The Art of Social Media…

Michelangelo’s social goings on were very well documented, but social media profile non-existent…mainly because he died in 1564, was briefly reincarnated as a mutant, pizza-munching, shelled mammal in late 90’s and then went a bit quiet.

That is until Kiev based artist Nastya Nudnik embarked on his four-part project, ‘Emoji Nation’ (currently featuring on Behance)  – in which he nabbed the rights for some of Michelangelo and his contemporaries (and not so contemporaries’) classic paintings. By giving them something of a social-media overhaul, the addition of 21st century iconography has given new meaning to the emotional engagement these classic canvasses once offered the masses.

Here’s a selection of some of the best…

 

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