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Ellen Degeneres
This comedienne and talk show host created a famous selfie with other celebrities when she hosted the Oscars in 2014.
Albrecht Dürer
He was a painter, printmaker and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, he established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties, due to his high-quality woodcut prints.
Buzz Aldrin
This astronaut took the first selfie from space when he orbited the Earth on the Gemini 12 mission in 1966. He was the second person to walk on the Moon.
Andy Warhol
He was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.
Edgar Degas
This French impressionist artist specialized in the topic of dance. Famous works include The Dance Class and L'Absinthe. He also liked to paint women taking baths.
Rembrandt
A Dutch realist painter, famous for The Night Watch and The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.
Edvard Munch
A Norwegian painter and printmaker. His most famous work is from 1893, The Scream. This one is called Self Portrait in Hell.
Dalai Lama
The guy in the purple shirt was pretty happy to get a selfie with the 14th holder of this office, a leader of Tibetan Buddhism.
Frida Kahlo
This Mexican painter was known for her self portraits. She lived in Mexico city in the Blue House. A quote: "I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best."
Gustave Courbet
He was a leader in the French realist movement of the 19th century. He was committed to painting only what he could see.
Henri Matisse
A French painter, he lead the "Wild Beasts" or "Fauvres" movement, and painted in bold shapes and bright colors. He painted Harmony in Red.
James Ensor
This Belgian painter was a surrealist who often painted masks and puppets. He used to dress up skeletons in his studio and paint them.
Vermeer
He was a Dutch painter who focused on scenes of domestic life indoors, frequently with a bright window at the left of the frame. He is famous for Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Milkmaid.
Leonardo da Vinci
This "Renaissance man" was an inventor, scientist, and mathematician, but was primarily remembered as a painter. His works include The Last Supper.
Doctor Who
If you're talking about Eleven and Clara, you're talking about Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, and this TV show.
Hillary Clinton
Meryl Streep portrayed British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady" but she selfied with this presidential hopeful for charity.
Nicholas Cage
"Feeling Cagey" was a web site that would superimpose this actor's face on all your Instagram selfies.
Pope Francis
This man was born in Argentina as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and studied chemistry before becoming the leader of the Catholic Church.
Titian
An Italian painter of the 16th century Venetian school. He had a major influence on later Renaissance painters, and often painted red-haired women.
Raphael
An Italian painter and one of the three masters of the high Renaissance, he painted the School of Athens. Known for clarity of form and classical subjects.
Barack Obama
Bill Nye the Science Guy and Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, probably taught this world leader some climate change facts before they selfied with him.
Salvador Dali
He called his paintings "hand painted dream photographs." A Spanish surrealist, he is famous for his long legged elephants and the melting clocks in his Persistance of Memory.
Thelma and Louise
A road trip turns into an escape from the law after one character kills a man to save her friend from being raped in a bar, in this 1991 movie starring Susan Sarandon and Gina Davis.
Vincent Van Gogh
A Dutch painter who spent most of his productive years in France. He was mentally disturbed and cut off his ear to give to a prostitute before being committed to an institution.
Eminem
Who's that selfying with the Mona Lisa? His real name is Marshall Mathers and he's from Detroit, Michigan. He made his name in rapping, writing, producing, and acting.
Claude Monet
The founder of French Impressionism, which was named for one of his paintings: Impression, Sunrise. He employed seven gardeners at his home in Giverny.
daguerreotype
Robert Cornelius produced the first ever selfie using this photographic process, which uses light-sensitive chemicals on a sheet of silver-plated copper polished to a mirror finish.
Christ the Redeemer
This "extreme selfie" was taken on top of a famous statue on a mountain next to Rio de Janeiro. What is this statue?
Dubai
This selfie was taken on the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. In what city is this building located, the second most populous in the United Arab Emirates?
Norman Rockwell
This American painter and illustrator made cover images for The Saturday Evening Post for five decades. He created Rosie the Riveter and The Four Freedoms, paintings to inspire Americans during World War II.