From Mona Lisa to the Fallen Angel, from Medusa to Van Gogh’s self-portrait, artists have used the eyes to display emotions in their paintings. As the windows to the soul, the eyes are generally the most expressive features found in paintings.
Combined with her smile, for instance, Mona Lisa‘s thoughts and mood have been the subject of many of art discussion throughout history. When looking at the painting of the Fallen Angel, we note that his eyes reflect the torturous anguish he must have felt at being thrown into Hell.
Leonardo da Vinci and Alexandre Cabanel paid much attention to detail when painting the eyes in their famous paintings.
Other artists like M-97 and Pierre-Auguste Renoir are just as famous for their attentions to detail when painting the windows to the soul.