The Art Of The Ancient Selfie
22 August 2014
You may remember I wrote a post earlier in the year on our obsession with selfies, well it’s just got a whole load funnier!!! It began, as so many monumental internet trends have, on Reddit. A user visited Ireland’s Crawford Art Gallery, where he cleverly manipulated his camera-phone around Greco-Roman statues, many of which just happen to have their arms outstretched in an uncanny gesture of selfie-taking, to look like they are participating in the social media craze.
Following the original post, other Redditors joined in with their versions. Soon, statueselfies, was born.
There is currently a call to action for someone to take one of the Venus de Milo. It looks like this more creative riff on the #MuseumSelfie has taken off.
Images and original article: Artnet
The idea may be simply brilliant but remember DON'T TOUCH THE ART!!!!
STALK THE STALKER ON