Reflections

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Reflective surfaces surround us, whether slick puddles, gleaming hubcaps, or rear view mirrors. For artists, these reflections are often a blessing—a way to invest compositions with extra images and expose secrets of the visual world. Historically, artists have depicted cosmopolitan storefronts (Eugène Atget, Richard Estes) and mirrors (Diego Velázquez, Jan Van Eyck) to create "more complete" views of reality. More recently, contemporary photographers have employed digital manipulation to create fantastic worlds of reflection impossible in the real world.

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