Week in Review: 2/26-3/3

Caesar Assassination

Take a look below at what intrigued us this week:

The beauty of authenticity and a true smile Weekend Observations: The Beauty of Authenticity

A new exhibit shows the sensual, aesthetic artforms created during the “prudish” Victorian Era The Sensual, “Other Side” to the Victorian Era

Believe it or not, a study reveals that men spend more time than women beautifying in the AM Men Spend MOre Time Primping Than Women … Great!

More beauty-in-culture reading curated just for you! More to Love: Additions to The Reading List

Spring is right around the corner but Beware the Ides of March!

 

Pic of the Week: The Sensual, “Other Side” to the Victorian Era

This image is one of many beautiful pieces of artwork shown at “The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde 1860-1900.” In this show that opened last week about the British Aesthetic Movement, we can witness the “other side” of the Victorian era.  While we think of this era as one of prudishness and repression, there was a whole artistic counter-culture that explored the beauty of sensuality, aesthetics and decadence.  It’s reassuring to know that no matter how stifling the cultural norms, there are always artists that defy them and continue to create beauty.

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Aubrey Beardsley's "The Climax, Salome,"