The Senses 3; Vision

28 Mar
Senses 3 C Vision

The Senses 3; Vision


I could start with the words “The eye is the window of the soul” but, for a change, I won’t. But I am fascinated by the visual component of art.

The eye provides a way to look directly at the brain of an individual because it is an extension of the brain to the surface as it were. When a physician or optician looks at the fundus of your eye using an ophthalmoscope, they are looking directly at your brain. Here is the connection between one person and the next. When you look deep into the eyes of another you are looking past the surface at the person to the inside. By contrast, if someone is avoiding you they won’t look into your eyes. The eye is so important showing the inner feelings and those sculptures with flat eyes like many Greek sculptures have lost their expressivity. The eye is also spiritual, it expresses the personality. A picture of an eye isolated as in my image expresses secretiveness.

Quality of vision of course affects the painter – the shimmering effect of Monet’s waterlilies, his broad brush-strokes are thought to be due to the blurry effect caused by his cataracts with yellowing and darkening of the lens. Similarly Degas nudes became blurry as his eyesight deteriorated that the paintings have lost all their detail becoming significantly more abstract as he developed retinal disease, likely macular degeneration.

In this image I have tried to express both the physical and spiritual components of vision using a mélange of colour, texture, and form, in the centre is the eye which reflects the view from my home, and a wedge-tail eagle breaking free from the surface of the cornea



8 Responses to “The Senses 3; Vision”

  1. Playamart - Zeebra Designs March 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    100 percent brilliant!  of course i love this one!  the colors are great, as is the design, and the material that you share – wow.. thanks so much!

    any talk of el nino affecting your weather over there?   we’re watching the ocean’s temps and hoping that the bad little boy goes back to his corner and leaves us alone!


    • Xraypics March 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

      Many thanks for your comment once again I had great fun with this picture. We are expecting the return of el nino with dryer weather – droughts over the next couple of years – this on top of already extremely dry weather conditions. Lots of farmers gone bust. Australia is the driest continent in the world and boy, do we feel it. Cheers, Tony

      • Playamart - Zeebra Designs March 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

        [el nino is a bit cruel to send torrential rains in one direction while withholding rain from others.
        i should probably stuck up on supplies just in case…

        thanks for the feedback\1

  2. t smith knowles March 29, 2014 at 7:35 am #

    this is exceptional…………..way beyond…………..stopped me in my tracks…wonderful…

    • Xraypics March 29, 2014 at 7:39 am #

      Thankyou so much. I don;t know what to say, but I’m really glad you enjoyed it. Tony

  3. rabirius April 2, 2014 at 1:17 am #

    This is brilliant!

  4. DG MARYOGA April 11, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    So intricately created !!! That’s real Art,my friend !
    All the best, Doda

    • Xraypics April 11, 2014 at 11:02 am #

      Thanks a lot! I enjoyed making it. Tony

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