James A Rutherford Funeral Home
THAT TRICK WITH A MIRROR
In and around the 15th century the invention of the mirror started changing the psyche of the world. It changed people and it changed art. Individuality, as we understand it today, did not exist because largely people did not see themselves as individuals like we do now. They certainly didn't, nor could they, look at themselves at all; and as such they felt themselves more part of a whole in relation to groups, household, town – and in relation to God.