Beauty Is Relative

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Beauty Is Relative

  1. 1. December 2009 01/12/2009
  2. 2. Content 01/12/2009 <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Body sizes ideals </li></ul><ul><li>Body mutilations </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Voltaire’s quote 01/12/2009 “ Ask a toad what is beauty? He will answer: A female with two great round eyes coming out of her little head, a large fat mouth, a yellow belly and a brown back.” --- Voltaire ---
  4. 4. Voltaire’s quote 01/12/2009
  5. 5. My criterions are not yours ! 01/12/2009
  6. 6. Beauty is relative 01/12/2009 <ul><li>People in every culture have always sought to change the natural appearance of their bodies. </li></ul><ul><li>They reshape and sculpt their bodies. </li></ul><ul><li>These customs are diverse and particular to a culture at a specific period of time. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Body sizes ideals 01/12/2009 In some parts of Africa (Cameroon, Mauritania,…) Obesity is sexy.
  8. 8. Body sizes ideals 01/12/2009 In the Western World, Thinness is sexy. Berk…
  9. 9. Body “mutilations” 01/12/2009 <ul><li>Piercing - Perforation </li></ul><ul><li>Tattooing </li></ul><ul><li>Scarification </li></ul><ul><li>Insertion of foreign bodies or materials </li></ul><ul><li>Compression </li></ul><ul><li>Distention </li></ul><ul><li>Enlargement </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic surgery </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Padaung women 01/12/2009 Ringed Neck Stretching (Myanmar)
  11. 11. The Mursi women 01/12/2009 Disked Lip Stretching (Ethiopia)
  12. 12. The Chinese women 01/12/2009 Foot Binding (Old custom)
  13. 13. A European 19 th century Fashion 01/12/2009 Corsets and Wasp Waist
  14. 14. A 20 th /21 st century Fashion 01/12/2009 Plastic Surgery… Jocelyn Wildenstein Michael Jackson A Picasso-like Plastic Surgery (lol)
  15. 15. Beauty of Mona-Lisa 01/12/2009
  16. 16. Beauty of Mona-Lisa 01/12/2009 http://www.naz.edu:9000/~bio226w/cultural/cultures/BodyAlterations.htm http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/71151/body-modifications-and-mutilations http://www.megamonalisa.com/ References:

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