Selfie from 1909


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#2

This is pretty amazing.
But it was apparently Rembrandt who, years earlier, pioneered the duck-face selfie:


#3

Huh. And all this time, I’ve been going around calling them “self-portraits.” As if they were drawn or painted portraits… of one’s self.


#4

Panache! I also like the first photo selfie (1839):


#5

Really struck me as looking “not at all old”. Maybe because it is something of a candid portrait, maybe its her eyes --not sure. Definitely going to check out her work.


#6

Her arm looks too real!


#7

OK, I’ll say it: a whole lot more attractive than most modern selfies.


#8

Wow. Just clicked through all her pictures. Wow.


#9

I’m fond of this one by Marianne von Werefkin, who was clearly a werewolf. It’s right there in her name.


#10

I’m going with this. Not just her own, though. She’s really good at eyes and expressions. Having a wander through her work was like a nice warm bath for my soul. Just lovely.

And this… A really good print of this would look great on the walls of the Palais du Martian.
Another selfie from 1900. Great instagram filters on this.


#11

My favourite is this one: http://uploads1.wikiart.org/images/zinaida-serebriakova/girl-with-a-candle-self-portrait-1911.jpg
One of my favourite artists anyway :slight_smile:


#12

My favourite would have to be M.C. Escher’s:


#13

Picasso’s selfies evolved over the course of his career…


#14

There’s a manga-esque quality to those eyes.


#15

Albrecht Dürer did self-portraits his entire life, but the one from when he was 21 could easily be a modern selfie:


#16

Well said. I think it’s good for the soul because her work has soul.


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#18

Thanks for posting this! I need to see more by this artist.


#19

I’m always a bit thrown when I see an 100 year or more photo, or photorealistic painting where the person looks so contemporary


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