A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 199: 500 Years in the Face of a Woman

An incredible feat of animation, this video gives us 500 years in the history of art via the portraits of women, each blending seamlessly into the next. It reminds me of the ways art and artists are always connected, always standing on the shoulders of the ones before them, always creating in an unbroken line. It also reminds me that our art history has been very Caucasian: This is most definitely a look at Northern European/North American art. As such, it is only a small slice of those 500 years. Nevertheless, a beautiful video well worth the watching…