My MasterThere is one grotesque work where the central figure of the girl is the dominant image, on the surface... Read More
There is one grotesque work where the central figure of the girl is the dominant image, on the surface at least. Her eyes are looking in different directions, she might have a squint. The next shot is presenting another character – a fly. The fly is particularly interested in the girl’s eye movement, and it appears to corroborate her relationship with the girl’s vision. We might even call her an upper hand as it skilfully orchestrates the situation. The master, the fly, plays with its disciplined sitter flying from one side of the girl’s face to the other. When the fly solves the puzzle, the beauty of the girl becomes conventional which is mainly reflected in the symmetry. Now when her face takes on common features by the standards of classic beauty, the girl does not seem to be interesting anymore, even though she is truly beautiful now. The fly reproduced the unique version of the beauty and made her socially appropriate by removing something unusual about her appearance.
The current work highlights the author’s pursuit to expose society’s adherence to a doubtless and carefully made up, perfectly symmetrical beauty. But then that idealness and a mask-like beauty gain a somewhat deadening effect.
So, should a beautiful face be either attractive or interesting?