‘On Reflection’ The Mirror in Art : lecture by Nick Pearson

Nick Pearson

12 Jun

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD


Class details

Join Nick and explore The Mirror in Art. Artists across the ages and different cultures have been interested in visual phenomena such as illusions, mirrors and what can be done with lenses. In this two hour lecture Nick explores how artists use the mirror in art.

Monday 12 June


£10 including light refreshments

A reflection is an image. A painting is an image. Since classical times, the reflection has had an understandable interest for artists. Join Nick for an in-depth survey of how artists have depicted reflection, highlight and lustre to try to capture the way light works and how such images of reflected light and the idea of reflection can give additional meaning and particular significance to their paintings and other works.

As well as some classical examples and images from non-western cultures, we will be looking at

  • Jan van Eyck
  • Dürer
  • Bellini
  • Caravaggio
  • Rembrandt
  • Velazquez
  • the Pre-Raphaelites
  • Manet
  • Morisot
  • Lautrec

and modern artists like

  • Picasso
  • Rockwell
  • Pistoletto
  • Kusama

and others.

After the lecture, Nick sends you the notes for your future reference.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday 12 June.


Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 12 Jun -
Monday 10:00 am
Fees: £10

About the tutor

Nick Pearson

Nick is an internationally exhibited artist and an enthusiastic lecturer. He has a passion for art of all period and teaches at various levels in schools, colleges, universities and adult learning centres; including

  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • Richmond Art School
  • OPEN Ealing
  • University of Oxford
  • Northampton University
  • Bradford College of Art

His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. He creates large, wall-based works which explore formal relationships through shape and colour, often with a kind of abstract visual humour – but as in all collage, each constituent part has its own history and poetic meaning. Nick uses everyday objects in his artwork which he has often found or which have been discarded.

For more information on his work and exhibitions visit his website:

To book special, private tours (for birthdays, corporate events, etc) please email him:

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