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22 April 2008
Notice how the eyes follow you around the room
The phenomenon of the eyes in a portrait "following" the viewer as he/she walks by in an art gallery has been known for generations. A numberofarticles have been written about this, and the classic example cited in Hals' The Laughing Cavalier.
But the above photo illustrates the point even better, I think. It was taken several years ago, showing Hillary Clinton standing next to one of her celebrity supporters - Natalie Portman. Notice how those eyes follow you around the room...