"And beauty is a form of genius - it costs more than a genius because it needs no explanation. It is one of the great realities of the world, such as the sun or spring or the reflection of that silver shell, which we call the moon, in the dark waters. It is indisputable. He has the divine right of sovereignty. He makes princes out of those who have it. Are you smiling When you lose her, you won't smile ... "
Oscar Wilde, Portrait of Dorian Gray
The theme of beauty moves the world more than we might want to admit. But it is in everything. We buy clothes, eat healthily, go to exercise, take care of our skin ... We build our image, we assume that we will be young forever and this will ensure that our surroundings will take us positively, maybe even with admiration.
However, this whole effort is still not enough for us, because what others see is not only ourselves, but it is mainly the image of us that we present to others. It's a photo on our profile or in our story that talks about how beautiful we are and how we enjoy the world. These photographs, although in some way at least they know how they are created, are generally accepted uncritically by the world. He assumes that what we see is a truth that accurately and faithfully represents reality.
Is that really so? Is post-production a myth or just an insignificant part?
Authors: Lenka Kleinová, Lukáš Procházka