Our favorite remixed Renaissance paintings are now a book of animated GIFs

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Jesus gets on the diving board and does a cannonball. He falls down a flight of stairs, arms waving. Adam mows the lawn while Eve and a serpent sit in lawn chairs, laughing. Diana and her nymphs dance and splash each other with water. James Kerr’s Scorpion Dagger GIFs repurpose works from the old masters into funny, irreverent, and occasionally disturbing animations, which he’s been putting out at this point for two years. Around 700 pieces in, he’s decided to take what he sees as the next logical step: an augmented reality book that gives his collages physical form without losing their central, animated essence.

“It’s kind of a funny evolution of what I’m doing,” says Kerr. “I started by scanning Renaissance paintings out of art books…

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