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Old Paintings Reimagined As Instaworthy Selfies

Katie Cannon October 18, 2016 October 18th, 2016

All those oil-on-canvas portraits you see at the museum were, at their core, simply selfies for the extra-determined and extra-wealthy of previous generations. People say millenials are self-absorbed, but at least we’re efficient with our vanity. 17th century bitches used to sit for hours and hours on end in the pursuit of a perfect  likeness. If Marie Antoinette had had a smartphone, she’d have been a veritable Kim K–social media royalty.

That’s the concept behind Olivia Muus’s Insta/Tumblr blog “Museum of Selfies,” in which strategically placed arms and smartphones transform classic portraits into fire selfies.  These old stuffy paintings suddenly become hilarious in a modern context–imagine historical and religious figures snapping beauty shots or recording group hangs on snapchat for social media posterity.

Here’s some of our favorites:

https://www.instagram.com/p/y9XaTAB0YP/

📱 By @mmhenriksen #museumofselfies

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📱 By @ania_adamiuk #museumofselfies

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📱 by @cwytko at Philadelphia Museum of Art #museumofselfies

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📱 By Klassik Stiftung #museumofselfies

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📱 By Olivia Muus #museumofselfies

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📱 By @freedomfart #museumofselfies

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📱 By Olivia Muus. Hans-Peter Feldmann at #louisianamuseum #museumofselfies

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📱 By @allegedlyofcourse #museumofselfies

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