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1 IDEAL BEAUTY a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, esp. the sight the qualities in a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or the mind satisfying one's conception of what is perfect; most suitable existing only in the imagination; desirable or perfect but not likely to become a reality. exactly right, perfect for a particular purpose, situation, or person

2 Polykleitos His general aim was clarity, balance, and completeness; his sole medium of communication the naked body of an athlete, standing poised between movement and repose" Kenneth Clark observed. SPEAR BEARER 440 BCE The renowned Greek sculptor Polykleitos designed a sculptural work as a demonstration of his written treatise, entitled the "Kanon" (or Canon, translated as "measure" or "rule"),Polykleitos designed a sculptural work as a demonstration of his written treatise, entitled the "Kanon" (or Canon, translated as "measure" or "rule"), exemplifying what he considered to be the perfectly harmonious and balanced proportions of the human body in the sculpted form.

3 Lysippos The Scraper 330 BCE Commentators noted his grace and elegance, and the symmetria or coherent balance of his figures, which were leaner than the ideal represented by Polykleitos and with proportionately smaller heads, giving them the impression of greater height. He was famous for his attention to the details of eyelids and toenails.

4 Women and Goddesses Aphrodite: depicting the essence of the love- goddessher body. And thus the business of the sculpture was to reveal essences (the essence of beauty, womanhood, manhood, etc.); yet, being a goddess, she still had to maintain her distance, hence the ethereal S-curve, the dreamy, sideways glance, and her modest gesture=> constructing the onlooker as a voyeur Does something/someone that is beautiful have to be perfect?

5 Praxiteles He was the first to sculpt the nude female form in a life-size statue His sculptures were known for their feminine Grace and sensual flesh Aphrodite of Cnidus BCE

6 Dying Niobid, c BC, Rome Museo Nazionale 59 inches

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9 Plato believed, among other things that relative beauty only exists when you compare objects to each other. If some aspect of an object is beautiful, the whole object is beautiful. After further consideration, Plato came up the most logical of all the philosophies, that beauty cannot be defined. Plato believed that beauty provokes pleasure. c428 – 348 BCE

10 In the earliest times, it was Socrates that first explored the definition of beauty, he felt that aesthetics was a form of purity BCE

11 What role does morality/goodness play in beauty?

12 Aristotle hypothesized that the senses most prone to recognizing beauty are sight and hearing. c BCE DO YOU THINK BEAUTY IS EXPERIENCED BY ALL OF THE SENSES?

13 Are our ideas about beauty something we learn?

14 Mursi women are famous for wearing large plates in their lower lips, a sign of endurance, maturity and therefore beauty among the community Read more at com/featured/insane-tribal-body- modifications/14365?image=3#Bb OK1zCCJAE7igHH.99 com/featured/insane-tribal-body- modifications/14365?image=3#Bb OK1zCCJAE7igHH.99

15 Indonesian Tribal women are Considered more beautiful if they Have their teeth sharpened to Points and it is said to also Maintain the balance between Body and soul.

16 Women of the Kayan tribes identify themselves by their forms of dress. Women of the Kayan Lahwi tribe are well known for wearing neck rings, brass coils that are placed around the neck, appearing to lengthen it.

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18 BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER ? Why / Why not? Are there any universal beauty factors? Margaret Wolfe Hungerford (née Hamilton), who wrote many books, often under the pseudonym of 'The Duchess'. In Molly Bawn, 1878, there's the line "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", which is the earliest citation that I can find in print.

19 The concrete and simple Greek concept of beauty was enlarged by Plotinus. He rejected beauty as being merely a formal property. He describes beauty as not just symmetry, but rather as a quality that moves us. Does something that is beautiful evoke emotion?

20 As Roger Scruton writes in his recent book, Beauty (2009): In the realm of art, beauty is an object of contemplation, not desire. Agree or Disagree?

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23 BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER ? Why / Why not? Margaret Wolfe Hungerford (née Hamilton), who wrote many books, often under the pseudonym of 'The Duchess'. In Molly Bawn, 1878, there's the line "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", which is the earliest citation that I can find in print.

24 Golden rectangle and Fibonacci spiral 5:8

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28 What is the difference between someone that Is beautiful and someone that is hot?

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30 In the 18th century the broader concept of aesthetics was first established by British philosophers. Art and beauty were now defined based on the experience of the perceiver. As Roger Scruton writes in his recent book, Beauty (2009): In the realm of art, beauty is an object of contemplation, not desire. Agree or Disagree?

31 WHAT DO THESE TWO WOMEN HAVE IN COMMON?

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34 Barbies head would be 2 inches larger than the average American womans and 6 inches larger than her own waist. Read more Although shes long been considered the universal ideal for a womans figure, an analysis of her doll-size shape in proportion to a fully grown woman shows Barbie is anatomically impossible and would be reduced to walking on all fours and incapable of lifting anything.

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39 REAL LIFE BARBIE AND KEN

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42 Do you think beauty provides economic advantages?

43 Dove Beauty Project

44 David Hume's Essays, Moral and Political, 1742, include: "Beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them."

45 Resources https://recapturingbeauty.byu.edu/topics/timeline.php


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