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enter image description hereIn art, what do we call a painting within a painting being painted by a painter painting the painting who is also painting himself?

I mean sth like this picture:

  • In literature it's known as self-reflexive. – Hot Licks Jan 13 '18 at 20:38
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The usual name is the Droste effect:

the effect of a picture recursively appearing within itself

  • I love the Addams cartoon set in the barber-shop with parallel mirrors giving multiple reflections of the man in the chair. With image number 5 rather incongruous. – Edwin Ashworth Jan 13 '18 at 14:57
  • I added a picture. Please look at the picture inwhich the painter is painting himself while he is painting a painting of himself. – user213464 Jan 17 '18 at 7:04
  • its still Drosteian, recursive or fractalian - the basic idea is the same! – JMP Jan 18 '18 at 10:54

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