Where do you find the most beautiful women? In glossy magazines, at fashion shows, in Hollywood movies and surely, in the Vienna Art History Museum.
You will take a close look at the images of goddesses and courtesans, the heroines of myths and nameless beauties, to try to understand whether physical attractiveness is a matter of taste or whether there are universal biological factors. Maybe it’s all about cultural conventionalities and fashion. You will see all of the collections of one of the most influential museums in the world and take a close look at a few works by the geniuses of Western pictorial art, such as Titian, Rubens and Giovanni Bellini; you will also pay attention to the cultural codes of beauty depicted on ancient Egyptian sarcophagi and in Greek sculptures.
Standing in front of the canvases by Titian and Paris Bordone, you will try to find out why women tend to lighten their hair a lot more often than they dye it dark; while looking at the ladies depicted by the famous Flemish artist, Peter Paul Rubens, you will dwell on the significant pros and cons of the body positive movement.