Monday, November 10, 2014

Rembrandt's lessons for the selfie era

Rembrandt's lessons for the selfie era: why we must learn to look again | Technology |

"Self-portraits have always reflected self-esteem. It was true in the Renaissance. It was true for Rembrandt, whose late works, which include many self-portraits, go on display in the National Gallery on Thursday. And it is true for us now.

The current obsession with selfies – with makeup or without – reflects a surge in self-confidence that is both admirable and dangerous."

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  1. Why does the article state that our current obsession with selfies is dangerous?  
  2. Do you agree with the article's statements about selfies?  Why or why not?