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18th Jul '17 4:03:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/NothingButTrouble'': A painting of a fat lady in Chris and Diane's guest room at the mansion has cut-out eyes that are used by Eldona to spy on them.
12th Jun '17 2:03:28 PM Moosedog
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* In ''Creator/Raymond Chandler'''s ''Literature/Nero Wolfe'' there is such a painting in Wolfe's study; in ''Creator/Randall Garrett'''s ''Literature/Lord Darcy'' novel "Too Man Magician's", that universe's Wolfe-expey, the Marquis de Londres, has a similar painting in his study.
24th May '17 10:29:48 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Room with a Feud" had Bloo spy on Peanut Butter through eyeholes on a poster of a basketball player.
4th May '17 10:33:46 AM Madrugada
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* Though no cases of this have been seen in real life, the "eyes following you" effect is often created when the subject of a painting is portrayed looking straight out of the frame. One example is the Mona Lisa.

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* Though no cases of this have been seen in real life, the "eyes following you" effect is often created when the subject of a painting is portrayed looking straight out of the frame. One example is the Mona Lisa.

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18th Apr '17 1:19:47 AM eroock
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See Also StandInPortrait.

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See Also also StandInPortrait.
26th Mar '17 3:34:12 AM Ingonyama
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%% * Happens with a statue in ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' as well.

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%% * Happens with a statue in ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' as well.''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''--except when the heroes look behind it, what they find is not a person watching them, but the Yeti monster, resulting in quite the JumpScare.
9th Mar '17 12:10:34 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'' episode "Rupert and Ottoline" showed a scene where the episode's villain looked through a peephole on a portrait.
17th Feb '17 12:08:04 AM CaptainTedium
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There also exists a variation on this trope where a good character ends up spying on the villains through an opening or openings in a wall that turns out to be an eyehole or eyeholes on a portrait from the other side of the wall.
17th Feb '17 12:00:45 AM CaptainTedium
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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' looked through the eyehole on a portrait of Jean Lafitte in the episode "Mardi Gras".
19th Jan '17 4:21:05 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{[MASK}}'' episode "Riddle of the Raven Master" had a scene where Scott Trakker looked through the eyeholes of a portrait from behind a wall.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{[MASK}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'' episode "Riddle of the Raven Master" had a scene where Scott Trakker looked through the eyeholes of a portrait from behind a wall.
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