There are more than 30 million "selfies" uploaded to social media every week. While this may seem like a modern-day phenomenon, there's a significant connection between "selfies" and self-portraits used by artists throughout history. In this episode, APU's Dr. Bjorn Mercer talks to Art Professor Mina Majstorovic about art history and selfies. Learn why artists historically composed self-portraits as autobiographies and self-expression and how such paintings reflect the culture of the time. Also learn how the selfies of today can help students connect to, and better understand, artwork from the past.
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