I just love taking old paintings and making the characters move as if they were living. For my website, I have made an effort to make the movements work in an infinite loop.
This animation is based on the painting of an Angel playing the lute by Rosso Fiorentino (Florence 1494–1540), painted in 1521. The original painting resides today in the Uffizi museum located adjacent to the Piazza della Signoria in the Historic Centre of Florence in the region of Tuscany, Italy.
This animation is based on the painting of Saint Cecilia by Jacques Blanchard (1600–1638). The original painting (c1636) resides in the the State Hermitage Museum of Art in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The above animation is not complete, but I wanted to post the work-in progress. This is probably my favorite painting of a musician angel. This painting speaks to me on a deep level and animating it has been a long term goal of mine. The original painting, by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, is called “Saint Francis with an angel playing violin,” and the painting resides today in the Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie, in Poland. Check back later for updates.
The above animation is based off of a fragment of a leaf from the Chronicles of Jean Froissard (c. 1337-c. 1404) found in the 15th century manuscript 2643, fol. 72r, that today resides in the Bibliothèque nationale de France .I am using this animation as my loading screen and as a result it is much lower resolution than the full version that I present here. The original illustration from the manuscript can be viewed here