SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- Van Gogh was renowned for it, and it would appear that our obsession with our own self-portrait has continued long after his time.
Four years before his death, Van Gogh painted more than three dozen self-portraits. But for him, the idea of painting himself was not out of vanity but to help him on his journey of self-exploration.
The way we look plays a central role in almost everyone's daily lives - how we dress, the way we style our hair, the way we wear make-up. The overall way we are perceived by others in society comes down to how we appear as much as how we behave.
When we're expected to look and dress a certain way, from our clothes to our physical appearance, none of this would be possible without the mirror.
A spokesperson for specialist online mirror retailer Mr Mirror explained: "Almost everyone uses a mirror on a daily basis, not because we're vain but because it's an essential part of the daily routine.
"People want to look presentable, they want to make sure that they meet certain criteria when it comes to workplace dress codes for example, and the only way to do that is to see a reflection of themselves before they leave the house.
"The mirror plays an integral role in how we look, which in turn often impacts on how others perceive us. We all want to look good and feel confident and that's why mirrors are such an important household item."
But things have come a long way since Van Gogh's time. The mirror has evolved to become more than a practical item. It's a design statement too, used to create an instant impression and transform the look and feel of a room.
Mirrors are used to provide the illusion of space in smaller rooms and a sense of light in darker spaces. And in the modern day, mirrors come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, styles and colours - framed mirrors, coloured mirrors, antique mirrors, metallic, silver gold or black, small, extra large like Mr Mirror Extra Large Mirrors and even full length. It's easier than ever before to put the mirror at the heart of every room.
Mr Mirror is a retailer of contemporary, traditional and statement piece wall mirrors. It is currently offering a price promise and free UK mainland delivery - visit www.mrmirror.co.uk for more information.
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