2 Don’t worr y about contr olling the eye

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The com­po­si­tion doesn't con­trol the eye. The eye doesn't flow along con­tours, and it doesn’t move in ovals or spi­rals as many the­o­rists have claimed. Eye track­ing scan­path stud­ies show that the viewer’s eyes leap from one point of in­ter­est to another in rapid suc­ces­sion, about three times per sec­ond. View­ers grav­i­tate to faces or fig­ures – or cleav­age – wher­ever you place them in the com­po­si­tion. View­ers look at pic­tures in in­di­vid­ual ways, and it de­pends on how their minds have been primed by such things as ti­tles or cap­tions.

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