Why are we so drawn to paintings of people? Babies seek out faces from the get-go. Is it any wonder? We're all endlessly fascinating.
Think about it.
You can view a mere portion of an individual, and, like some jigsaw puzzle, recognize where this bit fits in with that bit. A neck...an eye...a brow,...
a curl of hair...
We're all unique, and certain traits make us instantly recognizable. It's almost like those sentences that are jumbled, and yet you can still make sense of them:
"Aoccdrnig to rscheeach at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the lteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe."
"I was going to have cosmetic surgery, until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso." (--Rita Rudner)
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