Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Art of Make-Up

So my roommate is a make-up artist and brought this amazing book to our dorm room to explore ideas and ways to play around with makeup. I thought the cover was absolutely fascinating and thought I'd see what you all though. Is this one woman? Is it two different woman merged together to form one face? Does this mean that make-up can literally transform people into a different race?


Sydney said...

This is definitely an amazing photo. It is obviously two women, if you examine closely you can see the nostrils dont compare nor the eyebrows. However the point that the book is making is very interesting-that make up can change someones appearance firstly. A little more symbolically it can make you feel like a whole new person. I enjoy the idea of this in an artist realm, however also resent the message in social context. But really cool post

Excaliborn7 said...

Hmmm. I think Sydney is right, that it's two women, but I am not as sure. My thought is that make-up could easily create visual effects that could make one think the nostril or eyebrow is slightly different from side to side, but have it be on the same face. It would be interesting to try to find the definitive answer to this book coer. I bet it is out there.
Also, make-up is always an interesting material (and symbolic material) to explore in some kind of work.

Excaliborn7 said...

...also potentially a little photoshopping at play, no?