BEAUTY THROUGH THE AGES
Anna Ginsburg of Strange Beasts is a kick-ass female artist working across traditional hand drawn 2D, stop-motion, digital imagery and live-action. The above film was created to demonstrate the evolution of the female form and society's perception of this across history.
Quote from Strange Beast:
“Commissioned by CNN to launch their global series on beauty, the film is an examination of the changing (but never ending) pressures on women to conform to body shape ideals.
“The animation begins in 28,000 BC, morphing between sculptures of Fertility Goddesses through ancient Egyptian views of perception and then through the ages; The Bronze Age, Ancient Greek, the Renaissance and beyond.
“The shapes are constantly shrinking and stretching, As the modern era is reached, the female body is seen through technology, becoming painfully and dangerously distorted.
“The film ends with a message to reject the unattainable, often impossible and dangerous ideals imposed on women.”
(Above quotes found in Stash Magazine. Click the link to read more!)
Personally, I love the through-provoking message behind this animation.
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