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The Mona Lisa: the look looked-at Leonard Stone

The Mona Lisa: the look looked-at

Leonard Stone

Published September 12th 2013
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28 pages
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The gaze or look in the history of western art is the realisation of the other through the look. In order to comprehend the magnitude of an other’s gaze, a specific skhēma is contoured that references Jean-Paul Sartre above all others but also suchMoreThe gaze or look in the history of western art is the realisation of the other through the look. In order to comprehend the magnitude of an other’s gaze, a specific skhēma is contoured that references Jean-Paul Sartre above all others but also such thinkers as de Beauvoir, Hegel, and Nietzsche. As such, paintings and sculptures are understood in this enquiry as extensions of being- that is, chosen cultural projections of Self bounded by art, as upsurge of creative human being in a universe that primarily exists as a human one – the universe of human subjectivity.As the existence of the other in consciousness is constitutive of human being, the other is essential to an authentic understanding of the core focus of this work – that is, Leonardo da Vinci’s (1452–1519) Mona Lisa.