Sunday, 28 October 2012

mirror magic

Medieval woodcutting: "Frailty, thy name is woman"
Mirrors and magic are always entwined like light and dark - here's the double, the bad luck of the mirror cracked, the misty myths of Medusa or Narcissus, fairytales and horror vampires, the devil of vanity, the Sun King's Hall of Mirrors at Versailles or a million fairgrounds and the distorted projection that's never quite reality as we know it. See also Sabine Melchoir-Bonnet's The Mirror: A History.

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