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Mona Lisa Gaze Principle

Abraham Tamir*

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000112

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    • Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

    *Corresponding author: Abraham Tamir, Emeritus Professor of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Received: April 24, 2017   Published: May 25, 2017

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People looking at Mona Lisa, the famous artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci, believe that she looks at them from every direction they look at her. However in a survey the author has conducted, that has never been done before, 500 people were asked to look at her from right, front and left sides. The results were surprising and negate the well-known myth that Mona Lisa looks at the observer from all directions viewed. Only 65% confirmed that Mona Lisa gave back a look to them. In addition 93% confirmed that Mona Lisa was looking at them while observing at her from the right, 72% from the front and 78% from the left

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