Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunburst mirrors

I love sunburst mirror because of it's 40s deco glare. Long before Gilbert Poillerat, one of the greatest designers of our days, had designed sunburst mirrors that captivated styles of the 1940s Parisians, 17th century baroque sculpture, Gian Lorenzo Bernini had built sculptures that mimic the drama and experience of heavenly light. Which captured and illuminating the light from its center. Like Ecstasy of St Theresa, this is a definitive of the Baroque arts that manipulating effects of light.

French Vintage "Sorciere" Convex Sunburst Mirror

 
Sunburst Mirror from Global Views
image via decorpad

 image via decorpad
 image via decorpad
Flea Market Tabletop
with a vintage Italian sunburst mirror.image via countryliving
The so-called Cathedra Petri or "throne of St. Peter" a chair which was often claimed to have been used by the apostle. Behind and above the Cattedra, a blaze of light comes in through a window of yellow alabaster, illuminating, at its center.
image by Sergey Smirnov
The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa. The gold spears, designed to look like sun rays, are illuminated by natural light which filters through a hidden window.
image from nl.wikipedia
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