The psychology of beauty is complex not just because the concept of beauty is as yet undefined, but also because it is largely true that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder or how individuals perceive other people or things. The importance of beauty has been taught since the first civilizations. It is known that the cave people of the Mesolithic period (around 10,000 B.C.) softened their skin with castor oil and grease, and also used plant dyes to tattoo their skin. Lipsticks first appeared in the ancient city off Ur, near Babylon, 5000 years ago. Ancient Greek women painted their cheeks with herbal pastes made from crushed berries and seeds. A dangerous development of beauty
The body art is an ancient concept of human society. Tattoo and body piercing are the current and common trends of the body art in the American culture. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong to have these things on an individual’s body, if he or she is an art lover but if someone have this just because virtual world personalities have these then it is not relevant for him or her. As my classmates Juliet and Daniela have been mentioned about the harmful consequences of these things on human body in some ways.
and for thousands of years. (Greif, Hewitt 367) The African American culture use body art as a method of nonverbal interpersonal communication. The word tattoo became part of the English vocabulary in 1769 when James Cook visited the Pacific Island of Tahiti.
The idea of cosmetology and beauty was commenced by ancient tribal hunters. It is believed that they would smear ash under their eyes and use animal urine to alter their smell. This is where the idea of eyeliner and perfume originated (Schurman). Around the world cosmetology is being introduced like Egypt is suggested to be one of the most ancient culture that associates with cosmetics. Make up to them was really significant especially to the royal egyptians. Their idea of eyeliner was made up of lead, ash and mercury. The use of this eyeliner helped reduce glare, prevent any type of infection, and mostly to make their eyes beautiful (Schurman). Now the Chinese ancient culture had mixtures of natural ingredients to produce stimulating nail polish. The nail polish to these people were sign of wealth (Murphy). In ancient Rome and Greece those who could afford it would receive baths in lotions. They wore perfume, face powder, blush, eyeliner, and lipstick. During this period it was discovered that oils, lotions, and animal fat have beautification properties (Schurman).
Tribal tattoos have been used for many reasons. They were used to promote a relationship with a god, and to help then get to the proper spirit world. Tribes also thought that tattoos would give them an advantage when they arrive to the spirit world. Most of the primitive tribes used some form of tattoos, scarification or body painting.
Also, a great point made by Lozier was the analysis of the opinion on face painting by the Europeans and how it clearly was hypocritical. At the time of contact many Europeans used cosmetic products in order to whiten their face. However, to many Europeans the use of paint in order to manipulate skin colour was “repulsive, or at the least unsettling” (25,) yet with in their culture a very similar scenario was being played out; the use of cosmetics was even seen as a sign of aristocratic identity (26.) However some Europeans (like Fray Salvador Lopez) realized that the tradition in face painting was little different from Spanish women’s practice of painting their own faces and decided to let the indigenous people continue with their tradition (28.) Lastly, Lozier talks about the introduction of new minerals that made their way into the New World due to trade, to the traditions of face painting. A few of these minerals, amongst which we can find vermilion, were mercury and led
These are not just aesthetic objects but in fact have an important significance in people's lives and are tied to their beliefs and rituals. The objects can range from sculpture, masks (used in rituals and ceremonies), paintings, textiles, baskets, kitchen objects, arms and weapons, and the human body itself (Tattoos and piercings). There is a deep symbolic meaning that is attached to not only the objects themselves but also the materials and techniques used to produce
Overnight a paste up, created by Baby Guerrilla, has been placed on a wall in West Footscray. As a member of the arts committee, I contend that this piece of art shall remain, but not be sustained. It is undeniable that street art is a prominent part of Melbourne’s culture. A vital component of street art is the fact that it is impermanent. This is one of the countless factors that separates it from traditional art featured in studios, museums, and homes. Street art holds the purpose to be seen then and there, therefore its removal or sustainment would defeat this purpose.
The Egyptians are thought to be the first civilization to wear makeup. Egyptian makeup was used for various reasons, including to denote social status and simply to improve the appearance. A substance called unguent was applied to the skin as a moisturizer to protect it from the elements and discourage wrinkles. Sometimes the unguent was scented. Various oils were also used to improve the skin. Both men and women used cosmetics in ancient Egypt, with the most common look being a white face with rimmed eyes and red lips.
The rationale behind my project starts with the issue surrounding the Palestinians lack of rights and shining a light on the oppression that they face. The United States has been allies of the State of Israel since its founding in 1948. Many Americans seemed to be socialized to view Israel’s actions against Palestine as fair and deserved. Palestinian social justice issues are also not in the foreground of most American’s conscious which then ends up further perpetuating the cycle of blind allegiance to the Israeli cause. The purpose of my mural is to revel how the Israeli military unforgivingly dominates Palestinians. The Israeli soldier is holding a rifle while the Palestinian child is standing defenseless or nearly defenseless if the audience wants to imagine him holding a stone which is often the case. Either
In various societies, tattoos have had different meanings or significance. They have been popular for thousands of years in different cultures, as a common form of body modification. They can be symbolic of one’s self-expression, ‘a mark of individuality’, and body alteration as a compelling symbol. (Tiggemann & Golder, 2006; Patterson & Schroeder, 2010 as cited in Atik & Yildirim, 2014). Tattoos have been around for so many years that its existence is unclear thus its origin remains a debate in today’s society. However, the earliest record was traced back to the East Mediterranean, mainly in places like Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Italy etc. (Atik and Yildirm, 2014). During those times, tattoos were believed to be used to protect the body from
The romans used cosmetics for their ritual purposes, but time went by women used it for their everyday life. Romans liked white skin however they really didn’t have natural white skin so they so they had to depend on their cosmetics to lighten their complexion. They would use chalk powder, white marl and white lead which was very poisonous to their skin, but they didn’t really care if it was bad for them they kept on applying on to their face. Roman made lotion and cream for skin care most of the ingredients they will use would be plants to fight of wrinkles, pimples, sun spots, reckless, and flaking. “This mask were mixture of lentels, barely, lupine, honey, or fennel blended with oils, oregano seeds, Sulphur, vinegar, goose grease, basil
Cosmetics, first used in Ancient Rome for ritual purposes, were part of daily life for women, especially prostitutes and the wealthy. Cosmetics were applied in private, usually in a small room where men did not enter. Cosmetae, female slaves that adorned their mistresses, were especially praised for their skills. They would beautify their mistresses with cultus, the Latin word encompassing makeup, perfume and jewelry.
The most commony used form of body modifcation and tottos are for inidividual expression and beuty purposes. People are vale to express them self through these methods. They can use tatoos to on the body to display thier belifs, hobbies, likes, dislikes, such as a cross, quote, object, and more. Tatoos are also appelaing to the eye and are sometimes inserted becaus they are "pretty". Body modifctaion is used similiarly. Some poeple like to have piercings, ears