In the West, especially in the United States, the archetype of beauty is youth. And when youth fades, often extreme cosmetic measures are taken to try to regain what is perceived as desirable.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 15, 2014
HarmonyWishes Fine Art Prints has released a series of images which focus on mature women from India, Vietnam and Myanmar whose beauty is not defined by youth, but rather, by time.
"In the West, especially in the United States, the archetype of beauty is youth. And when youth fades, often extreme cosmetic measures are taken to try to regain what is perceived as desirable." says HarmonyWishes founder Meg Matlach. "In my view, the women in our portrait series, Inherent Beauty, exemplify beauty in a profound way".
The collection is intended to encourage the viewer to ask layered questions around the concept of beauty. The human face contains more than just the physical attributes but also translates the effects of a single life - it's joys, sorrows, wisdom and intellect onto the canvas of the body.
"True beauty and character cannot be defined by time. It's immediately recognizable wherever you find it in the world," states HarmonyWishes Art Director and Photographer Michael Matlach. "When I encounter people of character and grace I'm drawn in and want to share what I experience with others. These portraits are a result of that feeling."
Founded in 2007, HarmonyWishes Art E-Cards mission is to provide an alternative way of communicating through a visually and intellectually stimulating choice of unique images that have a global perspective and foster spiritual diversity.
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