Canons of Chimerical Beauty

Julie Pavia – Canons of Chimerical Beauty

A beauty canon is a standard that defines the ideal beauty of human beings. Tastes and fashions being very changeable, the canons are different from one era to the next. Nowadays, with the ease of access to media and social networks, they evolve rapidly, even permanently. They vary from a page refresh or a scroll on Instagram giving birth to micro-canons.

This work aims to understand these micro-canons, to confront and desacralise them. Using a questionnaire sent to people from various backgrounds, I collected their opinions and three types of images of themselves. The project takes the form of a publication. The reader discovers the answers throughout the pages as well as the images that confront each other in the form of chimerical collages.

Diploma project (2022) by Julie Pavia