Perhaps the real reason Edvard Munch's subject is screaming is a shattered smartphone screen. Maybe Diego Velázquez's Rokeby Venus was just trying to capture a selfie. Caspar David Friedrich's Wanderer just wanted to get a really fancy Instagram.
The appearance of modern technology in some of history's best-loved masterpieces allows us to interpret them in a very different way. A project called Art x Smart by Kim Dong-Kyu strips classic art pieces of something of their grandeur, allowing us, perhaps, to connect with the people they depict. … Read more