I clicked on About this Video to see the list of artists the film is based on (which is where I got the 1920 Alphonse Mucha painting, "The Artist" above). Included are works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Rubens and Picasso, but also there are many artists I never heard of before: Pierre Gobert, Elizabeth Louise Vigee-Le Brun (one of the few women painters included), and Eugene de Biaas. When I took art history in college, we spent a lot of time studying "art in the dark" slide shows in order to memorize who did what and when. It almost killed my love of fine art.
What I'd like to know but see no information on, is this filmmaker's process of making the portrait paintings come alive (also known as "morphing"). Is it cool or creepy? I think what I live most about the film is the way it links generations of women together. I also appreciate the soundtrack: Bach's Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma. Other films by eggman913 from St. Louis create similar effects for Van Gogh, Picasso and Women in Film. He has more than 12,000 comments on this film, and 139,657 channel views. Such is the power of social networking a la YouTube, the ultimate amateur film palace.