The ‘perfection’ of Beauty

by Emma


I was at the Leeds Art gallery and was intrigued by this sculpture.

A feminine form.

This portrays and introduces the idea of perception. It also highlights our individual expectation and the theory ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’.

Looking at this portrayal, it is clear that the artist’s perception of a female is reflected as over proportional and enhanced. This piece either highlights the personal interpretation of a woman or it is cleverly sculpted to show the highlighted and dysfunctional, expectational features of a female?

Personally I find the portrayal as unrealistic and the over enhancements as bizarrely incoherent. However the representation of our societies view of the female form give credit to the artist’s creativity and integrity.

This portrayal of a woman then becomes realistically enhanced as it illustrates the physical form as it is, and not as it is expected to be.

Indeed we are all biologically different yet remain as human forms.

Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. Women (and men) should be honoured for their individuality and their personal traits.

As a woman, I do not see perfection in my form, as others do not see it in their own. Yet, we should be celebrated for our perfection and let our feminism free.

We remain beautiful in our own right.

The mind of a deep thinker…or complete rubbish…it is all down to interpretation and perception…