Sunday, December 18, 2005

Another Iraq Election Photograph

Courtesy of Netzeitung, (Hat tip: Misunderestimated Germans):

What has this person experienced in life? What are her feelings at this moment captured by the camera? An entire novel is encompassed by this one face!

I doubt Leonardo could ever paint this, though perhaps Goya could. I invite not only psychologists but art analysts and historians to leave their own comments.

Addendum, 12/19/05

It is interesting to contrast this photo with the one I blogged from the January election. The feelings of the young lady are easy to guess, despite the fact that only one eye, one finger, and one tear are visible. But this old woman, despite the fact that we see all of her face, is far more difficult to interpret. Strange.

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