Art Break STEM

Monet’s still painting brought alive

Here I’m sharing my first little experimentation with animating a still image. Not the cheesy, cartoony added animation layers on top of the image like TikTok or most other apps feature these days, but rather using the intrinsic pixels of the original image and manually specifying which pixels would move, how fast, how far, where, and which pixels should not.

This is based on a photograph I took at Seattle Art Museum when they had Claude Monet‘s exhibition…this is a picture of one his original Etretat series.


The original image is below:

original photo from Seattle Art Museum display. Painting by Monet

The animation based on that (note: this is NOT AI-generated) done by me is below…click on play button to start.

Animation of the painting by Monet

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