Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Albrecht Dürer, Creator of the First Selfie

The German artist, engraver, mathematician and art theorist Albrecht Dürer (21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528) was a pretty amazing archetypical Rennaissance man. What is generally not realised though is that he was the inventor of the first selfie.

This painting from 1500AD titled 'Selfie at 28 Wearing a Totes Amaze Coat with Fur Collar' can be found at the Alte Pinakothek art museum in Munich. Proof if ever proof be needed.


3 comments:

  1. Hi! Did you edit this image? If so, can I borrow it for my thesis about selfies?

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    1. Yes I did. Yes you can! A mention that it was created by Andie Gilmour, of Berlin, from an original by Dürer himself would be nice :)

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  2. I shall do just that. Thank you very much!

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