Italian artist Rino Stefano Tagliafierro brings classic works of art to life with subtle, spectral movements thanks to 2.5D computer animations. Rino says these are a “tribute to the art and her disarming beauty.” Can’t agree more. And as one Gizmodo writer states, these pieces “make me want to escape into other worlds.”
The process is described here:
They processed each still photo in Photoshop, separating different elements on their own layers—parts of the background, elements of the figures, etc. Then they imported these still layers to After Effects, where they animated them in layers, moving them at sightly different speeds to achieve a parallax effect—since objects closer to the viewer appear to move faster than objects faraway, this makes your brain think the camera is moving in 3D space. It’s the same parallax effect they used in old video games, when true 3D was still not available.
Tune everything else out for a minute or two. Put on a pair of headphones. And if you have some time, watch the whole thing (just short of 10 minutes). The video takes you through shifting images both haunting and holy. Not to be missed.
Check out the DailyMail’s link to scroll through individual gifs.