The Power Of Imperfection

The Renaissance man puts himself at the center of the world and loves to be represented in all his fair power, not separated by a certain hardness.Piero della Francesca painted in the face of Federico da Montefeltro the expression of a man who knows exactly what he wants. The shapes of body do not hide the strength, nor the effects of pleasure: the man of power, fat and dumpy when is not muscular, flaunts the signs of the power he exercises. While the aesthetic theory engages with the rules of proportion and symmetry of the body, the powerful men of the time are living a violation of these laws: the male figure also lends itself to enhance the freedom of the artist of the classical canons.
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Source: Cinemavvenire.it

Imperfection is art

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Fernando Botero is a Colombian figurative artist.His works feature a figurative style, called by some “Boterismo”, which gives them an unmistakable identity.Botero depicts women, men, daily life, historical events and characters, milestones of art, still-life, animals and the natural world in general, with exaggerated and disproportionate volumetry, accompanied by fine details of scathing criticism, irony, humor, and ingenuity.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Botero

See also: Imperfect Beauty in Botero

 

The Strabismus of Venus

Beautiful, slender, pale skin and perfectly oval face (according to Renaissance), surrounded by a flowing golden hair: it is the most famous image of beauty, as Sandro Botticelli depicts in his most famous work, The Birth of Venus. But the legend tells us that a small defect, in such beauty, there was. A slight tendency of the eye to deflect outwards with respect to its visual axis. As with all legends, however, we will never know if indeed the goddess of beauty had that little defect commonly known as “strabismus of Venus.”

Source (in Italian): http://www.ateneonline-aol.it/030626pimaAP.html

 

 

A Mole to Seduce

One way to transform their physical defects into virtues? Exasperate them. So the spaces between teeth, freckles and moles can become a resource, in spite of the myth of physical perfection.No defect has ever been charming and intriguing as the mole.

Frank Polowny, Marilyn Monroe, 1952

Source (in Italian): http://bargaingirl.tumblr.com/post/17756746665/un-neo-per-sedurre 

See also: Marilyn Monroe, an icon of beauty

 

Hillary,Imperfect Beauty:

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Starting from the film “Boys don’t cry”,Hillary Swank  imposed on herself to be out of rules:always busy and ready to the metamorphosis and come into action,capable of big dramatic interpretations.She is the protagonist of some famous films like :”Boys don’t cry” and ” Million dollar baby”.She isn’t beautiful, she has an irregular face,she isn’t a classic example of harmony. But with her skills,determination and competence,she has been able to create a new model of actress.

Hilary, bellezza imperfetta

Hilary, bellezza imperfetta

Hilary, bellezza imperfetta

Hilary, bellezza imperfetta

Source (in Italian): http://espresso.repubblica.it/multimedia/lista/fotogallerie/29171835

Suture?!

Surgeons use miles and miles sutures of all types: absorbable, non-absorbable, nylon, polypropylene, silk, and other materials, without which we could not repair the skin, subcutaneous tissue, tying vessels, nerves, arteries, veins , and all the various tissues of the body. There are several techniques of suture points with single, double, interrupted, continuous, interrupted sutures, spot pegged and many others.There are those who use other types of wire and other techniques, not to support a face such as during a facelift or for treating a skin wound, but to create real works of art that represent the human body ,as Kumi Yamashita.

Constellation – Mana

Source (in Italian): http://www.itsnotplastic.com/suturiamo/#!prettyPhoto

The Daylight Project

On September 18, 2012, the band announced on their website: “We need YOUR help for our next music video. We’re asking YOU to record and share ‘YOUR story’, and that recording may be handpicked to appear in the video for our third single, ‘Daylight’, directed byJonas Akerlund.” Levine says, “As different as we all are, there are common themes that bring us together, inspire and show everyone what is important today. With this video, we’ll present the world today and beyond, creating more than just a music video.”They also launched a website called “Daylight Project” for more information and for people to submit their video. The music video was released on December 10, 2012. The accompanying music video sees fans express things they love and hate throughout the clip, after the band asked them to submit entries online.

 

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_(Maroon_5_song)#Music_video

 

An Imperfect Person in a Perfect City:

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“Lulù Delacroix” is a book written by Isabella Santacroce.The story is set in a Perfect City,where everything is armony and beauty.Nothing worrys people’s life without any defects.In this world terrorised by each form of diversity,the little Lulù Delacroix represents a threath.She isn’t like other little girls:she hasn’t hair,but she has two big eyes,white skin and a very strange kind to express herself.None accepts her,not even her parents, who aren’t sweet with her and not even her sisters,who mistreat her.This child is a monster,scares people and won’t go out.Than she creates a personal universe to survive from reality which refuses her.Finally she finds a doll,Mimì,without arms and with one eye and together they will reach a new world and will defeat all prejudices.

Source (in Italian): http://www.qlibri.it/narrativa-italiana/romanzi/lul%C3%B9-delacroix/

The Teeth Gap:Another Type of Beauty

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Visits to the surgeon, hours in the gym, atrocious diets. Everything for chasing an ideal of beauty, what we built in our personal imaginary or that to which the media and glossy covers have accustomed us: a perfect beauty often made of painted faces, and bodies made of Greek proportions. In short, a beauty to Photoshop.Lately, however, you notice a slight contrast to the canons of perfection to which the fashion tents :and there is a defect, in particular, rather than to shock the designers seem to attract so much to choose for their advertising services and for their expensive advertising campaigns exclusively models born with this defect. I am speaking of diastema, otherwise known as “teeth gap”, or the distance between the incisive teeth .Empty space which according to many is ugly while according to others it is one of those little defects that make a real beauty.

Source (in Italian):  http://www.buyitalianstyle.com/magazine/must_have/4228/imperfetta-bellezza?utm_source=imperfetta-bellezza&utm_medium=mag&utm_campaign=post

 

From Imperfections to Beauty

We are used to watching the womankind in the publicity by the stereotype of the woman as an object of desire. So it alludes to a perfect physical beauty. But an important brand, like the DOVE company, in this commercial spot has as protagonists real women and not models:the testimonials are enthusiastic consumers of the product and are ready to “get signed” in the true sense of the word.

http://youtu.be/I_frsEzlrQg