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Have you seen the animated gif that was shot from space? [VIDEO]

Digital art is pushing the boundaries of what artists can do and how they do it. UK-born artist INSA has taken his work to new heights – literally. His latest GIF was created using satellite imagery.

It took four days for INSA, who dabbles in the art of GIF-iti, to paint four massive murals, covering 57,515m2 of real estate in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Each painting was then photographed from a satellite in space (we kid you not), and meshed together into a one-second GIF that has now broken the record for the largest animated painting ever. That’s what happens when your painting can be seen from space.

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“The Internet has changed our views on art and I wanted to cross both worlds, and make work that existed in online space even more than it existed in the real space,” INSA says in a video about the making of the gif.

But critics say the work is “contrived” and “nothing more than an advertising stunt” – the project was sponsored by alcohol brand Ballantine’s, which profiled INSA for its series, the Stay True Story.

So, is it art or is it hype? You be the judge.

– Featured image: Screenshot via YouTube.

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