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IAGO'S MIRROR 2009 BY FRED WILSON
Although not an installment of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, this mirror was captivating enough to catch my attention. It is created of Murano glass (from Venice, Italy), but it is the mysterious element of how it reflects and distorts my image that caught my eye. The idea of using black glass to make a mirror rather than silver, illuminates the black African presence that surrounded early Renaissance. Without even realizing that it is apart of my favorite art movement, I gravitated towards it. Then, upon reading its title and discovering its connection to the literary character from Othello, I was fully able to appreciate it for all of its worth. I made the photo black and white and grained out the background to allow the image to fully engulf you in the intricate details of the actual piece itself.
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