Facebook’s reaction emojis come in a simple set of six. By touching the “like” button, or hovering a cursor over it on a computer, five other emoji options pop up—“love,” “haha,” “wow,” “sad” and “angry.” In a nice little touch, there are now Firefox and Chrome extensions that tweak these six emojis into other expressions, including Pokémon, Soot Sprites, and Donald Trump. Users can also upload their very own emoji substitute reaction packs. With that in mind, here are six possible reactions to upload for artwork variations on Facebook’s existing emojis, ranging from modernist masterpieces to pop culture portraits.
Le Pouce, César Baldaccini's giant 40-foot sculpture of a thumb at Paris' La Défense would make a great “like” button.
Jeff Koons may be more businessman than artist, churning out artworks as investments, but his piece The Hanging Heart is perfect for the “love” emoji.
Pop artist David Garibaldi is famous for making “performance paintings.” His painting of Mick Jagger would make for the nice “haha” emoji, as Mick’s big mouth and big smiles are legendary.
Edvard Munch’s iconic painting The Scream is the obvious candidate for “wow.”
Roy Lichtenstein is famous for making comic book-style paintings into Pop art ready for galleries and museums. His painting Drowning Girl, in which said girl is crying, is almost too perfect for the “sad” emoji.
Francis Bacon was David Lynch before David Lynch. There is no better “angry” emoji than his legendary painting Head VI, which is a dark and surreal remix of Diego Velázquez's Portrait of Innocent X.
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