Sculptures taking Selfies?
When even the sculptures take selfies, you know that we are in trouble!
What would Michelangelo say?
by Leticia Marie Sanchez
Kudos to these artists for providing a snapshot into today’s culture. Lines of tourists crowd Florence’s esteemed Uffizi Gallery, not necessarily to take the time to observe the art, but rather to take a quick selfie with Botticelli’s Birth of Venus before rushing onto the next Instagrammable moment. Today many individuals walk by masterpieces because they are too busy staring at their cellphones or getting ready for a closeup.
Based on Bertel Thorvaldsen’s “Eve Holding an Apple,” “The Immortalization of Self” by Jana Cruder and Matthew La Penta captures today’s self-obsessed culture with cheeky precision.
CCH selects this work as the most timely at LA Art Show this week.
Narcissistic statue seen at LA Art Show 2016
“Immortalization of Self” by Jana Cruder and Matthew La Penta, based on Bertal Thorvaldsen’s “Eve Holding an Apple”