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All portraits the eyes are really big and open but are lacking life giving the impression that the subject is mentally not there whereas physically the subjects eyes are looking straight ahead a good example can be noted in Freuds work entitled Girl With a White Doggy The subjects mouth is also rather big and throughout most of Freuds works the subject have their mouths closed adding to the stillness in nature Some hint of a sexual connotation is noted as Freud draws in the subject in Girl With a White Doggy with one bare breast The subject clearly marks the breast with her hand Often one can pay attention to very small obscure details that can lead to the personalities of his subjects In Girl With a White Doggy we notice a very small ring on the womans finger This could lead to her being a wife or a mother perhaps After one notices these little details one can look again at the face and collect more information from the expressions in the subjects face In this works case we see the subject may have suffered a loss in her family life since her still and daydream face gives us the impression that the character is miserableOne thing that is very important as well in reference to the eyes the artist makes it a point to show the character deliberately looking at the viewer or having the eyes deliberately hidden In the work Strange Bedfellows the subject is covering her eyes masking them from the viewer Going back to Girl With a White Doggy we can see clearly the subject is close to staring the viewer right in the eyes However Freud still leaves the eyes lifeless so whether or not the subject is staring at the viewer he or she knows the subject is somewhere else in his or her mindOne of Freuds Self-Portraits shows however that Freud may not have had the
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