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CGFA- Art Museum Issuu - You Publish on Mirrors Ancient and primitive mirrors were typically made of polished stone (obsidian in Stone Age Turkey, and jet in Pre-Columbian Peru), perhaps wetted to make them more reflective, and then metal (copper, bronze, silver, tin, etc.) In the 16th century, Venetian and French glassmakers developed a process in which transparent glass is coated with mercury (to the back side). Processes using an alloy of silver are most often used in manufacturing contemporary mirrors, but several materials — a number of metallic, ceramic, and plastic surfaces for mirror applications (aluminum and chrome, and Mylar® are among these) — offer such highly reflective qualities, that artists and designers employ them for their durability, flexibility, lightness, economy, tolerance of heat, cold, and so on. A "mirror image" is an image that is identical to another one, except that its parts are reversed from left to right, as they would appear in a mirror. Mirrors

Capital Museum-English burn magazine Art Periods and Movements Periods and Movements A movement is a style or technique followed by a group of artists who share common goals and beliefs. Movements are confined to a specific period of time, anywhere from a few months to several years, and can be visual, architectural, or literary. A period is a distinct phase within a movement, it can also be a marked phase in the work of a single artist such as Pablo Picasso's Blue Period. Research visual art from major periods and movements below, includes links to library and museum exhibitions where representative works can be viewed. See also: Master Artists Guggenheim Collection: MovementsView objects in the museum's collection arranged by movement, each image includes a detailed description and each movement includes an introduction and links to representative artists. WebMuseum, Paris: GlossaryDetailed articles and definitions of movements and terms. Wikipedia: PeriodsOutlines periods in the Western world from the Renaissance to the present day. Art Deco Cubism

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