The concept of beauty is a burdened one. We are living in a society that fears its adoration in contemporary art, yet intimidates its women into accepting it as their highest value. We have degraded it in mass media and the celebrity yet revere it above all other qualities of life. Beauty is a double‐edged sword – an instrument of seduction and inaccessibility burdened with an overwhelming distrust in the simple sensation of pleasure.
As she deconstructs traditional concepts associated with beauty and its relationship to violence, contemporary portraitist Lita Cabellut examines our inherent impulse towards these two kindred sensations and the clash between society’s banishment and expectation of the beautiful