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Guaranteed to Make You Smile: Emoji Art History 2.0

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Thanks to Annie Werner at Tumblr, who has pointed out that Emoji Art History has gone to the next level. Behold, Emoji Degas! Specifically, Edgar Degas’s “Dancers Practicing at the Barre” (1877) meets the ballet dancers emoji (aka woman with bunny ears).

These 2.0 versions of one of our favorite digital art history games is the work of a new tumblelog (or its fans), appropriately titled, emojinalart.tumblr.com. I dare you not to smile at these quirky mashups:

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A Van Gogh self-portrait …
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Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” …
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Francisco Goya’s “Saturn Devouring His Son” …
Dali's "Persistence of Memory" …
Dali’s “Persistence of Memory” …
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