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Great batalay 2006-10-17 16:35

Hello David,

I love the image of the "Sri Lankan Eyes." Little can be done in improving it, but let me suggest one possibility to at least experiment.

I am a scientist and artist, and in a book I wrote about Leonardo entitled, "Math and the Mona Lisa." (, I explained a newly discovered principle. Christopher Tyler, a British psychologist/art-lover living in San Francisco discovered in 1998 that a vertically drawn, bisecting line passes through one eye, not the nose in portraits by the greatest masters -- So it is in the Mona Lisa. This principle is never taught in art schools; the talented artist discovers it independently! So if you were to go back to your original image, recrop it to put her right eye down the middle, I wonder how the image would look.

Your gallery is wonderful, and I am placing it among my "favorites."
Best wishes from Virginia.

Old 10-18-2006, 08:43 AM
banyanman banyanman is offline
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Default To batalay: Portrait principle

Hi Bulent,

Thanks for your critique. The principle of the positioning of the eye in the frame is very interesting. It is new to me, but I will try it next time I have a portrait image that I can crop to that form.

Cheers . . . David
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