Arts Everyday Living: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall—Women and the Intriguing Art of Reflection

Valentin Serov, Portrait of Henriette Girshman, 1907, oil on canvas, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

 

Mirrors have fascinated artists for centuries, whether Russian portraitist Valentin Serov (1865-1911) or American Impressionist Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919).  Both works of art  are intriguing interpretations of the complex relationship between the women and the reflections of their images.

 

Julian Alden Weir, Face Reflected in a Mirror, 1896, oil on canvas, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

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