Selfies – a visual analysis: Elizabeth Urbanski at TEDxNavesink

Selfies – a visual analysis: Elizabeth Urbanski at TEDxNavesink

In her talk about “Selfies”, Elizabeth A. Urbanski covers the fascinating and sometimes puzzling phenomenon of publicly posted instant self portraits snapped on cell phones, and examines these self edited pictures through an art historian’s lens and attempt to categorize and analyze as well as understand them in relationship to works significant to Western art history.

Elizabeth A. Urbanski is an art historian and fine art consultant who advises on the formation and maintenance of modern and contemporary art collections for Fortune 500 corporations.

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