The List #10

A monthly list curated by Antonella Dedini

may 2022

The List #10

Design and Art History Mirrors

Philippe Starck; Caadre wall or floor mirror; FIAM; Italy; 1998
Mirror in Gillo Dorofles’ bathroom, from the documentary (In a glass of Water)
Luis Camnitzer, This is a mirror, You are a Written Sentence; 1966–1968

CONCEPTUAL ART AND MIRRORS

THE MYTH OF NARCISSUS

In love with his own mirrored image.

In love with his own mirrored image - Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Narcissus; 1597–1599; National Gallery of Ancient Art, Palazzo Barberini, Rome

MIRRORS IN ART PHOTOGRAPHY

MIRRORS IN ART PHOTOGRAPHY Michael Curtiz, Kay Francis in the film Mandalay; Hollywood, USA; 1934

VALENTINA’S MIRROR REFLECTION

DISCOVER GUIDO CREPAX
Valentina's mirror reflection Guido Crepax; lithograph; 1977
1. Ancient Egyptian mirror 2. Ancient Roman glass and bronze mirror 3. Marcel Wanders; giant mirror Lollipop; FIAM; Italy

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN AND ROMAN MIRRORS

DISCOVER FIAM

THE CONVEX MIRROR

1. Jan Van Eyck; Arnolfini Portrait; 1434; National Gallery, London, UK 2. Piero Fornasetti; Mirror Van Eyck; Italy; circa 1960; re-edition
Roy Lichtenstein; Mirror #10; USA; 1970

MIRROR REFLECTIONS

MIRROR SPHERE

Mirror Sphere Maurits Cornelis Escher; Hand with Reflecting Sphere; 1935, lithography, 31x21, 3 cm; © The M.C. Escher Company
Antique 19th century Venetian mirror

MURANO MIRRORS

HALL OF MIRRORS

Jules Hardouin-Mansart; Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, France; 1678–1684
MIRRORED SHEET METAL ARMCHAIR Ron Arad; Tempered Chair; Vitra; Switzerland; 1986

MIRRORED SHEET METAL ARMCHAIR

MIRROR CENTREPIECE AND TRAY

DISCOVER CYRCUS DESIGN
Mirror centrepiece and tray
1. Anish Kapoor; Cloud Gate; 2004; installation; AT&T Plaza, Chicago 2. Anish Kapoor; Double Vertigo; 2012

mirror surfaces in Art and Architecture

REALITY AND SURREALITY

DESIGN MIRRORS AND THEIR USES

DISCOVER FIAM
Philippe Starck; Caadre wall or floor mirror; FIAM; Italy; 1998
1. Sam Baron; Perflect Bookcase; JCP Universe; Italy 2. Ron Gilad, Surface+Border tray; Danese; Milan, Italy

REFLECTIVE FURNITURE

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WATER AS A MIRROR

Water Mirror; Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux, France; since 2006
A traditional wooden house covered with mirrors from top to bottom Doug Aitken; Mirage; Gstaad, Switzerland; 2018–2019

HOUSE OF MIRRORS

DISCOVER FONTANA ARTE