Art lovers, rejoice! Milan-based director and experimental animator Rino Stefano Tagliafierro has made every art history major's dream come true. By employing a procedure known as 2.5D effect or parallax technique, Tagliafierro has masterfully animated a range of classic artwork and manipulated the images into resembling slow motion footage.

Tagliafierro's magical short film Beauty features works like Marcus Stone's Loves Daydream End and Thomas Eakins' Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross, just to name a few. You can check out Tagliafierro's website to view some of the animated paintings, but be sure to check out the film. It may just be the best thing you watch all day.

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