Emoji Art History

Because emojis are the ultimate form of expression, and this was bound to happen. The internet turns fine art into emoticons.

1. It all started with a harmless Tumblr post:

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3. Artist Man Bartlet took the idea and ran with it.

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4. #EmojiArtHistory was born.

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5. The J. Paul Getty Museum had some great tweets:

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8. Other museums followed with pieces from their own collections:

The ASU Art Museum tweeted:

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9. The examples seem endless:

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Go check it out for yourself.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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