Convex traffic mirror. At the zoo. Not a monkey. Self- portrait.
Maybe I got the title after viewing the scary preview of the movie which is coming out June first. No dwarfs to be seen. Definitely not for children.
And then I researched convex mirror and find the Pulitzer Prize winning book Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror and the lengthy title poem of the same name by John Ashberry.
Wikipedia says “Round convex mirrors called Oeil de Sorcière (French for “sorcerer’s eye”) were a popular luxury item from the 15th century onwards, shown in many depictions of interiors from that time. With 15th century technology, it was easier to make a regular curved mirror (from blown glass) than a perfectly flat one.”
And of course they mention the Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck which everyone is familiar with but may not know the painting’s title. See the convex mirror in the details if you click on the Arnolfini Portrait link and scroll to the section Mirror.
Okay, just trying to make a photograph of me a bit interesting to others. Convex mirrors seem interesting to me.
It is definitely interesting!
Great post! Glad you mentioned van Eyck. That painting is endlessly fascinating in its detail.
Beautiful photo. 🙂
*You* are interesting. No extras needed. 🙂
Pingback: Math professor’s side mirror that eliminates ‘blind spot’ receives US patent « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL
Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I’ve
truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your
rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!