Richard Avedon described this photo as seeing the real vulnerable Marilyn Monroe. He said he caught her stairing into space just being herself & she didn't decline when he started shooting.

One of my favorite photographs of all time. Marilyn Monroe, actress, New York Richard Avedon (American, May Gelatin silver print, printed 7 x 7 x cm). © 2011 The Richard Avedon Foundation

Titian, Venus with a Mirror, 1560

Karin Wells Studio: Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice

The Toilet of Venus (The Rokeby Venus) (1647 - 51)  Diego Valazquez  The National Gallery, London

La Venus del Espejo - The Toilet of Venus - The Rokeby Venus - Venus of the mirror - Diego Velázquez - National Gallery, Londres.

"Vanity", 1889, by Auguste Toulmouche (French, 1829-1890)

Auguste Toulmouche (French painter) 1829 - 1890 Vanity, 1889 oil on canvas 48 x 73 cm

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