From the film-maker:
When I was strolling around the National Gallery I always found myself in front of this painting as if being drawn by irresistible magnet. The more I absorbed into the painting, the more I was caught in a bizarre sensation of looking into a mirror.
Like on a triptych mirror, what I saw was reflections of a person on three different surfaces of time. I was also struck by its stylised composition and unconventional way of telling the story from which I read conflict, dissonance and vanity just as when I see my own reflection on the mirror. This got me into an idea of a girl who finds herself trapped into the mirror where her reflection rebels and exploits her. But also I was trying to get across the sense of prudence as parallel to the painting. The film resonates my contemplation from the painting and this particular phase of my life in which I walk through reflections of ‘what is real’ to get reach to the better place.
A piece inspired by Titian and workshop, An Allegory of Prudence,about 1550-65