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Barbara Nessim

Barbara Nessim
Born 1939, Bronx, NY, USA.
Lives and works in New York, NY, USA.




A lasting impact is made when 3000 years of beauty paradigms are compressed and distilled, as in the artworks from the series Chronicles of Beauty. The Greco-Roman sculptures utilized in these pieces present the historical archetype of beauty. Standards of beauty have evolved and broadened throughout the ages, as there is greater access and media exposure to the diverse ideals of what people find attractive cross-culturally. Chronicles of Beauty combines historical models of perfection with modern elements to pose questions about the social implications of the quest for beauty and acceptance.