Tag: beauty

Ida: beauty in black and white

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Ida: beauty in black and white

[Warning: minor plot-spoilers in my text; but major plot-spoilers in the trailer above!] If the Polish film Ida does not win an Oscar for best cinematography at next year’s awards then I will eat my […]

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The role of the media in constructing distorted views of ‘ideal’ beauty

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The role of the media in constructing distorted views of ‘ideal’ beauty

Following on from yesterday’s post about beauty, a reader recommended this ‘Killing Us Softly’ video featuring Jean Kilbourne, about the way the media manipulates images of women and presents a distorted and actually destructive picture […]

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Are you beautiful? How do you know? Who makes the rules? Who tells the truth?

Filed in Media by on February 16, 2014 5 Comments
Are you beautiful? How do you know? Who makes the rules? Who tells the truth?

I heard a talk on Saturday about the biblical idea of beauty, and how distorted our own ideas of beauty have become within the prevailing culture. As an introduction, the speaker showed this ‘Onslaught’ video […]

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The relationship between beauty and faith: contemporary art comes to Brentwood Cathedral

Filed in Arts by on November 15, 2013 1 Comment
The relationship between beauty and faith: contemporary art comes to Brentwood Cathedral

From 1 – 23 December, Brian Whelan’s new work, the Brentwood Cross, will be on display in Brentwood Cathedral, Essex. With its rainbow-burst colours, child-like playfulness and vividly realised depictions of Biblical scenes, this work will attract a […]

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