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CATOPTROMANCY

Lee Piechocki

Created 2015

Catoptromancy refers to divination through the use of a reflective surface - mirror, crystal ball, etc. This painting references Claude Lorrain the 17th century French landscape painter who was known to use a small convex black mirror, turning his back to the very landscape he was interested in, and painting the virtual image reflected in the mirror instead. There are elements in my landscape, taken from Lorrain's paintings - distorted and stretched.