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Are there any pre-renaissance art pieces that have to do with vanity or mirrors?


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I have to write a comparison paper comparing one pre renaissance piece with another art piece from any time period.
 
I want to compare it to Martha and Mary Magdalen but that can change if there are any other pieces relating to vanity or mirrors
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The only one I can think of is the Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck. You may not consider it to be pre-Renaissance, depending on what year you consider to be the starting point of the Northern Renaissance, but it features a mirror that shows two additional people not in the main scene, one of which might be the artist.

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I believe there are depictions of mirrors in Ancient Greek Art. I recall a few vases upon which Aphrodite is looking at herself in a hand mirror. So maybe conduct a few different searches that say something like "Aphrodite and Mirrors" or "Aphrodite, mirrors, and Ancient Greek Art". 

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The TA in me is grimacing at you all doing her homework for her. 

 

I linked A WHOLE WEBSITE dedicated to the history of mirrors in art.... and she seems to have completely disregarded the resource because I didn't spell out the answer for her! Geesh.

 

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