13 Art History Emojis We Desperately Wish Were Real

Some day, some day ...
Priscilla Frank

This one goes out to all the art-savvy texters of the world, looking to add some of history's finest manifestations of creative expression to their OMGs and LOLs.

It's been over two years since the glory days of #emojiarthistory, when the art world banded together to adapt art classics into emojis using the options available. But a girl can't help but dream. What if instead of using two dancing ballerinas to signify a Diane Arbus photo, there existed a whole realm of ready-made art emojis based off the cannon of art history?

In this fantasy alternate universe, kissy faces and smiley poops would be replaced with Dali's melting clock and Botticelli's naked Venus. It would look something like this ...

from Salvador Dali's 'The Persistence of Memory'
from Sandro Botticelli's 'The Birth of Venus'
from Rene Magritte's 'The Treachery of Images'
from Marcel Duchamp's 'Fountain'
from Georgia O'Keeffe's 'Blue Flowers'
from Louise Bourgeois' 'Maman'
from Hieronymous Bosch's 'The Garden of Earthly Delights'
from Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa'
from Jeff Koons' 'Balloon Dog'
from Frida Kahlo's 'Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird'
from Gustav Klimt's 'The Kiss'
from Marina Abramovic's 'The Artist Is Present'
from Francisco Goya's "Saturn Devouring His Son'

All illustrations by Priscilla Frank

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