Arts Everyday Living: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall—Enter the Looking Glass of Art

Apollon Mokritsky, 1841, oil on canvas, Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts, Kaluga, Russia

 

Mirrors have often offered artists an opportunity to use their imaginations to create unique portraits, particularly of women.  So enjoy the works of art of  Russian-Ukrainian Apollon Mokritsky (1810-1870) and American Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), comparing the differences in composition and and style.

 

Mary Cassatt, Denise at Her Dressing Table, c. 1908-1909, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

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