All Hail the Father of Emoji Art History

All Hail the Father of Emoji Art History

Man Bartlett has started the greatest Internet meme since Beast Jesus. Emoji Art History (hashtag #emojiarthistory) uses emojis to interpret the work of artists over the years. It officially started on this Tumblr and has gone viral since, including artists from Cindy Sherman to Wayne Thiebaud. If you click through the thumbs, you'll see that even the Getty Museum is in on it.

May this serve as our official apology for not including Man Bartlett (@ManBartlett) on our list of 50 Influential Art Figures to Follow on Twitter. Right now, he's #1.

[via Hyperallergic]

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