Staring Contest

It's all about the eyes today! The subject of thousands of songs, poems and artworks, they are endlessly fascinating. Here are some renditions of our precious eyeballs...

Eye sculpture, Chicago

Charles Eames with Picasso's eyes

Image by Robert Doisneau, April 1953

Eye Benches, 1997 by Louise Bourgeois

The locust eye brooch, a 19th century trend of having a painting of your lover's eye in a locket or brooch