Intuitive? I have no idea what's going on! Why are those two elements being compared? Why was an element tossed to the end (or beginning) of the list, and then it bounces right back to where it came from? This doesn't at all give me a sense of big-O time, or if the sort is stable, or what its characteristics are for best and worst cases.
Pretty patterns do indeed emerge from these visualizations, and it's definitely a nice piece of work from the author/artist. But let's not pretend it's a useful algorithm teaching tool.