Tells us about the concept of beauty in aesthetics was – tells us the concept of beauty in aesthetics was | Stile.it

It’s called A New Kind Of Beauty and is one of the events Fotoleggendo , the event produced by Photo Workshops in Rome. The author is Philip Toledano , an artist who over the years has worked with magazines such as Vanity Fair and Esquire and newspapers like the New York Times and Le Monde . Specializing in photographs and installations, Toledano accomplished through his work a socio-political situation in which it considers as his shots of incomplete sentences that give way to many questions. “I do not know where I get inspiration – confesses Toledano – And I’m afraid that if I tried to find out, would ruin the magic! I feel like a sponge that absorbs everything around him. After passing a few months or a few years and here comes an idea. ” And at A New Kind Of Beauty the idea in question is to reflect on aging and the passage of time , capturing its goal the new concept of beauty and its wider significance. “I took care of my elderly father for a year – continues Toledano – and every day I had to deal with death and old age. I started thinking about cosmetic surgery , which is the very negation of those ideas.

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A new kind of beauty

  • I’m interested in what we define as beauty, when we choose to create it ourselves.

    Beauty has always been a currency, and now that we finally have the technological means to mint our own, what choices do we make?

    Is beauty informed by contemporary culture? By history? Or is it defined by the surgeon’s hand? Can we identify physical trends that vary from decade to decade, or is beauty timeless?

    When we re-make ourselves, are we revealing our true character, or are we stripping away our very identity?

    Perhaps we are creating a new kind of beauty. An amalgam of surgery, art, and popular culture? And if so, are the results the vanguard of human induced evolution?

    2008-2010

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