Brenda May Gallery
10 – 28 September 2013
The collaborative work of Robert Doble & Simon Strong
Notions of beauty are amongst the most abstract imaginable. In the Western world notions of female beauty are subscribed by measurements, tonality and symmetry. Curvaceous breasts, narrow waist, long legs, protruding lips and nipples. Ample buttocks, but not overly. But these are comparatively recent rulings. A short time ago, in the 1960s, Playboy magazine’s exactitudes were far more plump and curvaceous and in the time of Ruben the flesh was overflowing.