I thought this was a great essay from a few years ago. It is called “Faces and Images”. This is a must-read for those who are interested in the history, psychology, and philosophy of face recognition.
The fact is that faces are everywhere in our lives. They’re the ones that get us to laugh, smile, cry, and yes, even eat! Even the way we speak is a face to us. It affects what we look and how we interact with others. This is why I want everything to be as easy as possible to look at, because I know it will make a difference.
In a lot of ways, our facial structure is a representation of our identity. A face is what sets us apart from other people. Not everyone has a strong face, so what happens is we unconsciously choose the identity that we want to be. We pick our faces and how we look at others, and we don’t look at them directly, so we can’t see the expressions of others. This is why I think we can change our facial structure at will if we want to.
I have also noticed that people who are looking at the same person will often find themselves looking slightly different. I know that there are many people who do this, but I think it is because we are constantly trying to look at someone we think is similar, rather than who we are. For example, if I am running and I see a person in close proximity to me, I might think that they are the same person, but actually I am not. I see them slightly differently.
This is something that all of us (and our pets) have seen. I’ve had to remind myself that people don’t always look the same and we do change, but not in a way that makes them look the same. For example, I’ve been told I look like my father, but that is not necessarily true.
What I am saying is that what we call our genetic makeup does not always look the same. For example, our eyes may look alike, but we do have very different faces. And people who look like our parents tend to have very different faces. This is due to our genetics, environment, and the way in which we look at the world.
Also, what I mean by shapes images is that Ive seen a lot of artists make their paintings look similar to one another. It is not always the case, however. There are artists who are masters of their own styles who have not been influenced by others.
That’s true. Look for some of the same styles and artists, but also check out the differences in style. Some have a more abstract style, and some a more realistic. Both are valid. The more realistic images could come from a more realistic environment, and the more abstract could come from a more abstract environment. Even though the same artists have worked on both types of images, the differences between the two are still there.
It makes sense. Look for the same image of a person in a different dress or poses, but it may also be a slightly different image of the same person in different dress or poses.
The more realistic images may come from a more realistic environment, where the artists have thought about things more deeply. The more abstract images may come from an environment where there aren’t many stylistic differences. Of course, as you can imagine, the more abstract images will be far more difficult to paint.