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Blog post from Monday, 31 March, 2014

Item 05: The convex mirror, ca. 1916 / by George Lambert

This is the unframed version of this painting, with a view of the back displaying the unique material George Lambert painted on. You can find this painting framed, on display in the State Library’s Amaze Gallery.

To pass the time, and determined not to give way to brooding over his sick son, Lambert painted The convex mirror, the reflection of a room in this cottage. Yet Lambert captured some of his sadness at the death of Mrs Halford (who acted as a grandmother to his children) and his anxiety over his son’s illness, as well as the universal unease and apprehension created by the First World War, in the way he presented the world through a convex mirror – disturbed and distorted.’