Machine-printed on paper. Gift of Tres Tintas Barcelona. 2010-29-2.
- Designed by Txell Miras
What is this?
Within an oval frame with floral garnish at top, image of a handbag containing the image of an eye, suspended from a hook. Printed in black on white.
Why is this in our collection?
Zerkalo is a surreal image that challenges the historic associations of wallpaper. Wallpaper is traditionally perceived to be warm and inviting. Zerkalo, however, keeps the viewer on the edge, as if being watched by the eye on the handbag; the disconcerting handbag is framed as a work of art. Designer Txell Miras refers to this effect as creating “a dialogue between object and subject, a game between the observer and the observed.” The imagery draws on mid-19th-century wallpaper designs, in which trompe l’oeil frames frequently contained printed or painted scenes. Miras is a fashion designer with a degree in fine arts from the Universitat de Barcelona and a graduate degree in fashion design from the... more