Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Ugly or Beautiful
Ugly or Beautiful? It is well known that dishful and ugliness argon opposites. If that is so, how can art be offensive and pulchritudinous at the same time? Some pieces of art are ugly to the eyes but beautiful mind. The Venus of Willendorf (Venus of Willendorf 1-3) is an example of such. It is a depleted figure of a large woman. She has very large breast with nigh little arms rested on top of them. Her breast write down on her even larger stomach, which hangs down to just above her pubic area.Her pubic area and belly button are well delineate but in that respect is only small evidence of nipples. Starting at her wide hips her thighs touch and press together down to the knees, and then flummox much smaller than the rest of her. Her head is completely wrapped with what wait to be braids, with no face visible. This figure, at first glance, and second, isnt one and only(a) of saucer. After all, it is a rather plump nude woman with no face. But, looking closer and noticing wh ere the emphasis lies gives it a different look.The womans breasts, stomach, and pubic area grab the most concern all trio of these being attributes of a womans fertility. It suck upms as though they are being used to show a celebration of her fertility and energy to have tender children like her. Looking deeper into this figure it can go from something ugly to something special. Another example would be Punitavati (Punitavati/Karaikkal Ammaiyar Intro 8). Punitavati is a dye sculpture of a rather grotesque woman. She is very lanky.She sits with her bony legs get across and spread, her arms in front of her holding a small musical comedy instrument. She has the face of a crone, with large high raised eyebrows, a yen protruding nose, and a fang-toothed smile. Her entire body is bone skinny, except for a slight bulge in her stomach. This sculpture was made to symbolize her considerable inner beauty. According to legend, this now hag-like woman was once stunning. Her husband ha d left(a) her because she gave away one of his mangoes to a beggar. She then turned her god, the Hindu Shiva, go up her beauty.Shiva accepted, turning her into this figure. Her appalling appearance is used to show the beauty of her generosity and sacrifice. One other would be insubordinate Silence (Shirin Neshat, Rebellious Silence 20-33). This is a photograph of an Iranian woman, she is wearing a traditionalistic Iranian womens wardrobe, except her face is completely uncovered. Calligraphy is scripted across her entire face besides her eyes, and straight through the midst of her face she is holding up a gun barrel. This image wouldnt strike most as an object of beauty.It does grab your attention though. It makes you stare at the woman who is staring so intensely moxie at you. She wants to make her presence known and speak out in a country that doesnt see women as equal. She is a strong and defiant woman. The longer you hold her gaze the more you can see the beauty in her brav eness. All art may not be pleasing to look at, but a lot of the time there something deeper and more appealing in the meaning. Sometimes you must search to summon the beauty of something ugly.