Venus Today

Continuing the photographic discussion of ancient beauty ideals set in today’s society, I chose Venus – the god of love. In the ancient for many the embodiment of beauty. What would that ideal be like today, in our society?
She changed. A modern sexy woman, more sexy, less beautiful, kinda cheap and not healthy. For the reference to the Venus in the past, I placed her in the setting of some well known Venus paintings like the ones from Tizian.

In the modern world, she might appear in magazines for teenagers as some kind of influencer. As a sex-appeal-model, she must sell something. She sells the clothes she would wear. Product-Placement. She comes as a poster with the brochure, so her fans can put her on the wall and have a closer look at the products.