Lingering | eureka moments consisting of material conditions - as distance to object of study.

Damian Castro describes a fleeting condition among the Labrador Inuit when, during the hunt, a deer in pursuit by the hunter stops in its tracks and gazes back to meet the eyes of the Inuit. At this moment, the hunter sees the gaze of the hunted. Damian describes the moment as fleeting, characterized by lingering and wonderment. The phrase in Inuit includes allusion to catching the eye of the betrothed.

As suggested in these images taken at Tate Gallery, lingering entails a specific physical distance. In this case, the actual space that separates the bench where the viewer sits from the painting on the wall creates a condition of wonderment. Conditions of wonderment through lingering require physical distance between the subject and the object of wonder. The actual bench is about 8 paces by crude measurement to the art object. Stable viewing cannot be so close as to have paint partially obscure the portrait. The distance cannot be too far, or the details will recede into blur.

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