How paintings start moving

Documentation on historic topics or on art and art history are often faced with the problem that there is not enough moving footage available. To circumvent this one can use static images, such as historic documents, photographs, paintings or drawings. But as the term indicates, such material is static. If used extensively it quickly drags down the esthetic appeal of a production. To avoid this animation can be used. They allow for presentation of originally static content in a dynamic context and hence better attract the audience.