Monday, 21 March 2011

Exaggerating Beauty

21 March, 2011
The following painting exaggerates the concept of hollywood beauty, an example of celebrity who's too addicted with plastic surgery. In hollywood and international standards, big lips, boobs are considered as beautiful. While this painting emphasizes the parts, to make it seems even more dramatized.

American dream faces, both for men and women. According to the cosmetic surgery research, these are the faces based on the "perfect combination" of the celebrities' best parts. Angelina Jolie's lips with Katie Holme's eyes. Daniel Craig's baby blue eyes with Matt Damon's eyes.  Surprising eh?

"Plastic Surgery." Gallery of the Absurd. Web. 21 Mar. 2011. <>.

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"Cosmetic Surgery Victims." Gadis. Vol. 7. Jakarta: Sirkulas&Pelayanan Pelanggan, 2011. 94-95. Print.

I found an interesting article from the newest Indonesian magazine that I just bought, which is talking about the true stories/experiences of cosmetic surgery's victims. One of the stories is about Alicia Douvall, a beautiful model who was born as a natural beautiful. Ironically, being born beautiful does not make her happy, instead she's suffering BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder), and very insecure about her looks. She has done an uncounted numbers of cosmetic surgeries, at least 100 surgeries or more, and she has been spending for more than 1 million poundsterling! She is addicted of doing cosmetic surgeries to keep "fixing her beauty, but it turned out that surgery just make her looks worst. Now she's doing a rehab to heal her addiction from doing surgeries.

left: before surgery, right: after surgery

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