Definition of Claude glass in English:
A convex dark or colored glass that reflects a small image in subdued colors, used by landscape painters to show the tonal values of a scene.
- The more portable cameras were undoubtedly used, along with Claude glasses, by the amateur.
- Tourists, inspired by the Picturesque movement, started coming in the 18th century, peering at sublime mountain scenery through their Claude glasses.
- The must-have for 18th-century tourists and amateur artists was a tiny tinted convex mirror called a Claude glass (named after 17th-century landscape painter Claude Lorrain).
named after the French painter Claude Lorrain.
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