The galleries on this website come from various sources, and I grouped them thematically: nature, people, places, art. The picture to the right is Titian’s Venus with a mirror, which is an example for the so-called Venus effect. This refers to a phenomenon in the psychology of perception, named after various paintings of Venus gazing into a mirror, such as Diego Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Tizian’s Venus with a Mirror, and Veronese’s Venus with a mirror. Viewers of such paintings assume that Venus is admiring her own reflection in the mirror; however, since the viewer sees her face in the mirror, Venus is actually looking at the reflection of the painter.
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