On Mirrors, Self-portraits and Selfies
José M. Gentil Baldrich
Published: EGA Revista de Expression Grafica Arquitectonica
Publisher: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (PoliPapers), November 2018
Mirrors have the quality that permits us recognize ourselves when we look in them. Their consideration in Art and western thought has been very extensive and here we will see only their inﬂuence in self-portrait since Antiquity and the veiled psychological inﬂuences that they entail. We conclude with the current use in the widespread practice of “selﬁes” as derived from past situations.
…The Dutch artist Lique Schoot, who has a photograph in front of a mirror, also paints herself photographing herself in front of a mirror…
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