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Portrait of Cecilia Galleraniby Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
You've probably seen it before.
However I'm guessing you're like me and think this is one of those wonderful compilations - which you never bore of taking one more look at.
Which possibly explains how come it has now achieved over 14 million views on YouTube.
However this post includes another couple of interesting things about this video and its compiler Philip Scott Johnson
How did you do with guessing the portraits?This is the sort of video which prompts you to try and see how many portraits - or at least artists you can get while watching it.
So you may have seen the video - but have you seen the list of works complete with titles of portrait and names of artists?
If not I suggest you watch again (see below) - and then click this link to the listing produced by Boni of the Original Art used in 500 Years of Women in Western Art. According to her website Boni is an instructor at the Soldier Development Center on Fort Bragg.
Has Philip Scott Johnson produced any other videos?I bet you wondered - I know I did!
So I went looking for more Philip Scott Johnson videos - and found some. It also appears that he works in Reinsurance and lives in St Louis, Missouri.
Here are other art videos by Philip Scott Johnson that I like.
I also very much like the fact that he chooses and includes lovely sound tracks which are appropriate to their subject matter.
This is Visages of Art - and it's another video of faces morphing into one another.
Another theme he has is displaying collections of art in a different way - this is Italian Renaissance Art
and this is Baroque Art
He also does videos about artists. I particularly like this video about Monet as I know the paintings of Morning on the Seine very well.
His video of morphing self-portraits of Van Gogh is rather disconcerting!