This sculpture by George Segal displays the contrast between a blue woman laying down in front of a red background. This abstract sculpture of a woman is much like the shameless portraits/selfies taken by celebrities like Kim Kardashian today. It is interesting to see how artists used to portray others in means that capture the authenticity of that person, and how selfies today are also used to portray what we feel is authentic about ourselves.
Here Hannah and I take a selfie in front of an illusory and seemingly 3D mirror. Such a piece of art may have originated from the artists idea of our culture as one who likes to view ourselves and was created in a way to ensure that he would grab the viewers attention.
This piece of work was interesting due to its (also) illusory content. This woman is seen painting a picture while holding a sphere, which was described as a “portal” between the woman and her painting. Such an idea is comparable to selfies taken in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa where people are shown leaning or pushing against it, which also serves as an illusion between the person and their background. This portrait shows where this idea of a 2D illusion in selfies may have originated from.
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