Lens-Artists Challenge – The Eyes Have It

I tried to think outside the box on this one. I don’t have many portraits, I shy away from people, either side of the camera. But the eyes do have it, all the time. Maybe that is why they are so difficult to represent, there’s a soul behind them that is not easy to capture. Nevertheless, we keep on trying.

I’ve decided to start with possibly the most famous eyes of ancient times: the Seated Scribe. This amazing sculpture can be found in the Louvre. There’s so many impressive Egyptian artifacts there but nothing has the power of this one. The eyes, they’re looking at you, they are almost real. The amount of work and creativity put into these eyes shows their significance even back then.

The following eyes are there to distract you, to lead you where they want you to go. I like the fact that neither of these masks show the real eyes of its wearer.

Finally, the eyes of animals. From the reluctant mallard to my dear Highland Coos and bees, so used they almost seem to be posing, eye to eye.

Tina sets this massive challenge with a beautiful and creative post. Show us your eye-catching moments or even just eyes, like my post. If you’re joining us this week, please link to Tina’s original post and use the Lens-Artists tag so we can easily find you. A big thanks Sylvia for guest hosting last weeks challenge. It showed the love for doors is amongst us 🙂

Next week we’ll continue the Lens-Artists’ summer tradition of inviting several talented guest hosts to present our July challenges.  We’re sharing their themes in advance and hoping you’ll join us in the coming weeks.  They are:

July 02 – Aletta Crouse of Now at Home is focusing on Treasures.

July 09 – Jez Braithwaite of Photos by Jez is Seeing Double.

July 16 – Andre of My Blog–Solaner is thinking about Summer Vibes.

July 23 – Tracy, who posts at Reflections of an Untidy Mind, has chosen Surrealism.

July 30 – Sarah Wilkie, who hosts Travel with Me, asks you to share Three Favorite Images.

We invite you to check out their diverse and interesting blogs and hope you’ll join us throughout July. The Lens-Artists team will be back in August with Anne.

Posted for Tina’s Lens-Artists Challenge

23 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge – The Eyes Have It

  1. Loved your examples Sofia and yes, definitely some creative thinking on this one. It’s pretty amazing that the eyes of the opening statue are still so very definitive and colorful! And I do love those highland cows!

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  2. For decades I‘m admiring the artistry of the ancient Egyptian sculptors. Millennia ago they were already able to create so wonderful portraits out of stone, gypsum, and paint. And their artistry is still in good shape. They really had a profund knowledge. Thanks for reminding us to their work, Sofia 👍

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