Eyes & Art

Apples and Oranges

Glasses are officially IN!   I don’t think anyone would disagree with that point.  Frame styles from yesteryear are mounting huge comebacks (kind of like those golf shirts with the little crocodiles on them).  Fortunately, the lens optics of yesteryear are history………..or maybe not……….. Prescription glasses are heavily advertised at extremely cheap prices on TV, … Continue reading

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You’re Talking To Me With Your Eyes

It’s been said that eyes have an ability to speak without the need for words.   This concept was popular in the art genre even prior to the Renaissance proper, when artists made great strides in mastering the eyes of their subjects to convey desired emotions.   The Mona Lisa is the quintessential “smirker” as … Continue reading

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da Vinci

“The eyes are the gateway to the soul.” Was Herman Melville simply stating the obvious with this famous quote, or was he onto something a bit more – for lack of a less Woody Allen-esque term – metaphysical? Whatever the case may be, staring at the Mona Lisa today probably has an equally stirring yet … Continue reading

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