from December 7, 2016 to September 18, 2017
Cyprien Boulet (dit Eugène Boulet), Portrait de madame Trentesaux
© Musée La Piscine (Roubaix), dist. RMN-GP / Alain Leprince
With its blend of mystery, truth and illusion, the mirror is a complex object. An emblematic adjunct in paintings imitating reality or seeking to provide different points of view, it is also the indispensable accessory for the painter engaged in a self-portrait. The perfect imitator, deceiver, revealer, object of cogitation, of image within image, and even of divination, the reflection in a mirror is never unambiguous.
Here a group of works from the 16th century through to the present day invites visitors to hone their eye and speculate on what they are seeing, or what they think they are seeing.
Paul Ripoche, Musée du Dessin et de l’Estampe Originale, Gravelines, and Luc Piralla, Musée du Louvre-Lens
From December 7, 2016 to September 18, 2017
Musée du Louvre-Lens