Claude glass believed to be John Dee's scrying mirror, Europe, undated

Claude glass believed to be John Dee's scrying mirror, Europe, undated

Morning in the Harbour by Claude Lorrain (1638)

Morning in the Harbour by Claude Lorrain (1638)

The Claude Glass, a sort of lens without the camera, was a convex pocket mirror used by artists in the 18th century to push more scenery into a single focal point, great for picturesque views.

The Claude Glass, a sort of lens without the camera, was a convex pocket mirror used by artists in the 18th century to push more scenery into a single focal point, great for picturesque views.

Claude glass - A Claude glass (or black mirror) is a small mirror, slightly convex in shape, with its surface tinted a dark colour. Bound up like a pocket-book or in a carrying case, Claude glasses were used by artists, travelers and connoisseurs of landscape and landscape painting. Claude glasses have the effect of abstracting the subject reflected in it from its surroundings, reducing and simplifying the colour and tonal range of scenes and scenery to give them a painterly quality.

Claude glass - A Claude glass (or black mirror) is a small mirror, slightly convex in shape, with its surface tinted a dark colour. Bound up like a pocket-book or in a carrying case, Claude glasses were used by artists, travelers and connoisseurs of landscape and landscape painting. Claude glasses have the effect of abstracting the subject reflected in it from its surroundings, reducing and simplifying the colour and tonal range of scenes and scenery to give them a painterly quality.

The Importance of Contrast in Painting

The Importance of Contrast in Painting

Everybody knows that the Instagram app made its name giving photos an old, instant film look. But what if we were to tell you that there was something even

Everybody knows that the Instagram app made its name giving photos an old, instant film look. But what if we were to tell you that there was something even

How to Make your own Claude Glass or Black Mirror

How to Make your own Claude Glass or Black Mirror

Claude glass:  late 18th century mirror carried by tourists.  "The device was typically pocket-size, with convex, gray-colored glass. When viewers looked into it, the convex shape pushed more scenery into a single focal point and the color of the glass changed the tones to be more pleasing to the eye by the standards of the contemporary picturesque paintings, which had a limited color palette. The constructed image was thought to be even more beautiful than reality."

Claude glass: late 18th century mirror carried by tourists. "The device was typically pocket-size, with convex, gray-colored glass. When viewers looked into it, the convex shape pushed more scenery into a single focal point and the color of the glass changed the tones to be more pleasing to the eye by the standards of the contemporary picturesque paintings, which had a limited color palette. The constructed image was thought to be even more beautiful than reality."

The Impact of Art and Technology on the World: The Claude Glass

The Impact of Art and Technology on the World: The Claude Glass

George Raab. Makes a living as a printmaker through exhibitions and art fairs across North America. Photos probably run through PS mezzotint filter and then photo etched. Generous plate tone and subtle watercolour tinting often creates the feeling of looking into a Claude Glass.

George Raab. Makes a living as a printmaker through exhibitions and art fairs across North America. Photos probably run through PS mezzotint filter and then photo etched. Generous plate tone and subtle watercolour tinting often creates the feeling of looking into a Claude Glass.

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