Perception Of Beauty

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SUMMARY: Michelle phan begins the article by saying how in America, the perception of beauty often relies on the idea of perfection. The main source for the idea of perfection is our sources of entertainment through Hollywood as well as magazines. Although Hollywood and magazines portray ideas of perfection, media produces mass ideas of how we perceive beauty. Despite an astonishing movement taking place to reveal behind the scene footage of models, America has a 40 billion dollar diet industry. We created our own beauty standards within our own country from wanting tanned skin to impossible symmetrical body features. She compares the United States to multiple cultures around the world that have different ideas of what is means to be beautiful. America and other countries around the world have different
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Haughton, Neil. "Perceptions of Beauty in Renaissance Art." Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, vol. 3, no. 4, Dec. 2004, pp. 229-233. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/j.1473-2130.2004.00142.x.

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SUMMARY: Haughton’s article was to illustrate how our perceptions of what is beautiful vary with time and culture, so the accepted concept of beauty in Renaissance Europe varied between countries and even between cities. The idealized figures of Florentine art are a composite of perfect and symmetrical features, inspired by classical statues and humanist philosophy.

EVALUATION: Credibility is established throughout the article from evidence of paintings during the Renaissance era but also explanation to each picture and their perceptions of beauty from each
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