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By Hanneke Grootenboer

The finish of the eighteenth century observed the beginning of a brand new craze in Europe: tiny pictures of unmarried eyes that have been exchanged through fanatics or kinfolk. Worn as brooches or pendants, those minuscule eyes served a similar emotional want as extra traditional mementoes, equivalent to lockets containing a coil of a enjoyed one’s hair. the style lasted just a couple of many years, and via the early 1800s eye miniatures had light into oblivion. Unearthing those images in Treasuring the Gaze, Hanneke Grootenboer proposes that the craze for eye miniatures—and their abrupt disappearance—reveals a knot within the unfolding of the background of vision.
 
Drawing on Alois Riegl, Jean-Luc Nancy, Marcia Pointon, Melanie Klein, and others, Grootenboer unravels this knot, gaining knowledge of formerly unseen styles of having a look and techniques for displaying. She indicates that eye miniatures painting the subject’s gaze instead of his or her eye, making the recipient of the souvenir an particular beholder who's forever watched. those valuable pix continually go back the appearance they obtain and, as such, they bring a reciprocal mode of viewing that Grootenboer calls intimate imaginative and prescient. Recounting tales approximately eye miniatures—including the position one performed within the scandalous affair of Mrs. Fitzherbert and the Prince of Wales, a portrait of the captivating eye of Lord Byron, and the loss and longing included in crying eye miniatures—Grootenboer exhibits that intimate imaginative and prescient brings the gaze of one other deep into the guts of personal experience.
 
With a bunch of attention-grabbing imagery from this eccentric and often forgotten but deeply deepest memento, Treasuring the Gaze presents new insights into the paintings of miniature portray and the style of portraiture.

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