Classic Women Portraits


This montage of female beauty in this clip is amazingly beautiful. The creator of the video put together “500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art“.

While the artist’s styles vary and perhaps, even evolved over the ages, one thing remains consistent: how they captured the beauty of women is impeccable. And the man behind the video has done a mighty fine job bringing these portraits to life.

If you’d like to know the titles and artists behind each painting, this site has a list. I’d encourage you to watch the video before going through the list, as the magic of the video is in seeing and feeling the evolution, the transition, and the consistency of feminine beauty.


Thank you to Dexter for leading me to this link.

0 comment on Classic Women Portraits

  1. Lisa
    December 6, 2007 at 12:26 pm (16 years ago)

    This was beautiful. (Although I have to say the transitions in some of the images were slightly creepy and unsettling.) Thanks for this, Toni! :)

    Did it seem like they were alive? I got crept out in the beginning too! But eventually found the transitions fascinating.

  2. lady cess
    December 6, 2007 at 1:13 pm (16 years ago)

    thanks toni. love this! i am enthralled at the beauty of women of yesteryears so this video is a treat.

    there’s a girl there with a blue bandanna, hawig niya si scarlett johanssen ( ihope i got the spelling right)

    Yes! Marami siyang kahawig ‘no? Dapat ay may isang modern painter na gumawa ng portrait niya. Para masama siya dito!

  3. A
    December 6, 2007 at 4:55 pm (16 years ago)

    you’re right this is amazing.

    but I’m disappointed that “The Scream” is not included as one of the portraits.

    Hmmm. 😐

  4. Cookie
    December 6, 2007 at 6:21 pm (16 years ago)

    My husband discovered this too on YouTube!! I wasn’t interested at first but when I saw Boticelli’s Venus, I was hooked :)

    Galing ‘no? At ang gaganda talaga ng mga nasa portraits.

  5. mari
    December 7, 2007 at 1:02 am (16 years ago)

    all the women look the same in some ways, the angle perhaps or the shape of the face. all portraits exudes femininity. truly, the transition is great. so fluid.


  6. R
    December 7, 2007 at 10:02 am (16 years ago)

    I fully agree that the transition was so seamless. I wonder if the same could be done with actual photos. That would be so cool, I think.

    With the right choice of pictures, it would be possible! Wouldn’t it be so great if we could get pictures of our ancestors and do this morphing activity? Then we can track how similar our features are with those from generations before us. 😀

  7. delish
    December 7, 2007 at 2:55 pm (16 years ago)

    shucks… i don’t have wide-set eyes, hindi ako mapapasama dyan! 😀

    (ay kailangan pala maghanap muna ako ng artist who’d paint me)

    Si Tito Rolly!!!

  8. svelterogue
    December 7, 2007 at 6:41 pm (16 years ago)

    puro sila puti, toni, at ang tatangos ng ilong. napansin ko na iilan lang sa kanila ang ngumingiti na may ngipin, tapos hint of it lang talaga. siguro kung si dali o picasso ang d-drawing sa aken, pede pa akong malagay sa wait list ng videographer na ito. hahaha :)

    Eh Lara, Western Art kasi eh. 😀

  9. Harro
    December 20, 2007 at 7:22 am (16 years ago)

    Me and my are impressed. Is there any book that contains these or part of this paintings?

    Hi Harro! I’m certain there are art books that have these paintings. Here’s a link to the FULL images of the paintings with their corresponding artists. Hopefully it leads you to books that contain these beautiful paintings!


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