A Timely Show on Mirrors Intrigues in Vienna

September 12, 2014 5:01 PM

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A Timely Show on Mirrors Intrigues in Vienna

Throughout art history, the significance of the mirror has changed and adapted.

Classical civilizations believed that the mirror could show an image of the subject's soul. By medieval times, it appeared in art as a symbol for chastity and transience, and Baroque painters incorporated mirrors as a symbol in "vanities" images, a reminder of the decay and ultimate pointlessness of...

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