Amusing Images of Historical Paintings Taking Selfies


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Selfies have become a photographic phenomena that has permeated our culture, especially amongst the young generations. It might surprise you then to see  previous generations keeping up with the times and taking part in the selfie culture.  Denmark-based art director, Olivia Muus has introduced 17th and 18th century paintings to the snapping culture long before cameras were even invented in her own photo series titled #museumofselfie.

In each image, Muus positions a real hand holding an iPhone in front of a painting at a museum. She’s cleverly placed it so that the scale matches the artwork, and this creates the illusion that these 2D people are somehow taking their own self portrait. There’s no Photoshop used in this series – just two cameras and a gracious hand model.


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