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The Mirror

Vermeer's Mirror - Expressionist Series

"From the standpoint of the mirror I discover my absence from the place where I am since I see myself over there. Starting from this gaze that is, as it were, directed towards me, from the ground of this virtual space that is on the other side of the glass. I come back towards myself; I begin again to direct my eyes towards myself and to reconstitute myself there where I am. The mirror… makes this place that I occupy at the moment, when I look at myself in the glass at once absolutely real, connected with all the space that surrounds it, and absolutely unreal, since in order to be perceived it has to pass through this virtual point which is over there."

Michel Foucault, ‘Of other spaces’, Diacritics 1986;





"Each painting is a journey never a destination"

Robert Motherwell.