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

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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."

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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.

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

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Make your own Claude Glass or Black Mirror

How to Make your own Claude Glass or Black Mirror

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Popular in the 18th century, the Claude glass was a mirror that took the scene behind you and transformed it into something different, much like the filters in Instagram or Hipstamatic promise to do.

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Claude glass

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Claude glass, unknown maker, 1775 - 1780. Museum no. P.18-1972. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Portrait of Sophia Delaval, Mrs Jadis (1755-1793) ©National Trust Images/John Hammond

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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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