Only Skin-Deep: Beauty and Ugliness between Good and Evil

@inproceedings{Hatzaki2009OnlySB,
  title={Only Skin-Deep: Beauty and Ugliness between Good and Evil},
  author={M. Hatzaki},
  year={2009}
}
  • M. Hatzaki
  • Published 2009
  • Art
  • A discussion of the ideal of beauty and its dictates in imagery and text alike from the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries highlights the ways in which physical beauty in Byzantium was perceived and defined in this period. Yet the blond and curly-haired, bright-eyed and rosy-cheeked ideal of beauty that represents the image of the ‘beautiful body’ in Byzantium also necessitates a consideration of its alternative: the unsightly, ugly or deformed body. As beauty and ugliness coexist in… CONTINUE READING