Jean Baptiste Cocteau photographed by Philippe Halsman.
Frida Kahlo, The Two Fridas, 1939, Museum of Modern Art Mexico City, Mexico. Wikiart.org and the excellent commentary http://www.wikiart.org/en/frida-kahlo/the-two-fridas-1939
Jean Cocteau, Castor and Pollux, plate design. Wikiart.org
Rene Magritte, Not to be Reproduced, 1937. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Wikiart.org
Edgar Degas, Mrs Jeantaud in the Mirror, 1875. Musée d'Orsay. Wikimedia Commons
Pablo Picasso, The yellow shirt (Dora Maar), 1939. Wikiart.org
Doubles, Caprgras Syndrome, Doppelgängers - what do they have to do with the emotions? Let's look at the pictures first and then decide. The images to follow are arranged chronologically (from most recent to oldest where this is practical ). This page is searchable (Command/Control+F). An underscored word or phrase indicates a link to a prose commentary. Thanks to Gillian Brown, Sara Black, and Carly Grier for pointing out some of these images to me. (Here are two essays I've written on doubles - "You're not the man I married" and "Who's in the mirror".
François Barraud, François Barraud et Albert Locca au piano, 1934, Beurret & Bailly. Wikimedia Commons.
Roger de La Fresnay, Castor and Pollux, 1922. Private Collection. Wikiart.org
This image owes a lot to René Magritte. It represents the two contenders for the office of Prime Minister in the July 2016 Australian federal election, Malcolm Turnbull (on top and Liberal current PM) and Bill Shorter (below and Labor contender).
Georges Braque, Figure Double, 1937. Private collection. Wikiart.org
Kati Fleming, Chilean Flamingo, Phoenicopterus chilensis; "Dopplegangers", 2011. Wikimedia Commons.
Andrei Tarkovsky, Solaris, 1972. Wikipedia
1956. Source: Wikipedia
Jean Dubuffet, Double Self-Portrait In A Bowler Hat, 1936. Wikiart.org
1978. Source: Wikipedia
Rene Magritte, The Magician, 1952. Private Collection. Wikiart.org
Dora Maar, Portrait of Picasso, 1930's. http://www.all-art.org/art_20th_century/maar1.html
A Stolen Life, 1946. Wikipedia.org
Victor Brauner, Suicide at Dawn, 1930, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Wikiart.org
Giorgio de Chirico, The Dioscuri, 1974. Wikiart.org
Caravaggio, Narcissus, 1597–1599. Wikiart.org
Vilhelm Hammershoi, The Buildings of the Asiatic Company, seen from St. Annæ Street, 1902. Wikiart.org
Augustus Leopold Egg, The Travelling Companions, 1862. The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Wikimedia Commons
Max Ernst, Castor and Pollution, 1923, Private Collection. Wikiart.org
Dead Ringer, 1964. Wikipedia.org
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The visual material of these few pages applies the "fair use" rationale adopted by WikiArt.org. Each art work conforms to the following:
Copyright terms are based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years.
1954. Source: Wikipedia
John William Waterhouse, Mariana in the South, 1897. private Collection. Wikimedia Commons
Max Ernst, Composition, 1943. Wikiart.org
The button will take you to Alex Garant's website. Alex Garant paints remarkable double eyes. She studied visual arts at Notre-Dame–De-Foy College just outside Quebec City. After graduating in 2001, she settled in Toronto, Canada.
Dora Maar, Double Portrait, 1930. Wikiart.org
Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937, Wikiart.org
René Magritte, Les regards perdus, 1927. Wikiart.org.