Arts Everyday Living: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall in Art—Through a Woman’s Eyes

Felix Vallotton, Woman with a Powder Compact, n.d., o.c.?, Private Collection

 

The mirror has been an intriguing theme for artists throughout the centuries: from the joyful Girl at a Mirror below by Dutch Golden Age painter Paulus Moreelse (1571-1638) to the rather provocative Woman with a Powder Compact by Swiss born Felix Vallotton (1865-1925), whose career spanned the late 1800s into the early 1900s.

 

Paulus Moreelse, Girl at a Mirror, 1632, oil on canvas, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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