henri Matisse 1869-1954
1:02 - Eugène Delacroix 1798-1863
1:09 - Jean-François Millet 1814-1875
1:15 - Jan van Eyck 1395-1441
1:22 - Peter Paul Rubens 1577-1640
1:28 - James McNeill Whistler 1834-1903
1:35 - John Singer Sargent 1856-1925
1:42 - Kazimir Malevich 1878-1935
1:49 - Nicolas Poussin 1594-1665
1:55 - Paul Cézanne 1839-1906
2:02 - Paul Gauguin 1848-1903
2:08 - Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890
2:15 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882
2:22 - Diego Velázquez 1599-1660
2:28 - Nicholas Hilliard 1547-1619
2:35 - Anthony van Dyck 1599-1641
2:41 - Titian 1485-1576
2:48 - Paolo Veronese 1528-1588
2:55 - Lucas Cranach the Elder 1472-1553
3:01 - Édouard Manet 1832-1883
3:08 - Pablo Picasso 1881-1973

Thanks to artist Harry Bell for featuring this at Boogie Street!

*Some of you may remember the fabulous slide show of Women in Art that was featured on a lot of blogs last year. After seeing the above, I revisited my post on that and noticed that it was no longer working, so I've updated the link. It is also by Philip Scott Johnson so check out the interesting information and more fascinating artist videos by him. What great time-sinks!

Marja-Leena | 20/11/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Other artists


Surely Rembrandt deserves a better fate than being forced to morph into Andy Warhol,

Oh my goodness me! It takes my breath away. Thank you bringing it to our attention. Phew.

Barrett, I agree, with a chuckle. The placement is rather jarring yet makes one think about how similar the faces might be, even superficially. The creator has been clever in choosing faces and poses that would blend into each other quite amazingly smoothly, don't you think?

Joe, I'm glad you enjoyed this!

Fantastic! Thanks for posting this, Marja-Leena. Like the previous one, it is so brilliantly done, the portrais so well chosen to morph seamlessly into each other. Strange how the expressions are so often similar, the artists looking into the mirror.
I'll come back to this one many more times.

Utterly fascinating! I especially liked the sequence of Cezanne - Gauguin - Van Gogh, maybe because those were all so painterly and colorful. Thanks for showing this!

Beth and Natalie, I'm so glad both of you enjoyed this as much as I did. It was great to revisit the older one too.

Glad you liked it, Marja-Leena. I thought perhaps no one had noticed it on my blog!

Oops, Harry, I forgot to thank you directly on your blog, sorry! Must do so now. What a great find, one that I think everyone should see and enjoy.