There’s a popular saying that eyes are “the window to the soul.” But did you know that the same goes for our behinds? More or less. Karolis Strautniekas is a Lithuanian illustrator who specializes in the art of depicting people and places from behind.
His illustrations, titled “Portraits from Behind”, involve people engaging in a variety of acts in different settings, such as a fellow watching a building burn to the ground. They all have one thing in common: the characters are facing away, leaving the artist only a back to paint. A strong atmosphere of suspense takes hold of the viewer as he tries to make sense of the picture. This attempt only proves that the illustration’s charm lies in the mystery of not knowing what is beyond the eyes and in the soul.