The human face is a masterpiece of communication technology that has many facial muscles to create emotions and transmit emotional states, set and regulate interaction. The mouth is the functional center of the face, the apparatus of verbalization, the eyes are the visual center – combine the hidden with the demonstrated, the inner state of a person with the external, express non-verbal thoughts. The lips, due to their exquisite sensitivity, become the most intimate part of the face.
Subtracting primary characteristic of a person from the portrait, leaving only the vision, human attention, the viewer’s attention, shifts from the image on the wall to the space in front of him, attention turns on himself, his physique, his behavior, his subverbal manifestations, emotions and facial expressions of his own emotional states.
This “removement” of emotions and emotional states became visible during quarantines, when communication from the live became virtual that is irritate somewhere on the periphery of attention – on the screen of a monitor and became perceived as another kind of online entertainment or “quick information”.