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Re: [teacherartexchange] Real Beauty

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dianegregory_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Oct 20 2006 - 17:59:31 PDT


Woody and all,

I thought it made the point very well...that beauty is not skin deep...To me it
made the point that they grossly distorted the beauty of even a person who
already had a beautiful face...the so-called end product was almost grotesque
in its distortion of the natural beauty of this girl.

Quoting Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>:

> It is very effective at making a point, but it would be more
> effective if
> it followed up with the multitude of beautiful faces that populate our
> world. Kids need to realize that there is more than one vision of
> beauty. Looking around any Middle School classroom can be
> proof of that, at least to me. But, I doubt the students can see it.
> Woody
>
> > http://campaignforrealbeauty.com/
> >
> > It is a fascinating add by Dove showing how Photoshop is being used
> > to distort
> > the features of a beautiful woman...The add is meant to raise
> > consciousness
> > about the negative impact of these kinds of adds on the perceptions
> > of others
> > about women's body image. It raises ethical questions about
> > advertising and
> > how art is being used to influence others. This add is being used
> > by Dove to
> > kick off their campaign for real beauty.
> >
> > It would be a great way to raise this particular issue in a high
> > school art
> > class. The number of females who are obese is rising at a very
> > fast rate. The
> > number of girls with body image issues is incredible.
> >
> > What do you think?
> >
> > Diane
>
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Dr. Diane C. Gregory
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Director, Graduate & Undergraduate Studies in
Art Education
Department of Visual Arts
Texas Woman's University
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