The video below from Rino Stefano Tagliafierro was created from masterwork paintings, painstakingly cut apart and animated with great effect. I can’t even imagine how long the process took. Having done this on a smaller scale I know first hand what is required. Loads of Photoshop work, and even more work in a program like After Effects. Achieving believable parallax, and animating with the puppet tool are not easy things to do. Beyond the technical aspects of the animated short, there is a hypnotic and at times disturbing quality to the film that creates a nice balance between beauty, and the grotesque reality of some of the subject matter these paintings represent. None the less it’s worth watching as Tagliafierro brings these paintings to life. The full list of the paintings used can be found here.