By Jacki Willson

Being lovely explores the ways that extravagance, flamboyance and dressing up can open up probabilities for girls to mess around anarchically with widespread stereotypical tropes of femininity. this can be protest via play – a gratifying misbehaviour that displays a feminism for the twenty-first century. Jacki Willson discusses how, even if via pastiche, parody, or natural excitement, artists, artistes and certainly the spectators themselves can function in far more than the restrictive photos which saturate our visible tradition. by means of relating a large spectrum of examples, together with Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, Matthew Barney, Dr Sketchy’s, Audacity Chutzpah, Burly Q and Carnesky’s Ghost teach, Being beautiful demonstrates how modern lady performers embrace, critique and carefully have fun with their very own illustration through inappropriately re-appropriating femininity.

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