David's Eyes

Noah talks to Marc Levoy, a computer scientist at Stanford University, who spent a year scanning Michaelangelo sculptures in Italy. He discovered that the eyes in the famous David sculpture are looking in two different directions. He says Michaelangelo used this "trick," so David could have a typical Roman profile from one perspective.

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