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From Thursday, December 1 2016 to Friday, September 1 2017

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

So very ordinary today, the mirror however remains a complex object, comprising mystery, truth and illusion. A sign of prudence and the ultimate symbol of vanity combining ephemeral beauty and certainty of death, old masters highlighted the powerful medium of imagination that it conveys.
A symbolic tool in painting imitating the real, it is also an essential accessory to the painter creating his own self-portrait or the artist in search of diverse perspectives on his subject.

The exhibition offers a journey in three stages covering all the eras from the 16th century to the present day. From the truthful image to the misleading image, visitors are invited to look very carefully and question what they see or think they see. Experiencing the in-between space that delivers reflections. Asking why a reflection should be less real than the reflected subject.

From December 2016 to September 2017

Louvre-Lens Museum
99, rue Paul-Bert
62300 Lens

Phone number
03 21 18 62 62


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