There is a Islamic story called "The Mirror". It tells about a king who called to his palace a group of painters from China and others from Byzantium comissioning them to decorate two walls that were facing each other by way of a contest. A curtain was brought between the two groups of competitors so they could not see what their opponents were doing. The Chinese tried to demonstrate their skills as painters, while the Greeks decided to sand and polish their wall. When both were finished the curtain was removed and evryone could admire the magnificent frescoes of the Chinese painters reflected on the opposite wall. The paintings of the Chinese seemed much more beautiful in the mirror of the Greeks.
Two of my paintings were related to this story. One was in the room with the dome, reflecting one of the octopus drawn by Rodrigo, the second one reflected the jellyfish drawings.