Thursday, January 24, 2008

How the Internet has Debased Self-Portrait: A Curated Dissertation Considering the Impact of Digital Aesthetics and Media on the Art Historical Canon

"Running rampant are these people who claim Sherman, Mapplethorpe, and Schiele as influences. Yet, it is as if [they] are only covering [their] tracks with a now obliterated tradition of self-portrait, stemming from 15th century self-promotion, to a more modern introspection through one's own work. Velazquez may not have been modest, but was not his gallery. Photoshop was not his studio."

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