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Ah, the simplicity of it all. A simple tumblelog post has evolved into a Twitter meme simply named #emojiarthistory.
Edvard Munch may be the only artist blessed with his own emoji, but it appears the emoji lexicon is quite flexible, particularly when it comes to art.
Here is the original Tumblr post by ladiesupfront.tumblr.com:
Needless to say, after artist ManBartlett got his hands on this post he helped spawn a new hashtag. Here are some of our favorites:
UPDATED: Some newer contributions to the continuing story of #emojiarthistory!
And one museum gets into the game, creating emoji versions of work in their collection:
And this wouldn’t be art history if certain things weren’t contested:
And one of our readers sent this recent emoji-filled conversation she had with a friend:
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Participatory photography aims to counter the pitfalls of photography as an exploitative or voyeuristic medium.
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MoMA board member Ken Griffin went well over asking for the document, beating out cryptocurrency enthusiasts who crowdfunded to purchase it.
The painting by David Allan has been acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland.
In this exhibition, curated by Patrick Flores and presented by Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Paiwan artist Sakuliu reflects on interspecies co-sharing and coexistence.
Westfall stays true to his love of planar geometry, while finding ways to undermine all traces of predictability and stability.
Hogarth and his contemporaries agreed that human life was a stinking and dirty business once you had skimmed the froth off the top.
Nothing like saying Happy Thanksgiving with a postcard of a turkey with a knife and fork sticking out of it.