I am strongly interested in the objectification and, at the same time, sanctification, of women's body. To represent women's body artists used to base the figure on a marble sculpture rather than a live woman, seeking harmony and beauty rather than anatomical correctness. I believe there is a tendency to sanctify and glorify the woman body only when it is in a controlled environment, is fascinating how the female's body is elevated to a prototype and at the same time, in a different context is objectified.
The classically ideal body, as established in sculpture in Greece in the fifth century B.C., has been the most constantly copied style in all the arts, and this is the reason why I choose to work with images of statues from that era. The ideal body of today, is more unobtainable than ever, with a mixture of filters, photoshop, plastic surgery, what women aspire to be is just not possible without some extra help.
With this project, I hope to raise the issue of objectification, and to highlight how different women are treated in different contests.In the western culture we have been used to see women body depicted as saints, and elevated to the level of a goddess, although in the everyday life women are objectified and not respected, I want to express this conflict.
by Giulia Vigna
Born in Latina in 1992, Giulia holds a BA in Fashion Design and a Masters Degree in Languages of the Graphic Arts. In 2011 after a work experience in New York in a fashion design studio, she moved to London where she began her multidisciplinary career in fashion and graphic design, while developing her own art projects. She has been featured in both online and print magazines
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