Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Representations of Beauty and the Body

No description

Stephanie Tripp

on 19 February 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Representations of Beauty and the Body

Representations of Beauty and the Body
Visual Literacy, Spring 2014

What is beautiful?
It may change over time, and it is shaped by culture, economics, politics.

"The insanity has to stop, because as focused on me as it appears to have been, it is about all girls and women. In fact, it’s about boys and men, too, who are equally objectified and ridiculed, according to heteronormative definitions of masculinity that deny the full and dynamic range of their personhood."

--in The Daily Beast, April 2012
Ashley Judd
on her "puffy" face

Foundations, 1886
Today's "corset"
Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart in 1940.
Hollywood's changing tastes
Mae West at age 39 (1932)
Marilyn Monroe
Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger (1964)
Daniel Craig as James Bond
in Casino Royale (2006)
David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust (1972)
Twiggy (circa 1967)
Mick Jagger (1967)
Grace Jones (1981)
Jane Fonda in Klute (1971)
Lady Gaga in Vogue (2011)
Marlene Dietrich in Morocco (1930)
A Japanese Geisha, part of a centuries-old tradition of beauty that emphasizes white face painting.
Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci by Piero di Cosimo (1490)
Lillian Gish (1921)
Malibu Barbie (1971)
Farrah Fawcett (1976)
Poster sold 20 million copies
Sherilynn Fenn in
Twin Peaks (1990)
Nina Davuluri,
Miss America 2014
Kate Moss, 1990s
Vanessa Williams,
Miss America 1983
Madonna with son at 2014 Grammy awards
Full transcript