Emoji Art History Interprets Iconic Pieces With Emoticon Lexicon

By: Alexandra Serrano - Published: Feb 26, 2013 • References: twitter & hyperallergic
The Emoji Art History phenomenon has taken over Twitter, as the masses take to interpreting historic pieces with hilarious emoji lexicon.

This amusing meme began on the Tumblr blog 'Speaking Of,' that posted a series of iPhone screenshots that showed a new found articulation of classic pieces. From there on, the #EmojiArtHistory hashtag has gained momentum as Twitter users create their own modern versions of well-known pieces of art.

Alas, from Damien Hirst to Andy Warhol, artists were given the emoticon treatment. It seems the crowd-sourced nature of this meme gives the art a new edge as it resonates with accessibility and modern context. Find amusement in making a statement of Suprematism by giving a nod to Malevich with the Emoji Art History meme. Stats for Amusing Artwork Memes Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 2,573 clicks in 168 w
Interest: 1.1 minutes
Concept: Emoji Art History
Related: 68 examples / 52 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-35
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