Venus rocks in the BEAUTY CULTURE photograph exhibit that runs through November 27, 2011 at the Annennberg Museum. It’s a fascinating photographic exploration of the culture – and cult – of beauty. I have always thought that Ms. V could have had a career as a super model had tennis not been her first love! Who better than Venus to be featured in an art exhibit about Beauty! As her name implies she is a Goddess. She moves like a beautiful gazelle on the court with the ferocity of a hurricane. You go girl!
One of Two Photographs of Venus in the Annennburg Museum Exhibit
Two photographs of Venus are featured in the Annenberg Space for Photography exhibit — BEAUTY CULTURE. It’s a photographic exploration of how feminine beauty is defined, challenged and revered in modern society. The exhibit which opened to the public in Los Angeles on May 21, 2011, runs through November 27, 2011.
Daring, provocative and at times controversial, the exhibition presents diverse viewpoints on beauty as it has evolved through the 20th and 21st centuries. It showcases the work of 100 world-renowned beauty, fashion and fine art photographers. Illustrating the power of the still image in shaping cultural ideals and expectations of feminine beauty – and photography’s undeniable influence on conceptions of the Self.
BEAUTY CULTURE examines both traditional and unconventional definitions of beauty through the themes ranging from : What Size Is Beauty; What Color Is Beauty; to Beauty from Cradle to Grave.
Venus is one of many performers, professional models and pop-culture icons to be featured. Some of the other portrait and editorial images included are Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Cindy Crawford , Angelina Jolie, Beverly Johnson, Bo Derek, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Cheryl Tiegs, Iman, , Megan Fox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Naomi Campbell and Sophia Loren; to name a few.