05/02/2014 11:33 am ET Updated May 02, 2014

Animated Art History Brings Famous Dutch Paintings To Life

Ever look at a painting and think it was too darn still?

CS Digital Media has come up with a solution by animating eight classic works by the Dutch Masters. The video, which includes pieces by Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer, shows a windmill turning, heads tilting and milk pouring.

Even non-art buffs may recognize Rembrandt's 1662 oil "The Syndics." (It was used as the logo of Dutch Masters cigars.) Unfortunately, the textile guild members in the iconic piece don't do a lot in their digital come-to-life.

All of the paintings are from the Rijksmuseum collection.

(h/t Laughing Squid)