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Posts tagged ‘art history’

What’s the Difference between a Selfie and a Self-Portrait?

The global museum sector is celebrating the second MuseumSelfie Day this week, as organised by CultureThemes. In preparation, Annelisa Stephan, Manager for Digital Engagement at The Getty, approached Arpad Kovacs, Assistant Curator of Photography, and yours truly with a question I was surprised to find I hadn’t considered before. Read more

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Flip Flopping Art History

I often feel held at a distance when viewing objects in museums. I want to step into a painting and experience a space or the company of an interesting person, but can only stand transfixed, trying to get inside by looking and imagining. In Rome, I was relieved to step into an artwork, experience it, participate by standing in the artist’s shoes.

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