The Selfie October 29, 2014Andrew 28 Comments I spare you a selfie of me. You have suffered enough. Selfies have been around a lot longer than many people realise however. In days of yore they just took a little longer to process. Who, I wonder, took this with his 17th Century iPhone? Share this:FacebookEmailPinterestTwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related
28 thoughts on “The Selfie”
Who would have known? Not I. Anyway, nice but matters not that he liked to paint his own face but maybe that is evidence of self love or maybe he was an ego maniac.
An interesting thought Yvonne. I ought to see if I can find a biography of him.
Rembrandt. I’ve just come back from the National Gallery in London where there is an exhibition of his later works. This must be a self portrait of him in his younger days. The eyes have it.
Spot on, Jenny. Well done.
Such clarity and detail, I think I might have opted for softer lighting for my… portrait (I wrote selfie then deleted it, why is the word so obnoxious?).
I loathe the word. It smacks of everything that is wrong with the debasement of the language today……….
(rambles off into a grumbling rant about the yoof of today…..)
I’m guessing Rembrandt.. he painted many selfies!
Just goes to show how unimaginative he must have been. What a shocking waste of talent.
No idea where this Rubens is hung, but presumably in … Venice ?
Am I being appallingly ignorant ?
This is no Rubens. It is Rembrandt van Rijn.
No generously proportioned women, eh, Gerard?
I had hoped you would respond (a) sooner and (b) louder.
Here’s me offering you the best opportunity you’re ever going to have, and you waste it for the sake of being polite !
No idea. I demand answers!
I refer my learned friend to the answer given by the honourable Mr. Oosterman. Some chap called Rembrandt.
Definitely Mr R. van Rijn.
It’s the bulbous nose. A give-a-way.
Me or Remby?
You are first with the right answer, Gerard. I photographed this at The Prado.
Infatti avevo sentito una notizia alla tv che parlava proprio del selfie e diceva che non era proprio una novità.
Mah, io non so che ci trovano nel farsi sempre selfie continuamente, soprattutto a se stessi, se sono con altre persone forse ci sta anche, ma sempre da soli, bohhhhh.
Spero di essermi spiegata, ogni tanto mi incarto anche quando scrivo in italiano ahahah
Ciao, buona giornata.
It stretches my Italian Pat but I think I know what you mean. Selfies do seem to have been around a long time just not the word (which I despise).
I’m guessing that it was Mr Rembrandt but I may be waaay off the mark 🙂
You may wish to think that. I couldn’t possibly comment.