Fluidity of Beauty and Beyond

Beauty, as a very ancient aesthetic concept can be found in most languages, in relation to the body and to artefacts. It’s especially used in reference to sexual bodies – refer to Greek mythology. The standard of beauty is essentially a variable standard of what it means to be attractive that is contingent on the feminine beauty ideals that are present in a given culture. 

In the modern society, the feminine beauty ideals the socially constructed notion that physical attractiveness is one of women’s most important assets, and were known, yet are still in the majority times are recognised as something all women should strive to achieve and maintain. 

This terminology of pressure to conform to a certain definition of ‘beautiful’ can have psychological effects, such as depression, eating disorders, and low self-esteem, starting from an adolescent age and continuing into adulthood. 

This image reinterpreted a few representational works by surrealism photographer Man Ray back in the early 20th century, which demonstrate a conflicting aesthetic appeal from a contemporary point of view.