in this image the photographer has used a macro lens to capture the detail and texture in the coral, there isn't a lot of color in it so that takes away some of the distraction so we focus more on the lines and imagine what it would feel like to touch it and feel it, which creates a lot more of interest in it. it gets the viewers senses flowing
Some elements in this "bohemian style room" (according to the OP) really remind me of some of the people's homes I visited in Turkey--I definitely want to keep that vibe in mind when I start decorating my place! More
I love this piece because of the body structure and the profile its in. I also like the idea that the face looks incomplete, like it's not really finished yet. I look and this and think, this guy is not really there; he is incomplete. linking to the hidden message which Jenny Saville uses in her artwork.