GIF art

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Animated work by GIF artist Louisa Bertman[1] "UNITE" via GIPHY, 2021

Animated work by GIF artist Sholim "Ars Longa", 2013

GIF art is a form of digital art that first emerged in 1987. The technology for the animated GIF has become increasingly advanced through the years. After 2010, a new generation of artists focused on experimenting with its potential for presenting creativity on the World Wide Web. Mass access to the Internet allowed their GIFs to travel rapidly and virally online, through social platforms such as Tumblr and Giphy, and to be recognized as a new form of art.

GIF art has been around since the year 1987, increasingly gaining attention from the audience some years after 2000.[2] Contemporary art galleries[3] and institutions like the Museum of the Moving Image (New York City) are popular among many young artists.[4][5]

GIF art animations have been exhibited in galleries and festivals around the world.[2][6][7][8][9] Some works are exhibited in the form of physical, lenticular printed images.

Amanda Gorman digital sticker GIF by illustrator Louisa Bertman on GIPHY Platform
Amanda Gorman transparent sticker GIF by Illustrator and social justice GIF artist Louisa Bertman on GIPHY Platform

Stickers are GIFs with transparent backgrounds which allow the looped animations to be added to digital art.

Editorial Illustrator Louisa Bertman is a female GIF artist[10] creating GIFs and Stickers for The Washington Post,[11] The New York Times,[12] ESPN The Undefeated[13] and MTV digital news platforms.

Women's March protest GIF for The Women's March by feminist Illustrator and social justice Gif artist Louisa Bertman
Women's March protest GIF for The Women's March by feminist Illustrator and social justice Gif artist Louisa Bertman

See also[edit]

Climate Change GIF for the New York Times by GIF illustrator Louisa Bertman
Climate Change GIF for the New York Times by Illustrator and social justice GIF artist Louisa Bertman[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "louisa bertman". louisa bertman. Retrieved October 17, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Chung, Becky (February 23, 2015). "Augmented Reality Brings GIF Art to a Subway Platform Near You". The Creators Project.
  3. ^ "GIF art Exhibition "The Invasion Has Begun"". Spaces. November 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Miller, Paul (May 14, 2012). "When GIFs become art: a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image". The Verge.
  5. ^ "Special Screenings: First Look GIFs". Museum of the Moving Image New York. January 9, 2015.
  6. ^ Stone, Mee-Lai (May 23, 2014). "Quick as a flash: the pioneers of animated art – in gifs". The Guardian.
  7. ^ Rajkovic, Milos (December 2, 2015). "GIF ART - Exhibition at Kino klub / Zagreb CRO". Behance.
  8. ^ Rajkovic, Milos (April 29, 2015). "RISHA PROJECT EXIBITION [sic] - KM8 Gallery / Belgrade SRB". Behance.
  9. ^ "GIF IT ! L'exposition qui donne vie au GIF Art". étapes (in French).
  10. ^ Rivers, Jeff (December 4, 2017). "No matter the circumstance, black men walk through life with swag". The Undefeated. Retrieved October 17, 2021.
  11. ^ "Bartering is back: When life gives you lemons, trade them for a neighbor's hand sanitizer". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved October 17, 2021.
  12. ^ Safronova, Valeriya (December 21, 2017). "Instagram Is Now a Dating Platform, Too. Here's How It Works". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 17, 2021.
  13. ^ Ogbunu, C. Brandon (September 16, 2021). "Are the #EmmysSoWhite? It's complicated". The Undefeated. Retrieved October 17, 2021.
  14. ^ "Louisa Bertman", Wikipedia, October 17, 2021, retrieved October 17, 2021
National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman Gif by Illustrator and social justice Gif artist Louisa Bertman
National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman Gif by Illustrator and social justice GIF artist Louisa Bertman