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What is Beauty? Final Project Dee-Dee-SlideshareFinal
What is Beauty? Final Project Dee-Dee-SlideshareFinal
What is Beauty? Final Project Dee-Dee-SlideshareFinal
What is Beauty? Final Project Dee-Dee-SlideshareFinal
What is Beauty? Final Project Dee-Dee-SlideshareFinal
What is Beauty? Final Project Dee-Dee-SlideshareFinal
What is Beauty? Final Project Dee-Dee-SlideshareFinal
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  • 1. WHAT IS BEAUTY? Featuring Art from the Louvre Museum Art 101 Dee-Dee Collins
  • 2. Definition: “ the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit” Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary Online
  • 3. Cosmetic Spoon Egyptian Antiquities: New Kingdom, late Eighteenth Dynasty
  • 4. Cosmetic Spoon Egyptian Antiquities: New Kingdom, late Eighteenth Dynasty <ul><li>This piece of art is interesting because of its variety of visual elements and principles of design. One of the strongest visual elements is the artist’s use of lines. The actual lines in the necklace and the bowl of the swimmer create actual texture while adding shape. Contour lines are also present throughout, creating the organic shaping of the head, feet, breasts, and buttocks. Additionally, the horizontal positioning of this swimmer guides the eyes of the viewer to further examine the form of this beautiful figure. While years may have erased some of the intensity of color, remnants of the traditionally used black coloring remain. In regards to design, bilateral symmetry is evident. However, it seems that this figure somewhat departs from the usual Egyptian canon of proportions creating more distortion with elongated arms, legs, and feet. It is this variation that amplifies the beauty in this work of art. </li></ul>
  • 5. Woman with a Mirror Italian Paintings: Tiziano Vecellio, known as TITIAN Venice, 1576-Oil on Canvas <ul><li>The painting, “Woman with a Mirror” is beautiful for more than one reason. Titian’s use of colors helps to draw the viewer’s eyes to the woman. The use of the color white close to her pale skin, when coupled with the accent of the black dress, creates a halo glow. This gives the woman a sense of purity and innocence. Additionally, the inclusion of analogous coloring of the woman’s hair adds to the beauty of the painting. Furthermore, the use of dark colors and shading (at the top of the painting, with the man, and in the mirror) adds to the artist’s design. These elements put emphasis on the woman thus making her the focal point of the painting. </li></ul>
  • 6. Head of a female statue of the “idol with crossed arms” type Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: Circa 2700-2300 BC, Louvre Museum <ul><li>The beauty of this Greek, marble idol is its lack of detail. While contour lines are evident in the creation of this woman, the use of curvilinear geometric shapes makes the figure cold and lifeless. Although it is difficult to determine this female’s actual mass, the head does appear to have bilateral symmetry. The lack of facial features makes the nose of this figure the focal point and most beautiful feature. </li></ul>
  • 7. Nathalie de Laborde Augustin Pajou, Paris 1789, Louvre Museum <ul><li>Pajou truly captured the beauty of his subject in this sculpture. His use of lines creates lifelike texture in the hair and facial features. For instance, vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines in the hair give it a sense of movement and texture. Additionally, the volume and asymmetrical balance of the hair accurately displays this young woman’s youthful vigor and adds to its realistic quality. </li></ul>
  • 8. MUSEUM LAYOUT ENTRANCE EXIT
  • 9. Definition of Beauty: “ the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit” Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary Online
  • 10. What is beauty? <ul><li>One only has to visit a magazine rack at a local bookstore to find out that the world’s definition of beauty is varied. As the previous, thematically similar art shows, mankind has sought to define beauty using various mediums since the beginning of time. For example, “Cosmetic Spoon” displays an Egyptian woman’s curvy figure. “Woman in the Mirror” shows us the dewy skin of an Italian woman peering at her own reflection, while “Natalie de Laborde” shows a young Parisian woman just beginning to see what life has to offer. Lastly, “Head of a female statue of the “idol with crossed arms”” allows us to fill in the blanks of beauty in this Greek work of art. Although these four works differ, the use of design elements such as line, color, shape, and texture provides the continuity needed to discuss what we see. These elements in combination with the principals of design give us an agreed upon language in the midst of are varied feelings about beauty. Consequently, even though beauty still lies in the eyes of the beholder, this exhibit will help all to see that beauty has no timeline or specific geographic location. </li></ul>

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