Female faces in Western Art…500 years

I love those graphics where faces morph into new faces. They highlight the great beauty and diversity of human features. In this short video, it’s the exquisite feminine face as seen through artists’ eyes over 500 years of western art. I couldn’t help but watch the way the artists captured the subtlety and beauty of emotion. I’m thrilled to reblog this piece from We Extraordinary Women. Enjoy.

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500 years of beauty in art, captured in a video accompanied by music.

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76 thoughts on “Female faces in Western Art…500 years

  1. I am taking an art history course and recognize some of these portraits. I’ll share this with my class. Thank you, Clare

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  2. That was fantastic, Diana. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Have you checked out the video by The smiths. some girls are bigger than others. This video reminds me of this.

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  4. Sacha Black says:

    I’ve seen this video. It’s breath taking , sometimes I wonder if women really looked like that – that serene.

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  5. Aquileana says:

    ThatΒ΄s impressive and very well done… happy weekend ahead …:)
    All the best to you!, Aquileana πŸ˜€

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  6. Is that in chronological order, or does it skip around?

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    • I don’t know. I was wondering about that too. The end is certainly more contemporaty. I think the pictures are in a specific order to faciliate the movement so there may have been some flexibility. Quite an undertaking! Thanks for the visit and have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

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  7. What a great collection! I wonder at the immense amount of talent the painters had, able to capture such imagery that has withstood the test of time. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. philipparees says:

    Somehow the Bach cello suites are always a binding, evolving accompaniment to such things- a universal language. Fascinating though I would have liked to slow the changes from one to another. Perhaps that is technically more difficult?

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    • I watched it again this morning, Philippa, and I agree that some of the transitions happen too fast. I think it moves quickly to keep it under 3 minutes for the general internet audience. It made me want to go to a museum in the near future. And you’re right about the cello. It was the perfect selection πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Thanks for sharing! That is a beautiful video!

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  10. noelleg44 says:

    Absolutely fabulous. Loved how my eyes were drawn to theirs! I actually recognized most of the artists for the first couple of minutes, but I’m not very good after 1750 or so!!

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  11. Took quite an eye and a lot of skill to create this. Nice

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  12. Nitin says:

    Very beautiful indeed. πŸ™‚

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  13. That is beautifully made. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Aishwarya says:

    Thank you so much for reblogging this and sharing it with us!!! It’s a brilliant video and the music is captivating. Loved the concept and its uniqueness. It’s one of its kind… πŸ™‚

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    • You’re welcome. I was captivated when I saw it. I’d love to see this type of technology applied to both men and women, young and old, with ethnic and racial diversity – the human family. Wouldn’t that be cool? It is stunning though and I loved sharing it. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day πŸ™‚

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  15. Wow ! Diana, that is fascinating ! I have never seen anything like that before. I loved the way each portrait just flowed into the next. The music is so fitting, so tranquil for each movement. Wow ! πŸ™‚

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  16. Oh wow. I love that! The first time I saw that effect was in Michael Jackson’s Black and White video and it was revolutionary at the time. People don’t realize the work that goes into lining up the faces in just the right order.

    Stephanie
    http://stephie5741.blogspot.com

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    • I remember MJ’s video! That one was extraordinary too. I have to go find it on Youtube and watch it again. Thanks for the visit and the reminder! Have a great day, Stephanie. Thanks for the visit πŸ™‚

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  17. adeleulnais says:

    I loved this, so fascinating and it flowed so beautifully.

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  18. Annika Perry says:

    Diana, this is both beautiful and haunting – I felt as if they were all staring straight into my very being. Thank you so for sharing.

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  19. reocochran says:

    I really enjoyed how each portrait or painting practically melted into the next image, Diana. I recognized a few while trying to think of who they could have included to really create a complete, international montage. This was amazing and thanks for sharing. I may watch it one more time. . . .

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    • I like the melting effect too. Although all the faces are different, they become linked in a long line of women. I like the sense of connection that creates. Thanks so much for the comment, Robin. Have a great day. πŸ™‚

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  20. What a beautiful piece of film that was. Extraordinary and almost hypnotic. Thanks for sharing it. ❀️

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  21. That’s so cool, Diana. Thanks for adding a moment of beauty to the evening. Mega hugs

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  22. Val Boyko says:

    Artistry and insight meets digital brilliance. Mesmerizing and beautiful! Thank you for sharing D. πŸ’›

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  23. inesephoto says:

    So very beautiful video, Diana! The first and the last image look very similar to me regardless of 500 years between them.

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  24. Oh, this was beautiful.

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  25. This is so unique. The music added to the mood. Thanks for sharing, Diana.

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  26. Extraordinary! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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  27. Bernadette says:

    That was like being given an exquisite art book accompanied by music. Thank you friend.

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  28. That was hypnotic! It must have been such a labour of love to make it too

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  29. davidprosser says:

    Extremely clever but truly indicative of all the changes of style we’ve seen.
    xxx Massive hugs xxx

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  30. Ocean Bream says:

    Oh wow, how nostalgic. All these faces and styles of art over the years. I especially love how serene most of these portraits are.

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  31. Nurse Kelly says:

    Yes, quite extraordinary! Very beautiful, Diana. Thank you for sharing this. πŸ™‚

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