Tate Collectives: 19th century paintings with a modern twist

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Mattias Brown brought the "Portrait of Sidney Wells' into the 21st century. Tate Collectives - a group of young artists who organise events in conjunction with the Tate's programme - commissioned these GIFs ahead of Tate Britain's 'Art meets film: Moving image' on February 7. The reinterpretations of the artwork will be looped on a number of screens in the gallery. (Mattias Brown/ Tate Collective)

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Here are some paintings that have undergone a very modern makeover! Works dating from the 1840's to the 1890's, and housed in Tate Britain, have been reinvented - thanks to a clutch of talented film makers and artists. The moving images you see here (popularly known as GIFS) were commissioned by the Tate Collective, a group of young artists who organise events and create their own work to accompany the program of events at the world-famous gallery.

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