Beauty in Ancient Times. From Nefertiti to Angelina Jolie

Beauty in Ancient Times. From Nefertiti to Angelina Jolie
Isabel del Rio

Beauty in Ancient Times. From Nefertiti to Angelina Jolie. Do they resemble each other? Visit MAC in Barcelona through June 17.


Beauty in Ancient Times. From Nefertiti to Angelina Jolie

It seems that Angelina Jolie is going to be the next Cleopatra in a film. But what Cleopatra likes? How did Nefertiti wear makeup? What was fashionable in times of Phryne, the muse of the sculptor of beauty: Praxiteles?

Through June 17, 2013 MAC Barcelona is presenting a curious exhibition: Stories of Toiletries, Cosmetics and Beauty in Ancient Times. There, we can know the daily secrets to be handsome in old Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Because beauty is a quality or property of things that attract us. Someone can find ugly or unpleasant one thing seduces another person. However, in a same time or culture, opinions usually are similar. And, yes, Angelina Jolie is really attractive.

For Greeks, aesthetics and ethics were closely related.

However, for Romans, beauty was only aesthetics… And for us?

If you have the chance, don’t miss this different event.

Archeology Museum of Catalonia Passeig Santa Madrona, 39, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

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  • I have seen this exhibition. It’s worth! Love this museum and its exhibits. Thanks Yareah Magazine for sharing!

Isabel del Rio

Managing Editor at Yareah® Magazine. Author of ‘Ariza’ (2008) and ‘The Girls of Oil’ (2010)

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