Well, you know that I am not one to talky about myself all the time. Because I am humble and stealthy like a ninja and a television star, and all.
But did you know that I have some of my ancestors that are in Art Galleries?
It was on ds106 website that there was thing called “The Tate’s 1940’s GIF Party” to find famous GIF paintings in a famous Art Gallery in the Tate Gallery (that’s in London, England) and so I took a little trip after my last overseas mission to check up on the family history. Because they want to have a special show of them.
Up above is one that I found, of my great great grandmother Silent Tatiana Wells. She was born in 1856 and had her portrait painted when she was only two years old which would make this picture from 1858 which was only a year before the artist also painted another picture that is in the Tate Gallery of her step-brother Little Sidney Wells, who would not sit still. You can see how the artist was hard up for inspiration and kind of just repainted some of it the same a year later for her little step-brother, maybe because he moved so much. I made it into an animated GIF so you can see the family resemblance and then the artist’s remixing. Plus, both Little Sidney and his mommy died very young. But clearly my great great grammy Silent Tatiana Wells did not!! 😉
But can you see the family resemblance to me?
Plus I did a little digging and found another picture that was done about 40 years later of my great grandmother Outburst Annie and you can see that she looks even more like me! Plus, I think that artist (it might have been her mommy, Tatiana) just used the same old ripped baby suit where you can see their shoulders sticking out of it. But people used to keep old stuff like those moldy old christening dresses back then, so I guess that explains it.
Well, I will do some more digging to see if I can find some other famous ancestor GIF paintings but if you are going to do it too then you have to hurry because the search will expire by February 2nd and then it will be over to have your GIF picture in the Tate Gallery exhibition with mine if they pick it.