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M Smoking

M Smoking

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Concept of Beauty | 0 comments

As a female teenager living in a society where smoking is strongly discouraged, this image reminds me of how ideals of beauty can be specific to a time and place, and are ever evolving. It makes me question with unease how much my environment shapes my own perceptions of what is desirable in the here and now, and how unaware I could be of this...

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Abnormal Beauty Black

Abnormal Beauty Black

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Concept of Beauty | 0 comments

My interest was piqued by this artist’s refreshing take on the cliched ‘hearts and flowers’ concept and I think using the organs in their raw fleshiness gives depth to the integrity of love symbols and matters of the heart. Steve Poxson’s trademark is to effectively inject his images with an unconventional twist in and I feel he...

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rest

rest

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Concept of Beauty | 0 comments

The peaceful pose of the older female speaks to me of the journey of awareness and growth of oneself through life and womanhood; a maturity of mind and body that perhaps allows for a serenity and greater self acceptance in later life. I find a certain calmness and reassurance in this concept.

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deliverance

deliverance

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Concept of Beauty | 0 comments

For me, this image captures the intimacy of the impenetrable world of childish play and the joy and spontaneity in their antics. The collective pleasure of a moment cooling in mudwater and their physical ease in interacting reminds me of the unspoken delight of carefree early friendships and evokes in me a nostalgia for this time.

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fun

fun

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Concept of Beauty | 0 comments

I found this image to have a certain ‘shock-factor’ with the little girl in pink (with her panda bear in pink) adorning a war gas mask. Such a striking juxtaposition perverts an otherwise joyful playtime painting and makes me reflect on how symbols of the harsh and violent adult world could have impinged upon my own childhood innocence in...

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untitled work

untitled work

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Concept of Beauty | 0 comments

This is a fun close up which brings to mind the lighthearted moments we share with family and friends and the simple comical pleasures in pulling faces and being consumed with bouts of laughter. I think the ruby red of the lips speaks to me of the warmth and richness of those special moments of mirth and teasing that has been integral to shaping my sense...

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