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Disfigured Dripping Portraits

Lisa Scrimgeour Paintings Challenge the Idea of Physical Beauty

— January 25, 2013 — Art & Design
All covered in blobs of paint and dripping wax, the subjects of the Lisa Scrimgeour Paintings are disfigured, with all of their original identities completely concealed.

All of the stereotypes associated with ugliness and difference are challenged in this portrait series, as the viewer cannot determine if the subjects were originally beautiful or ugly or what those terms even mean. They all look similar with their hair plastered down, their skin color changed and their features altered.

Only the eyes remain unaltered, and they are all stunningly beautiful. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, these painted faces are only unsightly frames and shouldn't deter you from the view. Lisa Scrimgeour Paintings disguises outer appearance in the search for inner beauty.
Trend Themes
1. Challenging Beauty Standards - Opportunity for companies to promote inclusivity and a more diverse and realistic portrayal of beauty in advertising and media.
2. Form Interpretation - Opportunity for artists, designers, and other creatives to challenge and experiment with traditional forms and representations in their work.
3. Emphasizing Inner Beauty - Opportunity for companies to shift focus from external beauty to highlight the qualities that truly make a person beautiful on the inside in their marketing messaging.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Opportunity for artists, designers, and other creative professionals to explore innovative and unconventional techniques for creating portraits and other visual art.
2. Advertising and Marketing - Opportunity for companies to promote a more inclusive and diverse representation of beauty and to focus more on qualities beyond physical appearance in their marketing messaging.
3. Fashion - Opportunity for fashion designers and brands to branch out beyond traditional beauty standards and promote unique and individualistic styles and aesthetics.
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