Fun with the old masters

Do you think Renaissance masterpieces are just boring, dusty paintings? Collage artist James Kerr doesn't - and proves it with his creation of a number of animated GIFs using works of the great masters.

From the Verge, which showcases Kerr's work:

It seems you can make a killer GIF out of just about anything — even Renaissance art. James Kerr, an artist specializing in collage, has steadily filled up his "Scorpion Dagger" Tumblr with delightfully odd and playful animated GIFs over the years. For Monty Python fans, his work will be clearly reminiscent of Terry Gilliam's animations both in their visual style and quirky humor, but the classic artwork used in Kerr's pieces give the GIFs their own distinctive flavor. The sheer diversity of animations is truly impressive — as is the creativity on display. Kerr's put together quite the collection, so be sure to check out his Tumblr blog for even more.