Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A face

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind?
Pablo Picasso

4 comments:

Luisa Santos said...

A face is a mirror. You can tell a lot about someone by looking at his/her face. But mostly when you know the person. You begin to understand the traces of a smile, the traces of an hidden nostalgia. the curiosity in the eyes. you can tell a lot, even when you don't know him / her :) in this case, as I know the portrayed one, I can tell a lot a bout his expression :) but even if I didn't know him, I guess I could tell some things. of course it would be more likely I would be wrong... hmmm, not sure if all these make any sense...

Luisa Santos said...

(I forgot to say, the match is great as always, one that makes me think and question) :)

thinker said...

Glad you like the match Luisa.
Yes, i guess faces are readable sometimes, especially if we know the face and its owner well:) But there is also truth in the quote by Pierre Corneille: "The face is often only a smooth imposter."

Luisa Santos said...

yes, very true. in special, at first sight. but yes, certainly in many cases.