Because Who Is Perfect?

It’s no secret that the smooth, plastic bodies staring out of store windows aren’t true physical replicas of the people who stare back at them. But there’s no reason they can’t be. Pro Infirmis, an organization for the disabled, created a series of mannequins based on real people with physical disabilities, working with individuals like Jasmine Rechsteiner, a Miss Handicap winner who has spine malformations, and Erwin Aljukić, an actor with brittle bone disease. The project’s title? “Because Who Is Perfect? Get Closer.”

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LINK: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/03/disabled-mannequins-video_n_4379586.html

 

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Melting Ceramics

When dropping a ceramic plate or cup we’ve all braced for the familiar sound of impact as the object explodes into a multitude of sharp fragments on the kitchen floor. Artist Livia Marin imagines a wholly different demise for ceramic bowls, cups and tea pots in this series of work titled Broken Things (2009) and Nomad Patterns (2012).
Inexplicably, each piece seems to melt onto a surface while strangely retaining its original printed pattern. The designs are actually a Willow Pattern motif, a pastiche of Chinese landscape decoration created by an English man in the 1790s “as if” it were Chinese. She adds via email that the objects “appear as staged somehow indeterminately between something that is about to collapse or has just been restored; between things that have been invested with the attention of care but also have the appearance of a ruin.”

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Link: http://liviamarin.com/

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Boudoir Disability

Valentina Tomirotti – Disability journalist – and Micaela Zuliani – professional photographer – wanted Boudoir Disability as a blog area and showcase images of disabled people who want to show their sexy appearance in spite of a body not perfect or simply not considered thi .

Boudoir Disability so strongly affirms that even an imperfect body is able to convey the passions, desires and emotions so as emotionally involved as any other.

 

LINK: http://www.disabilidoc.it/2016/02/10/sexy-si-scrive-con-la-d/

 

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Miroslav Tichy

Miroslav Tichý , born 20 November 1926 in Kyjov he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague . During the communist regime it was considered a dissident, after escaping from the police cecosl. Tichý realized in secret from 1960 to 1985 thousands of photos of women in his hometown of Kyjov, Czech Republic, with cameras built by hand with cardboard tubes, cans. aware of being photographed. Your photos in soft-focus and fleeting glimpses of women Kyjov are oblique , stained and poorly printed ; vitiated by the limits of its primitive equipment and a series of errors in the process of develo.

 

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LINK: http://marcocrupifoto.blogspot.it/2012/10/miroslav-tichy-artista-fotografo-e.html?m=0

 

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter.
A terrible event, September 17, 1925, at the age of 18, his life changed dramatically and locked her in a deep loneliness that had only art as a uniquewindow on the world. The bus ended up crushed against a wall. The injuries werevery serious for Frida: if the spine broke in three places in the lumbar region; He shattered the femoral neck and ribs; the left leg reported 11 fractures; The right footwas dislocated and crushed; the left shoulder dislocated and remained the pelvic bone broken in three places. In addition, a bus handrail went into her hip and went out of the vagina. In the course of his life he had to endure many as 32 surgicaloperations. Released from the hospital, she was forced to years of resting in bed at home, with the bust in plaster. This situation prompted her to read books on thecommunist movement and to paint.
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Dog Palla

Palla was saved by volunteers and taken to the clinic, a nylon strap at the neck that nearly decapitated and perhaps wore since she was a puppy. This prevented the blood to flow properly, bringing the head to swell dramatically. But it is fine now, even if his head is not completely deflated, is beautiful all the same.

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LINK: http://trovalazampa.corriere.it/rubrica/attualita/palla-storia-di-un-cane-salvato-dalla-cattiveria-umana

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Ultraviolet Portraits

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Dear Phillips , original artist of Detroit and active environment of Brooklyn, has emerged on the international scene with a series of projects, including the very special ultraviolet portraits born of his research on beauty. The Beauties Ultraviolet UV photographs that are inspired by dermatologists and beauty experts use to show customers and patients as will their skin in the future: the ultraviolet technology shows, in fact, all those defects hidden beneath the surface that may occur with aging. Dear Phillips decided to use the same technology , combined with black and white, to create entirely new portraits: no more perfect faces and fake , more or less heavily modified, but a set of imperfections that create real beauty. This project promotes the acceptance of oneself , testifying as the show itself for what it really is more effective than a representation artificially perfect.

 

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Fonte: http://www.vogliadiscrivere.it/i-ritratti-ultravioletti-di-cara-phillips/

 

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