This is pretty amazing.
But it was apparently Rembrandt who, years earlier, pioneered the duck-face selfie:
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.
Panache! I also like the first photo selfie (1839):
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.
Her arm looks too real!
OK, I’ll say it: a whole lot more attractive than most modern selfies.
Wow. Just clicked through all her pictures. Wow.
I’m fond of this one by Marianne von Werefkin, who was clearly a werewolf. It’s right there in her name.
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.
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
There’s a manga-esque quality to those eyes.
Albrecht Dürer did self-portraits his entire life, but the one from when he was 21 could easily be a modern selfie:
Well said. I think it’s good for the soul because her work has soul.
Thanks for posting this! I need to see more by this artist.
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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