This captivating video shows nearly a hundred different portraits paintings of women, covering more than 500 years and all sorts of periods and styles of art. Western art, that is.

Still, watching one portrait (of a pretty white lady) transform into the next portrait (of a pretty white lady) is both freaky and fascinating, and I must say, I love the last 40-ish seconds, where those portraits start to get real modern and real abstract. ArtFido, the art sales and auction website behind the video, has also provided a list of all portraits included, in case one of the portraits really stood out to you.


Okay, I know this is all artsy fartsy, but honestly, the weird moldy transformation crossfades between each portrait totally reminded me of those weird-ass "Time Machine" videos that People puts together for various celebrity birthdays:

[h/t Kuriositas]