Description of the artwork «Narcissus looking into the water»
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Encyclopedia of Symbols
Symbols in art: What’s there in the mirror?
Once, man conquered his fear of his reflection in water — and wanted the phantom to linger on. He tried different media, such as bowls of water or polished surfaces, experimented with tin and other materials. As a result of centuries of trial and error, we can now see ourselves at any time around the clock, and the mirror no longer seems a mysterious and sinister object, but quite an ordinary…