Friday, January 16, 2015

Eyes with Open Shutters - Windows to the Soul: Vivian Maier, Gwen John.

After finding Vivian Maier, I found Gwen John - in a book, peering at me through her own self portrait... with a look similar to that of Vivian. In fact, the look was so similar I had to compare Vivan's self-photographed portraits online - against Gwen's painted portraits. What, I wondered, was this feeling of recognition... what prompted it - not necessarily the eyes, the nose, the mouth. Perhaps then it might be, more than outward appearance, something emanating from within. Shared sentiments or hypotheses or conclusions.