Paintings with Eye Patches

To the right of our main circulation desk here at UIUC, hangs this painting vernacularly titled "Guy with Eye Patch." Eye-patch paintings exist, I think, in alignment with statues wearing glasses, in that the easily removable optical gear is preserved for posterity.

And having found many more eye-patch photos and paintings online, I think I'll have to blog/think about this more. In the case of the eye patch, I understand why the patch would be part of the painting; in the case of glasses, I still think it's goofy.


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