Mirror Mirror on the Wall

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October 15, 2011 05:25

Three Israeli women artists examine and challenge our notions of beauty.




LIAT ELBLING: ‘You belong to me’

LIAT ELBLING: ‘You belong to me’ 521. (photo credit:COURTESY ST-ART)

LIORA BELFORD REMEMbers the distressing moment that inspired her to put together an art show on notions of female beauty.

“I asked my daughter, who is three-anda- half years old, to put on her beautiful dress and she turned to me and said: ‘Beautiful is important, isn’t it?’ ” What troubled Belford, an art curator at Jaffa’s ST-ART gallery, was how Nola, her blue-eyed, blonde-haired daughter, who frequently attracts compliments about her looks, was being influenced by the emphasis people place on physical appearance.

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