Losing sight, winning beauty: Blindness in the fashion industry

Notes on Blindness (Creditos - Into Darkness Ltd)

The inner world of the blind have always seemed intriguing to us. In 1749, Denis Diderot published his “Letter on the Blind.” The interest to know how the blind perceive at Diderot’s time was due to several scientific breakthroughs that even allowed curing some congenital blindness. Therefore, the discussion on the imagination of the blind highly increased. People wanted to know how those unable to see with the eyes could approach a world built for those who see. Continue reading

Maleficent: Disney’s queer rewriting of a traditional tale

MALEFICENT

Recovering my old texts, I found this one, which is one of my favourites.

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I have just seen Maleficent, although various months have passed since the release of this both commented and awaited Disney film. And in spite of the fact that I’m a fan of everything that this production conjured—from Sleeping Beauty’s original story, to the soundtrack, design costume, and artwork—I most certainly did not forecast the evident gay subtext in the film. Continue reading

Notes On Camp: New site

Hello everyone. I am very happy to say that my new site is now available at Notes On Camp. I invite you to follow my articles on the new site from now on.

Cheers!

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Anna Karina (Denmark 1940)

At Notes On Camp, we are preparing a new platform. Soon: notesoncamp.com

Andy Warhol on Beauty

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait with Skull
Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait with Skull

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – 1987) spent his whole life looking for the most effective ways to create art. And although, when he finished his school education had serious intentions to study art and become a professor, his eccentricity led him to study commercial art, marking his career forever. Continue reading

Neo-Andean Architecture: recovering the indigenous design

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Since 2006, a new bourgeois class began to emerge in Bolivia, all thanks to a small economic boom that has allowed many producers and sellers to increase their income, and therefore constitute a bourgeoisie manifested through a new architectural design. Continue reading