The Mirror

The Mirror, by Lovell Birge Harrison, depicts two women, dressed simply in neutral colors. One woman stoops beside a pond as the second woman seems to place a comforting hand on her shoulder. The attention of both women is focused on a white water lily in the pond. In the foreground, tall reeds and lilies point diagonally toward the clear water framing the women’s isolated reflections. The gesture of the woman in brown to the woman in blue is one of tenderness, giving the painting a feeling of intimacy and closeness. Furthermore, diffused light and loose brushwork balance the serenity of this painting. The women, and the surrounding nature, share a quiet moment of harmony on a misty day.

Located in the American Art Gallery

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