“The absence of a response is what it is in mere objects or in expressionist paintings for example, that creates this feeling of something staring back at us.” – ANDRE VANTINO http://ift.tt/1A72zA4

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“It is not that God wished to conceal anything from our eyes. ..He simply disregarded our gaze. It was ..through this ..disregard for our gaze that God asserted his divine character.” – MIRAN BOZOVIC, GAZE + BODY IN EARLY MODERN PHILIOSOPHY [an atheist lacanian perspective with an introduction by Zizek3]

“through a window ..Stella watches the marriage of her daughter, observing the harmonious paradise of a wealthy family from which she is excluded.” – The illusion ..is ..thàt by excluding oneself (the disturbing excess) ..the picture will be that of a harmonious Whole.

– SLAVOJ ZIZEK