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September 20, 2013

The Serious and the Smirk: The Smile in Portraiture


It is a kind of magic: when you first glimpse her, she appears to be issuing a wanton invitation, so alive is the smile. But when you look again, and the sfumato clears in focus, she seems to have changed her mind about you. - See more at: http://publicdomainreview.org/2013/09/18/the-serious-and-the-smirk-the-smile-in-portraiture/#sthash.4JVa1u9F.dpuf | The Public Domain Review

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 20, 2013 8:43 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Do we have to overanalyze every freekin’ thing to a bloody death?

Just enjoy the beauty of it. Full stop.

Posted by: tim at September 20, 2013 5:06 AM

The eyes say no.

Posted by: BillH at September 20, 2013 7:24 AM

Oh tim, I absolutely guarantee you that is exactly what you do. Far and away, the most important attribute of every woman you know or meet, is whether she smiles at you, and how. And you are constantly calibrating your actions to keep those smiles coming. (Well, as long as ambition still burns within you.) When a woman smiles at you ... just so, you don't even notice, or care to, all the other trivial bits.

That is Da Vinci's genius. He captured the ... forever moment, when your fate teeters on the knife-edge.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at September 20, 2013 11:34 PM

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