Beauty is…..subjective. Which means it exists in the mind of the individual. We acquire guidelines as to how we see this through the world’s perspective, society, current culture, local community, universal aesthetics, personal opinions and gut feelings. Is there a right or a wrong? I would have to say no; it is subjective. Beauty is for the viewer at the time in which they are seeing.
Based on artifacts, around 24,000 BC the female body that was immortalized, probably worshiped and likely considered desirable, is thought to be depicted in the 4”sculpture named the Venus of Willendorf.
This Venus is quite ample, voluptuous and brimming with visual messages of fertility and an abundance of sexuality. This general view of women is reflected throughout the centuries with slightly different artistic interpretation.
The past century we have seen quite a number of different “fashion” interpretations of beauty. Below are some of the predominant silhouettes that reflect the US perception of American beauty over the past century.