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feral

feral

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

Drama and flair are my adjectives of choice in describing the salient attributes of this portrait. There is a swan-like allure to the girl who sits proudly and the bold brushstrokes give her quite a commanding presence. Her demure but striking uniqueness reminds me of the worth of individuality and dignity in self-expression.

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poodles

poodles

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

These canines made me smile, but my first reaction was that they were painted toys and not real animals. The jaunty hairstyles and almost garishly colored features bring to mind the rituals and processes imposed upon women cross-culturally to achieve norms of beauty ideals, and how this bearing impacts upon my peer group and I.

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“untitled”

“untitled”

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

I admit that my initial reaction of repulsion to this painting makes it an unlikely selection for this exhibit. However, exploration is my quest, and in this case I seek to find buried beauty under features of conventional ugliness. I remain undecided on my verdict…

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flowers

flowers

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

This cheerful array of color merges both natural and man-made floral presentations in a bizarre amalgamation that hints at a momentous underlying prophecy. In our time of accelerating technological advances, Hilary Pecis cleverly highlights future uncertainties regarding the tussle of technology and biology, a topic which is very relevant to my generation...

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Skin Identity

Skin Identity

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

A simple magnification of a hand draws the eye to the complexity and texture of the interweaving etchings of age that form a mesmerizing view. I like this challenge to the ‘youth is beautiful’ adage that has been fed to and embodied by our society, and it evokes a little sadness in me at how narrow minded we can all be at times.

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bluebird

bluebird

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

The artist is interested in how we see animals, and see ourselves as animals and I feel a sense of these distinctions by the sharp and direct stare of the bird who almost seems to make meaningful eye contact with me as an equal. The rich plumage and strong grip on his prey makes an arresting stance that brings the natural world a little closer to my own...

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