The Science of Creepy Paintings

Why do some old paintings have spooky eyes that seem to follow you around the room?

Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

We’ve all seen them before. I’m talking about those creepy paintings with eyes that seem to stare into our souls and follow us around the room. No, these paintings are most likely not haunted but they were deliberately painted by skilled artists in a very specific way.

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