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

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

Claude Lorrain Paintings | Not a Hipstamtic image, this is a Claude Lorrain painting.

Claude Lorrain Paintings | Not a Hipstamtic image, this is a Claude Lorrain painting.

The Claude glass was sort-of like the Hipstamatic or Instagram of its day: it presented lived reality as more beautiful and already in its documented form (be it a painting or a faux-vintage photograph). Indeed, there are similarities in style between Claude Lorrain’s paintings, the images seen in the Claude glass and the effects that the faux-vintage photo filters employ.

The Claude glass was sort-of like the Hipstamatic or Instagram of its day: it presented lived reality as more beautiful and already in its documented form (be it a painting or a faux-vintage photograph). Indeed, there are similarities in style between Claude Lorrain’s paintings, the images seen in the Claude glass and the effects that the faux-vintage photo filters employ.

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."

A Claude glass from around 1775.  The Claude glass was a convex, tinted mirror designed to soften and frame landscapes. It was named for the French artist Claude Lorrain, whose paintings have a beatific glow reminiscent of a heavy-handed Instagram filter. This tool was part of an aesthetic movement that changed British travel in the late 18th century.

The 18th-Century Phenomenon of Putting a Filter on a Sunset for Likes

A Claude glass from around 1775. The Claude glass was a convex, tinted mirror designed to soften and frame landscapes. It was named for the French artist Claude Lorrain, whose paintings have a beatific glow reminiscent of a heavy-handed Instagram filter. This tool was part of an aesthetic movement that changed British travel in the late 18th century.

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

Claude Glass: The 18th Century Version of Instagram

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

a Claude Glass. "These small black mirrors were used by artists, travellers and connoisseurs of landscape and reflected the surroundings transforming them into dark simplified painterly depictions of the reflections. They became a way to frame a landscape before images could be fixed with photography."

a Claude Glass. "These small black mirrors were used by artists, travellers and connoisseurs of landscape and reflected the surroundings transforming them into dark simplified painterly depictions of the reflections. They became a way to frame a landscape before images could be fixed with photography."

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Dr. John Dee's (1527-1609) Claude Glass, at the Science Museum archives, London. Science Museum object no. A127914.

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Dr. John Dee's (1527-1609) Claude Glass, at the Science Museum archives, London. Science Museum object no. A127914.

rachel ROSSIN, Source : Claude Glass, art work with elements from de video games "Call of Duty" and "Life is Strange"

rachel ROSSIN, Source : Claude Glass, art work with elements from de video games "Call of Duty" and "Life is Strange"

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