Windows Or Mirrors?

Do we want to create windows through which the viewer can observe technically perfect renditions of reality, or, do we want to create images where the viewer can peer into our own souls, recognising our dreams, fears and emotions? An intriguing essay by Rafael Rojas

A week ago I attended an exhibition at the Hermitage Museum of Lausanne, Switzerland. Under the enticing title of “Windows”, a great number of paintings from the artists Matisse, Rothko and Magritte, among others, entranced visitors with the symbolic and metaphorical meanings of windows in the arts. In painting after painting, windows appeared in many different ways, unveiling a myriad of connotations: mystery or transparency, freedom or reclusion, joy or sadness, loneliness or openness, order or...

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Rafael Rojas

Rafael Rojas is a fine art photographer, author and lecturer, whose work has been awarded in the most prestigious international photography competitions. His Fine Art prints, sold internationally, form part of numerous private and public collections.

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