Abstract

People looking at Mona Lisa, the famous artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci, believe that she looks at them from every direction they will 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. What they see from all sides is demonstrated at the top of the figure. An additional study of the above results leads to the conclusion that each portrait in a two-dimensional picture will observe at you from each direction, and this is if you indeed felt that the portait was looking at you from a certain direction. And indeed also Einstein, as observed from the pictures photographed from all directions - center, left and front - is always looking at the observer.

How to Cite
TAMIR, Abraham. Mona Lisa Gaze Principle. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 2, july 2010. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/18>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2019.