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October 20th, 2015
Episode 308 of 489 episodes
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what if a person really is sort of ugly? Learn how to talk about it in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:06 Explanations: 3:08 Fast dialog: 17:46 Mona: How is the portrait coming along? Leonardo: I’m done with the sketches and I’m ready to start on the painting. Mona: This commission is quite a godsend for a new artist. If you do a good job with this portrait, you may get other commissions. Leonardo: It’s all the same to me. I paint them as I see them. Mona: Well, I hope not exactly as you see them. A portrait has to be flattering, doesn’t it? Leonardo: You mean I should downplay bulging eyes, hooked noses, and double chins? No way. That’s what makes each face distinctive. Mona: Maybe that isn’t the best way to think about it. Everybody has an image of themselves in their mind’s eye. You would just be capturing that image. Leonardo: I’m an artist, not a psychologist. If they have squinty eyes, ears that stick out, a weak chin, or thin lips, that’s what I’m going to paint. Mona: But this sketch shows a really prominent forehead and a receding hairline. Maybe you could just… Leonardo: No! I have to be true to my art. I’m not compromising. Mona: [sigh] I was just hoping you could finally make enough money to move off of my couch! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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