The Concept of Beauty
Although we all agree that some women are more beautiful than others, the concept of beauty is more complex. While most people agree that certain women are aesthetically pleasing, the truth is that standards of beauty change over time and are based on a combination of social and political factors. For example, according to Diana Vreeland, a special consultant to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, certain women are more beautiful than others. It’s important to remember that while some standards of beauty are not easily attainable, others are attainable.
The classical definition of beauty is based on mathematical proportions, but this view is disputed by Plato and Kant. The classical conception of beauty treated beauty as a matter of mathematical proportions, with color as the secondary attribute. The result of this approach was that a sculpture, such as the ‘Canon’ by Polykleitos, could reproduce beauty and its qualities. In contrast, aesthetics focused on subjective feelings and pleasure, which led to the emergence of scientific theories of beauty.
The indigenismo movement in Mexico gave birth to artists such as Frida Kahlo, who painted revealing self-portraits with visible facial hair and between her eyebrows. Her work is widely regarded as an aggressive rejection of colonial white beauty standards. The platform’s mission is to foster artistic expression and to promote a sense of self-worth among women. As such, articles in the magazine’s pages cover a variety of subjects, ranging from maternal women to extreme body modification to a video game developer who claims that we already live in a video game.