12.13.2011

As I was uploading photos of my husband, Wayne's hand made mirrors on to my Merizon Studio facebook page, my thoughts turned to the history of mirrors and art. Specifically, paintings. Upon looking up mirrors there was a ton of information going back practically to the beginning of time! Being a visual person, my mind began to wander with all the verbage and I focused on some of the many paintings I found that contained mirrors, or that had mirrors for self portrait use. Here are a few that I liked!

                             Jan Van Eyck ~ 1390-1491  "Arnolfini Portrait" oil on board



Edouard Manet ~ "A Bar at the Folies-Bergere" 1882


Pablo Picasso ~ "Girl Before a Mirror"  1932



M C Escher ~ "Hand with Reflecting Sphere" 1935