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Agape Charmani for Art-Sheep

The naked female body has always been an inspiration for artists and writers, who created paintings, love poems and novels just to praise the beauty of a woman’s figure, her skin and her pretty features. Women have always been an object to this type of admiration and social stereotypes and ideas have been based on what art, fashion and advertising projected as ideal.

For artists Marco Guerra and Yasmina Alaoui beauty is something set by various criteria that originate mostly from the society, but it is also a meditating experience. Through their series of photos, Tales of Beauty, the photographers intend to address the questions of beauty. The duo, who has been collaborating together for the past few years, combined their experience in fashion photography and contemporary art, and tried to answer these questions through the bodies of four curvy women.

The sculptural forms and the lighting dynamics, create an abstract visual result that reminds one of modernist nudes. The shapes of the bodies and the photographer’s angles give the viewer the impression of something other than a female figure. With their skin looking flawless and the twists their bodies take, these women definitely look like beautiful statues.

 

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