Monday, September 28, 2015

Our toxic selfie culture

Parmigianino, My first selfie (1524). Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Giovanni Bellini, Portrait-bombing Baby Jesus’ Big Day at the Temple (1460). Venice, Fondazione Querini Stampalia.

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Showing off my selfie globe (1935).

Jan van Eyck, Mirror selfie (1434). London, National Gallery.

Andrea Mantegna was tagged in a painting (1455). Berlin, Gemäldegalerie.

Andrea Mantegna was tagged in a fresco (1465-1474). Mantua, Ducal Palace.

Leonardo Da Vinci updated his profile picture (1515). Turin, Biblioteca Reale.

Marie-Denise Villers, I wish I had got the smaller model (1801). New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Frida Kahlo, What’s happening here then? (1939). Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno.

Alfred Hitchcock, Directorial selfie (in To catch a Thief, 1955).

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Expressions of narcisissim are only to be permitted under the supervision of a qualified art technician (1597-1599). Rome, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica.