Butler’s Mirror or Convex Mirror…what’s in a name?
Convex mirrors have, over the centuries, been known by many names. Butler’s mirror, banker’s mirror, witch’s eye…we explain how these names came about.
The Convex Mirror in Renaissance Art
In this Renaissance masterpiece, the figures appear as if reflected in a convex mirror…
Convex Mirrors in Art Part 2
There is huge amount of art featuring convex mirrors. It is an excellent device for artists to showcase their skill – have you ever tried painting a convex reflection?!
The Convex Mirror in Art: Three Ages of Woman
Convex mirrors have been depicted in paintings for many centuries. This one’s a bit creepy!
Parmigianino and the selfie in a convex mirror
New York magazine poses the question: is Parmigianino’s 1524 Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror ‘the first selfie?’
Artists’ curiosity with convex mirrors
The uber-fashionable Georgians are attributed for popularising the decorative convex mirror in England. Nevertheless, the convex mirror has been a feature of interiors and art in Northern Europe since the 15th century. And, for the artist at the easel, the convex mirror was so much more than simply a decorative object… Van Eyck’s convex creation […]