Selfies through the Centuries, from the 1500's to Warhol
Long before iPhones, Snapchat filters, Kim Kardashian, and Cindy Sherman, painters like Rembrandt were painstakingly accepting their worst angles and inventing their best, all in pursuit of the art of the selfie. It's a torch that Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, and Marina Abramovic have all nobly helped carry throughout the centuries, rendering their own likenesses in everything from pencil to Polaroid film to oil paint. "Facing the World," up now at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, gathers nearly 500 years' worth of artists self-portraits. See the best, from Ai Weiwei's hospital-bed snaps to hooligans tearing into ricotta in the 1500's, here.