Gaze, Curiosity, Voyerism

Left: Nicolas Maes- The Eavesdropper-1657 Dutch Golden Age-oil on canvas

Private life becomes a public life, a product for consumption, a spectacle. LEFT: Nicolas Maes, The Eavesdropper, 1657 Dutch Golden Age, oil on canvas. RIGHT: Romance of the Western Chamber: Oriele reads a letter from scholar Zhang, 1638 Japan, woodblock print

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